Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Gjøvik

Information Security

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About Information Security

This is a two-year master program (120 ECTS credits), which is also available part-time. The study program is taught in English.

Information technology permeates all aspects of society and has become critical to industry, government, and individual well-being. Securing these vital services and structures and the availability of trustworthy information whenever and wherever it is required has become both an area of intensive research and also of burgeoning commercial activity. A Master of Science in Information Security will provide you with the knowledge and theoretical background as well as with the requisite skills and attitudes to succeed in this challenging yet eminent field.


To qualify for admission, prospective students should have a bachelor degree in computer science, software engineering, information systems, information technology, computer engineering or similar. Their education must include at least 80 ECTS university level courses in computing.

Job prospects

Possible positions after finishing the master programme is System development and programming of safety-critical projects as payment systems, play systems, electoral systems, etc., implementation and management of risk, safety management and safety advisor, protecting the safety of operation of computer systems, development of secure communications, research and development.

Study environment

The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology offers excellent conditions for students, with modern lecture halls, study rooms, and computer labs. You will meet a highly international and multi-cultural environment.

Programme components

The program has three tracks (paths of study):

  • Cyber and Information Security Technology
  • Information Security Management
  • Digital forensics

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have a learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.

Year schedule

The year schedule for Master in Information Security, Master in Computer Science and Experience-based Master in Information Security at NTNU.


Contact if you have any questions regarding the programme.


Degree: Master in Information Security
Duration: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time, 120 ECTS
Programme code:
MIS (full-time)
MIS-D (part-time)
Restricted admission? Yes
Language of instruction: English

City: Gjøvik, Norway

Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

How to apply

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal will open mid-october


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