Objectives

A key objective of this master Information security program is to provide graduates with in-depth knowledge and skills on the basic topics, concerning the different information security aspects – technical, economic, legal, and ethical.

The program addresses the education of students for a professional master‘s degree in information data security for those who are primarily interested in a career in the different sectors of economy and business. It gives students professional knowledge of international legislation, corporate processes data flow, cybersecurity, data protection, and the confidentiality. This MSc program is dedicated to industry or government employees who lack a formal graduate education in information security and the confidentiality or graduates with a bachelor‘s degree with little or no experience.      

Educational Tools

 The blended form of the program in Information security combines classroom-based curriculum with laboratory research. Before graduation, all students, both enrolled in blended and online form, must complete an information security project to demonstrate their knowledge on a specific area or issue and internship.

Training is organized as to involve students in discussion of cases, multimedia simulations, individual exercises and workshops carried out in collaboration with specialists in order to align theoretical with applied knowledge also through the continuous interaction between frontal and participatory learning.

Students are provided with online Tutors/Help Desk in order to have tailored form of project assignments and work. Each student has an entry/exit coaching component, delivered online and aimed to facilitate personal career orientation.

Once enrolled students are provided with id and pw for logging into the online Pegaso platform, where it is possible to find all the educational materials available 24 hours a day:

  • Online video lessons (each lesson lasts 20/30 min; each module consists of several online video lessons for a total of modules corresponding to 60 ECTS);
  • Specifically arranged hard copy;
  • Bibliographic reference;
  • List of websites (referring links recommended by professors for a detailed study);
  • Evaluation online tests for each individual course
  • Applied exercises and workshops (for the blended form of training)
  • Team and individual project works (assigned by and/or agreed with   professors)

Project works are to be presented and discussed as a part of the examinations when applicable along with completion of the multiple-choice tests aimed to evaluate the learning outcomes of each candidate for the educational modules. The graduate project is defended in presence in the end of the educational path.

The educational materials are provided in the following languages:

English

(Delivery of the programme in Bulgarian language can also be organized upon achievement of a minimum number of 25 applicants).