Information Security

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

Information Security

– Programme components

Programme components

The programme is available for on-campus students and as a distance learning opportunity (note: some attendance on campus is required of all students). It is mainly organized as a web-based, online programme. The teaching methods focus on student-centred learning via the Internet.The programme is delivered via an online learning-management platform with a focus on pedagogical methods that generate student activity, for instance through a virtual computer laboratory. The methods are primarily intended to provide students with individual learning, but also provide opportunities for peer interaction, and in particular highlight the link between theory and practice. All previous courses have to be completed before starting work on the master’s thesis. The students will have a set of elective courses in semester two, three and four. What electives are offered will depend on the interest of students and also on the interest of students on other programmes of studies these courses are a part of.

The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology at NTNU in Gjøvik is located in a newly remodelled building offering excellent conditions for students with modern lecture halls, study rooms and computer labs. Enrolled master students will meet a highly international and multi-cultural environment. The department also has several research groups that have a strong focus on the following emerging topics: digital forensics, malware analysis, biometrics, internet of things, critical infrastructure, advanced data analytics, risk management, cryptography, etc. Students are offered the possibility to participate in seminars organized by the research groups and in meetings with partners. Finally, the master’s project will be supervised by senior researchers who will present new research methods and give access to unique resources.

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

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



The tables below are valid for the 2019/2020 academic year. There may be changes to the curricula in subsequent years.


Study plan