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Master Year 2 in Cybersecurity

Master Year 2 in Cybersecurity
Year

Master Year 2

Program

Cybersecurity

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Research and Industry

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Pursue a PhD or career in R&D

Asset n°2

Gain in-depth experience through projects and an internship

Asset n°3

Delve into current trends in Cybersecurity

The Computer Science Master’s program aims to teach students the theoretical foundations, key concepts and common tools relating to computer science. The 2-year program is designed to provide students with solid knowledge and know-how to master the foundations of computer science, while also developing skills in various cybersecurity fields including cryptology, systems security, network security, modeling and protocol validation.

The program also includes courses related to current trends in cybersecurity such as blockchains and machine learning. Focusing on research, it introduces students to research labs through projects and a Master’s thesis. On graduating, students will be equipped to pursue a PhD or R&D career in industry.

Objectives

The program enables students to:

  • Better understand the interactions between different system components
  • Acquire advanced knowledge in a wide range of cybersecurity topics
  • Tackle current challenges in cybersecurity e.g. network protocol security or blockchains in new systems
  • Gain in-depth experience through projects and an internship

After graduation, students will be equipped to:

  • Pursue a PhD
  • Build a career in tech companies, especially research and development

Core courses

Secure protocols

45h

5 ECTS

English

Risk analysis and modeling, attack detection

45h

5 ECTS

English

Risk modeling and analysis in complex systems

24h

2,5 ECTS

English

 

Elective courses

Course selection method: 1 option to choose from the 4 offered throughout Master Year 2

Advanced Network Filtering Architecture

45h

5 ECTS

English

Blockchain and distributed algorithms

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

Core courses

 

Introduction to formal methods

48h

5 ECTS

English

Systems and application security

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

 

Elective courses

Embedded systems security

30h

3 ECTS

English

Advanced Cryptology

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

Laboratory project

1/2 day per week

Between September and March.

5 ECTS

Internship

5 months

Between April and August.

30 ECTS

 

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of a Master in computer science or related field at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English: proof of English proficiency is required, except for native speakers and students who previously studied in English.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 4243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 6243€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Olivier Levillain

Program office

Isabel-Mary Morgan

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

The Computer Science Master’s program aims to teach students the theoretical foundations, key concepts and common tools relating to computer science. The 2-year program is designed to provide students with solid knowledge and know-how to master the foundations of computer science, while also developing skills in various cybersecurity fields including cryptology, systems security, network security, modeling and protocol validation.

The program also includes courses related to current trends in cybersecurity such as blockchains and machine learning. Focusing on research, it introduces students to research labs through projects and a Master’s thesis. On graduating, students will be equipped to pursue a PhD or R&D career in industry.

Objectives

The program enables students to:

  • Better understand the interactions between different system components
  • Acquire advanced knowledge in a wide range of cybersecurity topics
  • Tackle current challenges in cybersecurity e.g. network protocol security or blockchains in new systems
  • Gain in-depth experience through projects and an internship

After graduation, students will be equipped to:

  • Pursue a PhD
  • Build a career in tech companies, especially research and development

Core courses

Secure protocols

45h

5 ECTS

English

Risk analysis and modeling, attack detection

45h

5 ECTS

English

Risk modeling and analysis in complex systems

24h

2,5 ECTS

English

 

Elective courses

Course selection method: 1 option to choose from the 4 offered throughout Master Year 2

Advanced Network Filtering Architecture

45h

5 ECTS

English

Blockchain and distributed algorithms

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

Core courses

 

Introduction to formal methods

48h

5 ECTS

English

Systems and application security

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

 

Elective courses

Embedded systems security

30h

3 ECTS

English

Advanced Cryptology

48h

5 ECTS

English

 

Laboratory project

1/2 day per week

Between September and March.

5 ECTS

Internship

5 months

Between April and August.

30 ECTS

 

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of a Master in computer science or related field at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English: proof of English proficiency is required, except for native speakers and students who previously studied in English.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 4243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 6243€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Olivier Levillain

Program office

Isabel-Mary Morgan

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr