Information Security

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Gjøvik

Information Security

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Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

We are looking forward to welcoming our new students. The Matriculation ceremony is NTNU's offcial welcome to all new students.

We want everyone to get a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digital the first semester from your home country.

The ceremony will be live-streamed and It will also be possible to watch it at a later time.

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony.

Information meetings for international students

The Office of International Relations will organise information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. 

The sessions will be live-streamed, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.

More information about the information meetings will be published on the New international student's webpage as soon as it is available.

At the start-up seminar you will receive important information about the study program. You will meet the people you are going to study with, your teachers and the academic community.

The start-up seminar is mandatory for students based in Norway.

Please note that the program is subject to change. 

Friday 14th august

Time Subject Place

1: Welcome to the Department and Faculty (IIK/IE)  (Nils Kalstad)

2: MIS/MISD study programme welcome (Slobodan Petrovic)

3: Intro staff, research groups and courses

12.00–12.45 Break / simple food serving  
12.45–14.00 Intro staff / research groups / courses continue 4. Semester 1 / Autumn semester courses, info by course teachers K102
14.15– Experts in teams  K102
14.45– Practical information regarding the student role  – “How to” and “FAQ” K102



Part-time and remote students extra info and open session
+ evt guided campus tour


The start-up seminar will mainly be held in English. 

Welcome to Gjøvik on 14th august!  

For questions, contact Hilde Bakke, study advisor: or sms 93213254.

Checklist and manage your studies

For new students, this is what you need to do to get started:

How to get to NTNU Gjøvik

Local bus

Use Innlandstrafikk's travel planner to get specific route information.

Airport Transport

There is no direct train to Gjøvik from the airport, so take the bus.

Map of NTNU

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Join the buddy week

Join the buddy week – Fadderuka – it will be a good start for your first few weeks in Gjøvik. All new students based in Gjøvik can participate, and you get to know your fellow students on the first day at NTNU.

How to learn norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

Course timetables - If there is no timetable, please contact the department responsible for the course

About Information Security

About Information Security

This is a two-year master’s degree programme (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 Degree in Information Security will provide you with the knowledge and theoretical background, as well as with the requisite skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in this challenging yet important field.


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

Job prospects

Possible positions after finishing the master’s degree programme include system development and programming of safety-critical projects such as payment systems, play systems, electoral systems, etc., implementation and management of risk, safety management and safety counselling, protecting computer system operation safety, 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 (programme options):

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

Learning outcome

On successful completion of the programme, candidates are expected to possess learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.

Year schedule

The year schedule for the master’s degree programmes in Information Security, Computer Science and the experience-based master’s degree programme in Information Security at NTNU.


Please 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

Start-up seminar: Friday August 14, 2020 (mandatory attendance)

City: Gjøvik, Norway

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

How to apply

Krysspublisert! IKKE rør! Application deadlines

Digital lectures for the first semesterMore Information for International students who have been offered admission into an international Master’s programme at NTNU.

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2020

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2021

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2021

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

 Please see our FAQ
Group for EU applicants
Group for non-EU applicants