Information Security

Information Security

Master's Programme

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Information security is more important than ever

Our technological everyday life is vulnerable and requires an increased focus on information security. This is a condition for successful digitalization, increased interaction, and reliable information.

Through this programme you will learn how to deal with and prevent cyberattacks to strengthen civil protection. You will learn how to construct secure and solid information systems, and you will acquire an understanding of ethical and legal aspects related to security and privacy. You may choose one of the following specializations:  

  • Information security technology
  • Digital investigation
  • Information security management

The programme may be taken as a 2-year full-time programme or as a 4-year part-time programme along with a job.

This is a web-based programme with sessions on campus at Gjøvik of up to 10 days per semester. The programme is taught in English.

This is what you will learn on each specialization:

  • Information security technology – generally focuses on the technological aspects of information security.
  • Information security management – focuses on how you may deal with and prevent cyberattacks to strengthen civil protection.
  • Digital investigation – focuses on the education of tomorrow’s experts to detect digital crime.

You will learn how to plan, implement, and lead work in the information security field in a professional way. Information security is an interdisciplinary field that requires extensive knowledge of informatics and mathematics.

You will acquire an understanding of ethical and legal aspects related to security and data protection.

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Society is vulnerable to cyberattacks and data crime. There is a need for an increasing number of experts working on digital investigation.

Through this programme you will be qualified to work on. among other things, critical infrastructure, technical crime investigation and incident response, security management, as well as for positions in law enforcement, national security, and preparedness.

You will be able to work on digital security, intelligence for the police and organizations with a need for increased digital security. There is a great need for information security experts.

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As a student on this master’s degree programme, you will be part of the international academic environment connected to Norsk informasjonssikkerhetslaboratorium (Norwegian Information Security Laboratory).

You will be able to work on digital security, intelligence for the police and organizations with a need for increased digital security. There is a great need for information security experts.

Read more about student life

The master’s degree programme in Information Security is offered both as a full-time and a part-time programme. More information on the organization of the programme is available at Year Schedule. The programme may be taken as a 2-year full-time programme or as a part-time programme over four tears along with a job.

This is a web-based programme with sessions on campus at Gjøvik of up to 10 days per semester. The programme is taught entirely in English.

Read more about the programme structure

64 full-time and 30 part-time students are admitted.

Onn this master’s degree programme students must apply for admission to one following three specializations:

  • Information security technology
  • Digital investigation
  • Information security management

The admission requirements include a relevant bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of at least C. You should also have a bachelor’s degree in informatics, software development, information systems, information technology, computer technology or equivalent.

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