Information Security

Experience-based master's degree, 3 years, Gjøvik

Information Security

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  • Experience-based

  • Part-time
  • 15. april Application deadline

About Information Security

About Information Security

Do you work with information security, digital forensics or cybercrime? This master’s degree programme is designed to enable you to combine your studies with your job. It is intended for anyone who needs expertise on information security in their work.

With this experience-based master's degree in information security, you will learn how to manage and prevent cyber attacks to reinforce security in society. You will learn how to build safe and solid information systems, as well as the theoretical background and attitudes necessary to succeed in this important and rewarding application domain.

  • You take the programme part-time over three years
  • High degree of flexibility with close links to the academic community
  • Up to 10 days of group sessions in Gjøvik during the semester
  • Online-supported teaching
  • No tuition fees, only semester fees (for the spring semester 2020, the semester fee is NOK 580)


To be admitted to the programme of study, applicants must have a relevant bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of at least C, and at least two years of relevant work experience.

Job prospects

Graduates will be qualified to work as ICT and critical infrastructure providers, corporate forensic investigators and incident responders, as well as for positions in the fileds of law enforcement, national security and defence.

Study environment

This study is mainly organised as an online study (note: some presence on campus is required). The study is conducted through a digital learning platform that facilitates student activity – such as exercises through a virtual computer lab.

Programme components

Recommended optional fields of study (offered through elective courses):

  • Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Investigation
  • Cyber Operations and Readiness
  • Corporate Forensics and Incident Response

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.


If you have questions about the study program, please contact our student advisors at





Degree: Experience-based Master in Information Security
Duration: 3 years part time, 90 ECTS
Programme code: MISEB
Restricted admission? Yes
Language of instruction: English

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

City: Gjøvik, Norway

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

How to apply

Introduction Seminar

Introduction Seminar

Friday 14. aug 2020, attendance is requiered.

Application deadlines

Application deadlines

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

Norwegian and Nordic applicants can apply through the Søknadsweb MASTERNOR from 01.02.2020.