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Management Development Institute of Singapore

Singapore , Singapore ,Singapore

Master of Science Cybersecurity

This programme aims to produce graduates with critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices. Students will learn how to explore the threat landscape and develop countermeasures for cybersecurity attacks. Students also study security for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the security concepts and technologies used in mobile devices.

The overall aims of the programmes are to:

Develop student's knowledge of the complex body of knowledge related to the cybersecurity discipline and develop their intellectual ability for abstract analysis and synthesis at the level for postgraduate research.
Produce graduates who can make reasoned, critical decisions for selecting or implementing appropriate cybersecurity solutions to solve complex real-world problems.
Produce graduates with sufficient technical and inter-personal skills to make an immediate contribution to their chosen profession in cybersecurity.
Enable students to acquire cognitive and critical reflection skills to equip them for a research career within the School's research groups.
Graduates can expect to be employed in one of the increasing number of sectors needing cybersecurity specialists, such as the defence industry, financial industry, telecommunications, and health sector.


  • May Deadline: May
  • Sep Deadline: Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Full-Time Positions (Non-Academic & Academic)

Academic Positions (Part-Time)
Associate Lecturer(s) will be appointed on part-time basis to cater to short-term teaching requirements. After the recruitment process has concluded, the official appointment will take place three (3) to six (6) months prior to the commencement of classes or it will be subject to the availability of teaching classes.

Applicants must possess a recognised University degree. Any other relevant professional qualifications, industry experience and pedagogical training would be advantageous.

PSW Opportunity

PSW is 1yr

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

A minimum 2:2 Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent international qualifications


A degree in any discipline with relevant work experience


Mature Candidates 30 years and above with 8 years of work experience

English Language Requirements

A minimum grade C6 in English at GCE "O" Level


IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)


MDIS Professional Certificate in English


Pass the MDIS Placement Test