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Magister Scientiae (Msc)

90 ects


Internationally Recognised

Online application submission



The MSc programme ‘Computer and Network Security’ aims to give students a general understanding of areas related to computer - network security and cybersecurity. The programme covers areas related to computer/communication networks, cybersecurity, computer and network security, penetration testing, computer and network forensics, cryptography, security risk management of information and communication systems. The Programme also offers the specialised knowledge required, including theory, technologies, and techniques/tools for designing and testing secure computer/communication networks.

Students will have the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained from the programme modules, not only through their final year Master thesis, but also through specialised computer - network and cybersecurity laboratory modules. It has to be noted that  physical presence of the students is not required during the laboratory modules. The laboratory modules are carried out by the students remotely through their personal computers / smart devices.

As part of the Programme, students will be also taught generic and domain-specific research techniques and will be able to develop these techniques and the specific skills required for successfully completing their final year MSc thesis project.


European Credit Units - ECTS: 90

Teaching Language: Greek

Level of Studies: Postgraduate

Title to be Awarded: Magister Scientiae (MSc)


The programme is evaluated and accredited by

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The MSc Programme in Computer and Network Security is open to individuals of any background. Typically people may hold management, technical or other positionin  IT, Telecommunication companies, government departments, consultancy agencies and educational establishments. The Programme would also be of interest to people looking for a career change.

Typically, graduates of Computer and Network Security can be employed by technology and IT companies, mobile operators, computer/networking equipment vendors, consultancy agencies and government departments.


The Open University of Cyprus (OUC), through its participation in the European project "Liaison Offices with the Labour Market", offers to students of all its programmes of study, the optional and free of charge Thematic Unit (i.e. Module) entitled "Industry Placement". This module provides students opportunities for a placement to gain professional experience in their particular field of study, and the hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus.

Each student has the right to participate in this offering once or twice during his / her studies, provided that s/he meets the required conditions.

Request more information by contacting the OUC Liaison Office here.




The minimum requirement for admission to a postgraduate programme is an undergraduate degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution.

Solid command of the English language

Good Computer Skills



The total cost of the fees for this postgraduate programme is 5,800. 

The tuition fees for each module are €725. The tuition fees for the Master Thesis are also 1,450.



Applications can be submitted exclusively online:


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Application dates for the fall semester of the Academic year 2024-2025 : July 10 - August 21, 2024.



Programme Structure


Modules Semester   Compulsory / Elective   Prerequisite Modules   Corequisite Modules   Work Load
Hours ECTS
ΑΥΔ513 Communication Networks 1 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
ΑΥΔ620 Computer and Network Security 1 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
ΑΥΔ621 Cryptography 1 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
ΑΥΔ521 Computer and Network Forensics  2 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
ΑΥΔ622 Security Risk Management of Information and Communication Systems 2 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
ΣΑΕ521 Research Methods 2 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
ΑΥΔ701Α   Master Thesis I * 3 Compulsory ΣΑΕ521 ΑΥΔ513, ΑΥΔ620, ΑΥΔ621, ΑΥΔ622, ΑΥΔ521 375 - 450 10
ΑΥΔ701Β   Master Thesis II 3 Compulsory ΑΥΔ513, ΑΥΔ620, ΑΥΔ621, ΑΥΔ622, ΑΥΔ521, ΣΑΕ521 ΑΥΔ701Α 375 - 450 20
Total   2250-2700 90
Industry Placement
ΑΥΔ695 Industry Placement (1st placement)   Elective ΑΥΔ513, ΑΥΔ521, ΑΥΔ620, ΑΥΔ621, ΑΥΔ622     5
ΑΥΔ696 Industry Placement (2nd placement)   Elective ΑΥΔ695     5


* A full-time student can be enrolled in Module ΑΥΔ701Α if he/she has completed 60 ECTS.

* A part time student can be enrolled in Module ΑΥΔ701Α if the following two conditions apply:

  1. He/she has completed at least 40 ECTS, i.e. he/she has successfully completed at least 4 modules, one of which is ΣΑΕ521
  2. The remaining co-required modules must be of the same semester


Each student can optionally enrol, once or twice, in the free of charge Thematic Module "Industry Placement", which awards five (5) ECTS. The module offers a structured placement, designed to offer students specific industry and professional experience in their particular field of study, and to allow them to build their skills in a real-world setting. 

ΑΥΔ695 - Industry Placement (1st placement)

ΑΥΔ696 - Industry Placement (2nd placement)

Request more information by contacting the OUC Career and Liaison Office here

Academic Personnel

Eliana Stavrou, Programme Director, AYD622, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0035722411893

Adjunct Faculty (Tutors)

Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus has 2 registered members
Αθανάσιος Δημητριάδης (Athanasios Dimitriadis)
ΑΥΔ521: Δικανική Υπολογιστών και Δικτύων
Module Coordinator

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Στυλιανή Κλεάνθους (Styliani Kleanthous)
Module Coordinator

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