Master in Cyber Security

We hear about data breaches and attacks on critical infrastructure every day. How do we safeguard our information society? How do we promote trust? How do we engineer an information infrastructure that has security built in from the start in a principled way? These are the central questions of Cyber Security – an exciting and crucial research area within Computer Science.

A joint-degree program

In collaboration with ETH Zürich, this Master’s Program offers a broad set of courses such as cryptography, formal methods, systems, network and wireless security. It aims to provide both foundational and applied knowledge in this quickly expanding domain by leveraging expertise from both universities. This program is mainly targeted at students who have a Bachelor in either Computer Science or Communication Systems and will offer graduates excellent job perspectives.

Master of Science MSc EPF Lausanne – ETH Zürich in Computer Science – Cyber Security

ECTS credits: 120 points Teaching language: English
One semester has to be spent at ETH Zürich
  • ETHZ Bachelor’s degree program Computer science
  • ETHZ Bachelor’s degree program in Information technology
  • EPFL Bachelor’s degree program in Computer science and Communication Systems
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent first degree from an internationally recognized university 
  • Universities are recognized or accredited in their own country by the competent national authority
  • The Bachelor’s degree is based on at least three years of study (full-time equivalent) or 180 ECTS credits. Respectively 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 25-30 hours.


Study plan

Study plan

EPFL courses

Study plan

ETHZ courses



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