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Waikato University – Master of Cyber Security

Intake dates

February and July


Hamilton, Waikato

Work rights

3 year post-study work visa

Family visas

Can support partner for work and children as domestic students for primary/secondary schooling

Job opportunities

Master of Cyber Security

The first of its kind in New Zealand, this Master of Cyber Security will get you up to scratch on all technical, legal, and management aspects of cyber security. You’ll learn about cloud computing technologies, computer systems, and cyber security laws. The hands-on approach of this course will provide you with the skills to identify security breaches and implement security measures. Job opportunities are great with a very high demand for skilled professionals in this field.

Demand for trained professionals in cyber security is increasing globally at 3.5 times the rate of the overall job market.


  • Computer system penetration testing
  • Preventative security
  • Offensive security
  • Technical, legal, policy, and management aspects
  • Great employment opportunities
  • Study towards an occupation on the Long Term Skill Shortage List (as of 2018)


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Career options

Chief Information Security Officer

Information Technology Security Manager

Security Assessment Consultant

IT Security Specialist or Consultant

At a glance

Level 9

Hamilton Campus

18 months full time

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