Cyber Security track - EIT Digital Master School

University of Rennes opens a Master's programme in Cybersecurity for EIT Digital's Master School :

A high-level master in a class-leading european hub in cybersecurity

Cyber Security

In September 2018, the University of Rennes opened a Master's in Cybersecurity for the EIT Digital Master School. Within EIT Digital’s philosophy, the Master programme must be followed in two different partner universities; the first year will be offered by the Université de Rennes, the University of Trento in Italy, the University of Turku in Finland and the University of Twente in the Netherland, ELTE in Hungary and Babes Bolyai University in Romania. The second year will be offered by the University of Trento in Italy, the University of Turku in Finland and the University of Twente in the Netherland, ELTE in Hungary and Babes Bolyai University  in Romania and EURECOM in France.

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What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the security in computer systems, and as such its domain encompasses not only almost all the devices in our personal environment: computers, smartphones, tablets, smart cards, key fobs, but also infrastructures such as power grids, water supply systems, etc.
Therefore cybersecurity extends far beyond the Internet.

Skills taught in the cybersecurity curriculum

The courses taught in the curriculum are dealing with the following main topics:

  • Network architecture and administration
  • Cryptographic architectures and protocols
  • Methodology for the design of secure architectures
  • Cyberattacks and cyberdefense
  • Cybersecurity for the Internet of things
  • Software engineering techniques for cybersecurity

Upon completion of the two years of the master in cybersecurity, students will be able to design, code, validate and manage new secure architectures or assess and correct existing architectures to protect them from cyberthreats.

The application domain is wide, ranging from large scale cloud applications to Internet of things devices.
The curriculum is training students to become professional cybersecurity experts.
Students can also choose to prepare a PhD thesis in cybersecurity after the master in cybersecurity.

A team of experienced and well recognized instructors

A system is only as secure as its weakest part.
This implies that all facets of the systems must be taken into account: hardware, software and network, together with human staholders: users, system architects, lawyers, etc.

The University of Rennes has experts in all the domains that regard cybersecurity, and also has strong partnerships with relevant institutions at the Bretagne region level (pôle d’excellence cyberbreton) :
The instructors of the curriculum come therefore from a community of researchers that are well recognized in the international cybersecurity community.

A training program for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The EIT cybersecurity curriculum includes a program that ideally prepares students to spot opportunities for new high-tech products and successfully bring them to the market. A course on the fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Business Development Labs and a Summer School program are vital parts of this module. The EIT Center in Rennes also organizes frequent meetings with entrepreneurs and industry professionals.


The Cybersecurity master program is proposed in two different tracks:

EIT Digital Master School
University of Rennes 
The EIT Digital master school is a joint initiative by leading universities in Europe. Students from this program will spend their two study years in two different European universities. They will receive a double master degree as well as an EIT Digital certificate, documenting the specific EIT Digital learning outcomes. The universities participating in this program are University of Rennes, ELTE, Eurecom, University of Trento, University of Turku, University of Twente. The Cybersecurity program of University of Rennes is a two-year program located in Rennes, France. Students will follow exactly the same set of courses as students from the EIT Digital master school, except that they will spend their two study years in Rennes. They will receive a Master degree in Cloud Computing and Services from the University of Rennes.


The courses are offered in the frame of the EIT Digital Master School Cyber Security programme. Students can choose to follow the programme through the EIT Digital Master School or the University of Rennes 1.

EIT Digital Master School

  • Two-year studies in English in two different European universities
  • Two degrees from both universities and a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology
  • An internship at a company or a research institute
  • Participation in a three-day business challenge, a two-week Summer School and a Graduation Ceremony
  • Benefit from the EIT Digital business and alumni community


You will become one of Europe's finest digital innovators and entrepreneurs, and get to join an extraordinary ecosystem of entrepreneurs, companies, students and alumni across the world.

When to apply to Cyber Security at EIT Digital Master School and study your first year or second year in Rennes?

First period opens on November 1st and closes on February 8th, 2024.
Second period opens on February 12th and closes on April 11th (17h00 CET).

Scholarships : EU students admitted to University of Rennes will receive a half tuition fee waiver for the Entry or Exit year spent at University of Rennes

How should you apply?

To apply, you need to register and submit your application on the EIT Digital Application Portal. You don’t need to do your application all at once. You can save your progress and sign back in anytime. You can access the list of required documents for your application here. Please note that though we try to be flexible, incomplete applications will not be processed.

Need more information?

Please, do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about the programs and all the help we can provide you to candidate to this programs: eit-isticatuniv-rennes [dot] fr
Curriculum Manager: Mohamed Sabt mohamed [dot] sabtatuniv-rennes [dot] fr