Information Security

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

Information Security

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  • Experience-based

  • Part-time
  • 15. april Application deadline

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: MISEB study programme welcome (Katrin Franke)

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

3: MISEB Program info continue, start intro staff, research groups and courses. 

12.00–12.45 Pause / enkel matservering  
12.45–14.00 Intro staff / research groups / courses continue 4. Semester 1 / Autumn semester courses, info by course teachers A153
14.15– Guests (to be announced)  A153
14.45– Practical information regarding the student role  – “How to” and “FAQ” A153



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

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.