Cyber Security, 2018-2019


This academic executive master’s programme is developed by Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. They have combined their knowledge and expertise in education for professionals in this field in the Cyber Security Academy (CSA) in The Hague. Also various private partners are involved. Leiden University is responsible for the programme. Upon successful completion of the programme participants receive the diploma Master of Science (MSc) from Leiden University.

The academic executive master’s programme Cyber Security is multidisciplinary; the programme covers technological as well as legal, administrative, economic and psychological aspects of digital security. Participants can either choose a technical or a governance specialisation.

The master’s programme is part time and lasts two years (including thesis). The programme consists of four phases: conceptualisation, specialisation, elaboration and research.

Lectures are hosted at the HSD Campus, Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104, The Hague.

Admission for this master’s programme only takes place after an intake. For more information please visit the website of the Cyber Security Academy.

Year 1

The master's programme starts each year in February with the conceptualisation phase.
Block 1: Introduction to cyberspace
Block 2: Cyber Risk Management
Block 3: Cyber Risk and the Social Sciences

In the second semester of the first year (starting September) the specialisation phase starts, which ends in the first semester of the second year (February - March).

Specialisation Technical

Block 1: Legal Perspectives on Cyber Security and Cyber Security: Economics and Insurance
Block 2: Technical Measures and Interventions
Block 3: ICT systems

Specialisation Governance

Block 1: Legal Perspectives on Cyber Security and Cyber Security: Economics and Insurance
Block 2: Cyber security Governance
Block 3: Regulating Security in Cyberspace

Year 2

The second year of the master Cyber Security starts with the last block of the specialisation phase (February-March). The remainder of the first semester of the second year (April- July) comprises the Elaboration phase.
Block 1: Case Studies in Cyber Security - specialisation Technical
Block 1: Cyber Security Management in Organisations - specialisation Governance
Block 2 and 3: Elaboration phase - choose 2 electives out of the available 4.

The second year ends with the Research phase (September-January).
Block 1 to 3: Thesis