The course aims to provide the necessary competencies for a cyber security specialist who is responsible for strengthening information systems as well as preventing cyber-attacks and security incidents, carrying out risk analysis and offering security measures to mitigate threats in their workplace or for an external client.
The level of turbulence in the information space is growing rapidly. Security has become a broad and complex concept and being competent in matters related to media literacy, strategic communication, technologies and cyber security is important to us as individuals as well as representatives of states and organisations. Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences' study offer addresses this demand, offering education that prepares specialists with skills in:
✔️Media & Information Literacy
✔️Strategic Communication & Governance
✔️Virtual Reality & Smart Technologies
In the near future the demand for Engineering and Information and communication technology specialists will surpass supply, which opens up great career prospects for cybersecurity specialists.
Graduates can work in various public and private sector organisations as integrated security testers and cybersecurity specialists, who can collaborate effectively, think critically and make data-based decisions.
Duration: full-time 2 years (4 semesters)
Degree title: PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S DEGREE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
EQF: Level 7
Exchange opportunities: Available through Erasmus+ and Nordplus.
Web application penetration testing
Network, mobile and cloud security
Intrusion detection and prevention
Secure software design
Incident handling and response
System security engineering
Project managment techniques, tools and practices
Strategic ICT managment
The art of argumentation and critical thinking
Social media analysis workshop
Rights, obligations and liability of actors on the internet
History of power and influence
Law of data security and investigatigation
Information system audits and assurance
Information security risk managment
Latvian language (foriners)
Other optional courses
Python for penetration testers
Innovation and creative problem solving
Tuition fees: EU, EEA, Swiss Confederation - 1924 EUR per academic year (full-programme 3848 EUR). Non-EU, Non-EEA 3282 EUR per academic year (full-programme 6564 EUR).
- Bachelor's degree in Information Technologies or Information and Communication Technology
- Evidence of English language competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS).
- Master's theses proposal - view here
May 1 (full degree - Non-EU/ EEA)
June 30 (full-degree - EU/ EEA/ Swiss Confederation)
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