GradCert Cybersecurity

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity comprises of the first 4 modules in the MSc in Cybersecurity preparing students for a managerial and leadership career in cybersecurity.

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Michael O'Callaghan, a student on MSc in Cybersecurity speaks about his experience taking this course while working full time.

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity comprises of the first 4 modules in the MSc in Cybersecurity, preparing learnes for a managerial and leadership career in cybersecurity.

Over a period of 2 semesters (9 months) it offers a grounding in Information Security, Leadership In Security, Risk Assessment & Security Standards and Cybersecurity Law and Regulation. Students may continue on in the programme to Graduate Diploma or MSc awards or exit the programme with a Graduate Certificate.

The Advance Centre offers flexible study options  online,  or blended learning to suit professional learners  career needs and lifestyle.


Most programmes require a 2.1 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience.

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The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is part of the MSc in Cybersecurity which aims to provide high quality cybersecurity training and formal education.

It is designed to deliver cutting-edge, up-to-date techniques, strategies and tactics that allow students to understand and tackle emerging trends in cybercrime.

The curriculum is aligned with the ACM/IEEE/AIS SIGSEC/IFIP Cybersecurity Curricular Guidelines to prepare students to take a variety of cyber security roles.

The programme has a flexible structure and part-time distance-learning options, so students can combine study with full-time work and other commitments.

It is designed to foster and encourage networking and teamwork between students, so graduates leave not only having required skills but also a network of contacts for the future.





Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

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