PhD (Doctoral education)

Information Security

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NB! This study has been replaced by a new PhD program in Information Security and Communication Technology in 2019.

About Information Security

NTNU Gjøvik (former Gjøvik University College) has been offering a doctoral (Ph.D.) programme in Information Security in its own right since accreditation was granted in 2008. The Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology is home to the largest research group in information security in Norway and arguably in Scandinavia and is also host of the CCIS Centre for Cyber and Information Security, linking it to key government and industrial research groups through its academic staff.

This Ph.D. programme consists of a taught component with introductory and research skill as well as specialised courses and seminars on research topics and of guided and independent studies comprising the bulk of the time. It is is offered both on a full-time and part-time basis with a nominal full-time study duration of three years.

The programme is conducted entirely in English, and students benefit not only from a broad range of research specialisations afforded by a large and research-intensive faculty but also from a highly active international network. Graduates are well-placed for positions in academia as well as leading positions in government and industry in this sought-after field.

Read about the programme on the Norwegian website



Degree: Philosophiae doctor (ph.d.)
Duration: 3 years, 180 ECTS
Programme code: PHD-IS
Restricted admission? Yes
Language of instruction: English
Location: Gjøvik

Department of Information Security and Communication Technology

Administrative contact: Stein Runar Olsen
Academic contact: Stephen Wolthusen

Related links: PhD-regulation