Information Security

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Gjøvik

Information Security

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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

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Application deadlines

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

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2021

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2021

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