Access to the master’s degree is open to holders of a university degree issued by the Spanish state or an equivalent degree issued by any member state of the EHEA that entitles access to master’s degree courses.

Access may also be granted to those who hold a foreign degree issued by a higher education institution of a country outside the EHEA, provided that this degree is recognised as equivalent to a Spanish degree that qualifies for access to master’s degree studies. Moreover, in case it is not recognised, if it is proved to be equivalent to the level of training of undergraduate studies in Spain and that qualifies, in its country of origin, for access to master’s degree studies, the access will also be granted. Accessing by this route will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree held by the interested party, nor its recognition for any purposes other than studying for the master’s degree.

Recommended entry profile

This master’s degree is mainly aimed at graduates in the field of information and communications technologies, as well as professionals who already work in this field and are looking to specialise in cybersecurity. Candidates with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) background not specific to information and communication technologies are also eligible. From the point of view of knowledge, skills and personal aptitudes, the recommended entry profile for the Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity consists of:

  • Solid scientific and basic technical training: computer and mathematics knowledge.
  • Ability to study and willingness to work.
  • Ability for abstraction, analytical reasoning and critical spirit.
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Broad interest in information and communications technologies.
  • Ability for autonomous learning and interest in updating knowledge.
  • Ability to work in situations of information scarcity and under pressure, having capacity for innovation, creativity and generation of new ideas.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, integrating in teams, organising, planning, making decisions, negotiating and resolving conflicts, relating, criticising and self-criticising. 

A B2 level of English is highly recommended, but not required. For admitted students who do not have or cannot accredit a level of English equivalent to B2, the universities offer complementary training in the language through their Language Centers, which have the power to issue the necessary accreditations (ACLES), so that they can follow the subjects of the curriculum that are taught partially or totally in English. Training in the Language Centre will also be available to students who wish to complete their Final Degree Project (TFM) in English, who will be required to have a B2 level certification in this language.

Common access requirements

They are included in the Royal Decree 1393/2007, which establishes the organisation of official university education, for access to the official teaching of master’s degrees.

Admission criteria

The specific criteria for admission to the master’s degree will be, in order of prevalence, the degree of access of applicants, academic record and professional experience. Preference in admission will be given to those who hold an undergraduate degree directly related to information and communication technologies from any university in the EHEA, followed by those who hold an undergraduate degree in basic scientific disciplines (Mathematics, Physics or related studies), and these will have preference over any other academic degree. Previous professional experience in the field of computer security may be used by the Master’s Academic Committee as an additional criterion for deciding admissions, as well as, if deemed necessary, a personal interview with applicants to properly gauge their aptitude and motivation. No training complements of any kind are established for those who do not significantly meet the above admission criteria. The scoring scale for admission is as follows:

  • Access studies and academic record: 7 points.
  • Other: 3 points.
    • Professional experience: 0 to 2 points.
    • Motivation, interest, personal interview: 1 to 2 points.

The entrance qualifications will be ranked in the following order of priority:

  1. Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering or their LRU equivalents (Telecommunications Engineering and Computer Science Engineering).
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and bachelor’s degree with professional attributions in Technical Telecommunication Engineering, in the Telematics branch, or their LRU equivalents.
  3. Bachelor’s degree with professional attributions in Technical Telecommunications Engineering, in other branches and Telecommunication enabling degrees or their LRU equivalents.
  4. Other engineering, mathematics or physics degrees.
  5. Other degrees depending on the decision of the Academic Committee of the Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity (CAMC).

Application form

Enrolment in MUniCS will take place in the self-enrolment portal of the participating Universities (University of Vigo – and the University of A Coruña –ón en línea) during June. The admission process will be carried out separately in each of the two sites, based on the candidates registered in each of them, to cover an offer of 20 places per site.

Further information:

Procedures for welcoming and admission guidance

In the section “Welcoming new students and admission guidance” in “Design your future with us at BeTeleco” you will find information of interest for your new experience with us.

If you want to know in detail the regulations related to the studies at UVIGO you can check them here.

Other interesting links:

If this is your first time in graduate studies, you will find all the information you need in the Practical Guide for new graduate students. 

If you are a foreign student, you will find the necessary information to access postgraduate studies at the University of Vigo in the Guide for foreign students (in Spanish).