Aegean College IT School offers an innovative postgraduate degree in Cyber Security in collaboration with the University of Essex.

The MSc Cyber Security combines more theoretical courses with essential skills in all security principles and applications. The programme aims to provide education at the postgraduate level in the field of cybersecurity as well as focus on technologies and practices needed to detect and prevent threats against information systems on the Internet.

The programme offers two optional but distinguishable streams for more specialization in the field of Cybersecurity, in order to prepare the students for the various roles connected to the world of computer, network and information security.

The first stream – Incident Response – it is an essential qualification for IT security professionals. Incident response handling is a process of identifying, analyzing, and responding to security incidents in an organization. The programme covers thoroughly all the key areas of the Incident Response, such as Preparation, Detection and Analysis, Containment, Eradication, recovery, and Post-incident Analysis.

The second stream Cryptography – is also a key field of Cyber Security, and IT security professionals in cryptography are fundamental in protecting data from unauthorized access, modification, and theft. The stream covers the aspect of cryptography in depth, in a more theoretical level, but also expands in recent technologies like block chain and smart contracts, adding value to the overall programme.

  • The programme is offered in collaboration with the University of Essex, ‘University of the Year‘ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018.
  • Essex is among the top 25 institutions in the UK for the quality of research.
  • Essex is ranked 56th in the Times Higher Education Awards 2023 global rankings.
  • The Aegean College IT School is member of the Oracle Academy allowing students to gain access to a vast library and get professional accreditations.
  • Open days and career development events.
  • Personal development planning tailored to every student.
  • Well-equipped computer labs.
  • Focus on e-commerce and other platforms.
  • Graduates may apply to the British Computing Society (BCS).

Core Modules

  • Computer & Wireless Networks Security.
  • Security Governance.
  • Cryptography.
  • Information Law.


Core Modules

  • Database Systems Security & Big Data Management.
  • Penetration Testing – Ethical Hacking.


Stream Modules Incident Response

  • Digital Forensics.
  • Malware Analysis.


Stream Modules Cryptography

  • Applied Cryptography.
  • Blockchain Technology & Applications.

  • Research Methodology.
  • Dissertation.

Postgraduate students will have access to the range of computer laboratories of the College.

More precisely, computing laboratories will be fully equipped with computers with appropriate software and hardware to support student skills development.

Also, students now have to their disposal the brand new Maker’s Lab

Graduates of the programme can pursue a career in various sectors such as:

  • Security Operation Centers.
  • National and European organisations such as Police and Ministries.
  • Research & Development Companies.
  • Legal Services.
  • Telecommunications.
  • Software Development Companies.