Master’s in Computer Science, Cybersecurity track

The Master’s in Computer Science, Cybersecurity track is run by the IT Faculty ‘ISTIC’ at Université de Rennes.
Students enrolled for this Master’s are graduates of the Master mention Informatique, parcours cybersécurité.

> ECTS: 120 ECTS
> Duration:
2 years, full-time
> Programme managers
: Mohamed Sabt (Year 1) and Pierre-Alain Fouque (Year 2)
> Place
: Beaulieu Campus, Rennes


This master trains specialists skilled in assessing and ensuring security of information infrastructure.

Upon completion of the two years, 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 teaching team is made up of IRISA (leading French IT lab) and internationally renowned cybersecurity research professors.

Two Students

Choosing your specialisation

Within this Master’s programme, students must choose one of two specialisations.

Who can apply ?

If you wish to apply for this master, you will need a Bachelor degree or equivalent in Computer Science or in IT & Mathematics or in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Reasonable knowledge of basic IT and communications science and technology is required. Please note that relevant experience may compensate for a degree which is not strictly related to the field. When you candidate, please outline your experience in your cover letter or CV.

Once your application has been submitted, the selection committee will make the final decision as to whether your bachelor’s degree and work experience are an appropriate pre-requisite for this master.


Students in the Master’s in Computer Science, Cybersecurity track, must complete two internships during their programme:

  • An internship of 2 to 3 months in the first year, from mid-May (optional)
  • An internship of 6 months in the second year, from the beginning of March (mandatory)

These internships can be carried out in companies or in research laboratories.


For students currently in the programme, once you have found your internship:

  • connect to the ISTIC intranet with your Sesame username and password
  • clik on the “your internship” section
  • refer to the procedure


Elodie Le Coz

Building 12D, Office 262 (2nd floor)
Monday, tuesday and thursday
9 am – noon / 2pm – 4:30pm

International exchanges

This master offers an international variant called “Cyber Security (CSE)” taught by EIT Digital Master School. This variant offers a specialisation in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E).

As part of an international exchange programme, students can study for a year in a foreign university.

In order to study this variant, you are kindly requested to apply directly to the EIT Digital Master School here.

You can also take introductory courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the first year by enrolling in CyberSchool. You will then not be integrated into an international exchange programme.

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Study programme

Find out more about the courses taught in this Master’s (their description, their teaching goals, the teaching team, etc.).


Université de Rennes is unique in that it offers programmes in all cybersecurity subjects with its partners in Rennes and the Pôle d’excellence cyber.

SecNumedu label

The programme has been granted the ANSSI (French national agency for information systems security) SecNumedu label. This label guarantees the relevance of the training in relation to its objectives.

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