Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Gjøvik

Information Security

– About the programme

Welcome to study start 2017

Semester commencement and program for the start seminar

  • International students: Orientation Days August 14-15th
  • All students: Mandatory start seminar August 16th from 10 am to 18 pm in K102
    • Programme for the start seminar will be published here later


About Information Security

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.

Brief outline

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

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. The programme offers a wide range of courses, both technical modules and modules dealing with social, legal and management aspects.

Major areas of study

  • Crypthography and security mechanisms
  • Network security
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Digital an computational forensics
  • Security management
  • Biometric authentication
  • Information warfare
  • Wireless communication security
  • Legal aspects of information security
  • Organisational and human aspects of information security
  • Risk analysis

The programme has three tracks:

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

Language of instruction is English.


Degree: Master in Information Security
Language of instruction: English

Duration: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time, 120 ECTS
Programme code:
MIS (full-time)
MIS-D (part-time)
Restricted admission? Yes

Location: Gjøvik, Norway
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology

This information is relevant for the present academic year.

Start seminar:
International students: August 14th - 15th
All students: August 16th (mandatory attendance)

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2017

EU / EEA / Norwegian students: 
1 March 2017