Programme Overview

Access to information and protection of communications in a global and technological world are admittedly crucial for economic and social progress, and for the sovereignty of States. National and international institutions for the regulation, monitoring and implementation of strategies for Cyberspace have been created, as well as the development of critical infrastructures, where qualified professionals work in both the technical and academic and scientific fields, who sought to complement their training with this 2nd Study cycle.

The Masters in Information Security and Cyberspace Law works on an after-work basis, being a joint initiative of the Instituto Superior Técnico and the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, and the Naval School.


Study Plan

The 2nd Cycle in Information Security and Cyberspace Law has a duration of 4 semesters (2 years), which is equivalent to 120 ECTS credits, and is made up of the structure depicted below:

  • 1st year (ECTS)

    • 60
  • 2nd year (ECTS)

    • 60

Programme Structure

  1. Core Structure (60 ECTS)

    The MSc in Information Security and Cyberspace Law (Major) allows students to increase knowledge in areas such as Law, Information Security, Cybercrime, Forensic Cybersecurity, Computability and Complexity, Network Security, Encryption, among others.

    The programme structure offers the possibility of choosing curricular units.

  2. Dissertation (30 ECTS)

    The dissertation is the final assignment of the study cycle, which allows students to focus and specialise on a specific subject.

Target Audience

The MSc Programme in Information Security and Cyberspace Law is intended for graduates in Law, Engineering, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Economics, Military or Police Sciences and professionals with experience of at least 2 years, and who have an academic and scientific curriculum that demonstrates the ability to carry out this cycle of studies.

The programme is taught in Portuguese however may there be international or mobility students enrolled, the curricular units will be taught in English.

Career Opportunities

It is intended that the MSc Programme in Information Security and Cyberspace Law be seen as a step in additional training for professionals with a special interest in the area, integrated in state organisations, regulatory bodies or companies, and not as an alternative to existing courses.

Entry requirements

To apply for a 2nd Cycle at Técnico you should:

  • hold a 1st cycle degree in Science and Technology (except in the case of the 2nd cycle in Architecture, which requires a 1st cycle degree in Architecture);
  • hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that certifies their ability to do the MSc programme which they apply for.

Candidates are selected according to these criteria:

  • affinity between the degree they hold and the programme they apply for;
  • type of degree they hold;
  • academic success in the programme they attended.

Note: if requested, we may appreciate the academic, scientific or professional curriculum and the candidate’s performance during the interview.

Students' Organisations

Técnico students stimulate autonomously and proactively projects that act as a complement to their academic background. For example, the Students’ Organisations provide them with skills and added value making them more competitive in the labour market.