Information Security

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

Information Security

– Programme components

Programme components

The program is organised as a web-based, online programme. 

The Experience-based masters in information security is a part-time master's program over three years. The programme is available for on-campus students and as a distance learning opportunity (note: some attendance on campus is required of all students). 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 Experience-based Master program in Information Security makes extensive use of flexible distance learning methods. All the study material of every course is available online for all students enrolled on the programme, via a learning-management platform. The teaching consists of the following components:

  • Lectures 
  • Exercises 
  • Seminars 
  • Assignments 
  • Project work 
  • Essay/Article writing 
  • Independent study 
  • Lab exercises 

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

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

The study plan depends on the year you start. Select the first year of study to view the curriculum that applies to you. If you are unsure of what your first academic year is, you will find this marked as "Class" in Studentweb. The tables below show compulsory and optional courses by year and semester. Some fields are marked with an (i) that can be clicked to see additional information. SP (credits) is equivalent to ECTS credits. Guidelines with detailed program information can be found at the bottom of the page.



The tables below are valid for the 2020/2021 academic year. There may be changes to the curricula in subsequent years.


Study plan