Information Security and Communication Technology

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim–Gjøvik

Information Security and Communication Technology

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  • PhD

  • Full-time
  • Open-ended Application deadline

Information Security and Communication Technology

About the PhD programme

The PhD programme in Information Security and Communication Technology is intended for students who want to specialize in securing important technological infrastructures and communication services. Our society depends on reliable and available information to secure our technological everyday life. Specialization is available in security or communication solutions or a combination of these fields of research.

In addition, students will benefit from a broad range of research specializations offered by a large and research-intensive environment including international research.


The conditions for admission to a PhD programme are that funding is in place and that a five-year higher education programme, or some other equal education, has been successfully completed. The grade requirement is B or better from master’s programmes and C or better from bachelor’s programmes.

Job prospects

The PhD education is the highest level of education in Norway. A doctoral degree in Information Security and Communication Technology gives innumerable exciting career path opportunities in academia, business and industry and the public sector.

Programme components

The PhD programme is a three-year programme that is normally based on a five-year master’s degree or some other equal education. The programme consists of a coursework section of 30 ECTS credits and a doctoral thesis.


Facts (PHISCT)


Degree: PhD
Programme code: PHISCT
Duration: 3 years

Campus: Trondheim and Gjøvik
Application deadline: Continuous

Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering



Administrative contact:
Marina Shalaginova

Academic contact:
Trondheim: Colin Alexander Boyd
Gjøvik: Stephen Wolthusen

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