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

Information Security

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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.

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

  • 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 spring 2019, the semester fee is NOK 580)


To enter the study programme, applicants must have a relevant bachelor 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, Cooperate-forensic investigators and incident responders, Law enforcement, National security and defense.

Study environment

The study program is mainly organized as a web-based, online program (note: some presence on campus is required of all students). The study program is delivered via an online learning-management system with a focus on pedagogical methods that generates student activity, such as a virtual computer laboratory.

Programme components

Recommended optional fields of study (designed through choice of elective courses):

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

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have a learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.

Year schedule

The year schedule for Master in Information Security, Master in Computer Science and Experience-based Master in Information Security at NTNU.


Contact master-ie@gjovik.ntnu.no if you have any questions regarding the programme.



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

City: Gjøvik, Norway

Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, Fakultet for informasjonsteknologi og elektroteknikk

How to apply

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal will open 1 October


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