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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 spring semester of the academic year 2024-2025 will be announced soon.



Programme Structure


Modules Semester   Compulsory / Elective   Prerequisite Modules   Corequisite Modules   Work Load
Hours ECTS
AYD513 Communication Networks 1 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
AYD620 Computer and Network Security 1 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
AYD621 Cryptography 1 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
AYD521 Computer and Network Forensics  2 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
AYD622 Security Risk Management of Information and Communication Systems 2 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
SAE521 Research Methods 2 Compulsory     250 - 300 10
AYD701Α   Master Thesis I * 3 Compulsory SAE521 AYD513, AYD620, AYD621, AYD622, AYD521 375 - 450 10
AYD701Β   Master Thesis II 3 Compulsory AYD513, AYD620, AYD621, AYD622, AYD521, SAE521 AYD701Α 375 - 450 20
Total  2250-2700 90


* 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 SAE521
  2. The remaining co-required modules must be of the same semester

Academic Personnel

Eliana Stavrou, Academic Coordinator, AYD622,, 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

Στυλιανή Κλεάνθους (Styliani Kleanthous)
ΣΑΕ521: Ερευνητικές Μέθοδοι
Module Coordinator


For additional information, please contact Ms. Marianna Prodromou (, 00357-22411651 or/and Ms. Xenia Pavli, (, 00357-22411968.