QU to offer Erasmus Mundus joint masters degree in cyber-security
December 26 2021 10:57 PM
A view of the Qatar University campus.


Qatar University (QU) has been selected among 47 associated public and private partners (universities and companies) to offer Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Cyber-security.
QU president Dr Hassan bin Rashid al-Derham said: “Students from Qatar will be able to apply for this Masters Degree. Faculty from the QU will be eligible to participate in teaching and research.”
“Qatar University labs can host researchers of the programme for up to five months,” he said.
The Université Bretagne Sud (UBS) has just been awarded, as co-ordinator, of Erasmus Mundus Master in Cyber-security.
The Université libre de Bruxelles and the Université du Luxembourg are the other two partner institutions of the project, with 47 associated public and private partners.
With a budget of almost €5.2mn to train four classes of 31 students each, this master's degree will offer a specialisation in cyber-security of the Internet of Things (IoT) and another in cyber-security of software.
The students selected from all over the world will spend one year at the UBS, 15 days in Estonia, and then train for six months in Belgium or Luxembourg.
In addition, they will have to do a five-month internship abroad.
This masters will be hosted at the faculty of sciences of the UBS.
Cyberus is a full-time two-year master programme in cyber-security totally taught in English delivering 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) where each semester represents 30 ECTS.
Each module is worth five ECTS that is around 125 to 150 working hours to achieve the expected learning objectives.
The five-month internship in semester four is worth 30 ECTS.
Students are awarded the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Cyber-security when they have acquired 120 ECTS.
It offers two specialisation tracks leading to joint degrees: IoT Cyber-security and Software Cyber-security.

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