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Class: LM-66 - Computer systems safety

y2024 WUR Subject Computer Science and Information Systems badge 200
Class LM-66 - Computer systems safety
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language English
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator MAURO CONTI
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of mathematics, School of science

Call for Applications (international students) - A.Y. 2024/25

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2023 - 2 February 2024 
  • 2nd Call: 2 March - 2 May 2024 APPLICATION PLATFORM
  • 3rd Call (ONLY EU and equated students): 2 June - 2 August 2024 


One of the challenges of our time: safeguarding IT security and privacy of ICT systems and protecting against cyber attacks. A challenge to be dealt with from different perspectives, from technical to legal: hence the interdisciplinary nature of this course delivered in English, ranging from computer science to engineering, from statistics to economic and legal sciences, taking advantage of the participation of international teachers. You will focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of these subjects and deal with computer architecture, software engineering, operating systems, search engines and innovative areas such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing. You will be able to work as an IT security consultant and analyst, as a privacy consultant, but you may also find employment in security systems architecture or forensic information technology.

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Characteristics and objectives
The Cybersecurity programme focuses on the study of the design, development and evaluation of secure computer systems, which are also capable of ensuring privacy for future ICT systems. The 2-year study program is characterized by an interdisciplinary offering that collects contributions from computer science, engineering, statistics, legal-economic and organizational sciences, along with specific knowledge of the major application domains of cyberattack protection.
This master degree provides for teaching only in English to facilitate integration into an international workplace, and the participation of foreign students and teachers.
The purpose of the international Master's programme in Cybersecurity is to train qualified graduates in the field of ICT security. This programme focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of cybersecurity, so the students can meet the growing demands of society.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates will easily find jobs within companies that provide value-added products and services, such as telecom companies, game companies, e-learning, web developers, and the entertainment industry.
Graduates work as:
- Cyber Security consultant
- Security Analyst
- Cyber Security Specialist
- Information Security Architect
- Security Auditor
- Computer forensics expert
- Privacy-by-design consultant
An entrepreneurial path is also open to those who seek to start their own company to provide product or technology development, media content, business development or consultancy services.

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