Master of Cybersecurity (Law)

La Trobe University

Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Law) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence, law enforcement and law firms. Organisations are not only faced with increased security risks, but the need for cybersecurity legal specialists and an understanding of privacy and regulations is becoming increasingly important. The governance of the digital space calls for professionals with knowledge of legal and ethical contexts and technical expertise. You'll get a grounding in practical skills, and learn to apply them in policy formation, policing and international relations. You'll do a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in law. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge about communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks. Within the law specialisation, you will learn the importance of surveillance and privacy in the digital age as well as the threat of cyber terrorism and international warfare. This course also offers flexibility with a number of elective subjects available, allowing you to tailor the degree to your interests. This degree provides a pathway for existing business and legal professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,800
International: $68,400

Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Subjects you can Study:

Academic Integrity Module; Cyber Law; Cyber Security Principles; Inside the Mind of a Hacker; Network Engineering Fundamentals; Issues Management in Strategic Communication; Enterprise Risk Management; plus more

Further information:

Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available within this degree are currently only available during the Summer Semester.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Computer Systems Auditor,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Part time 4 years
City No info No Full time 2 years
City No info No Online 2 years
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