Information Security

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.

Brief outline

A MSc in Information Security will provide you with the knowledge and theoretical background as well as with the requisite skills and attitudes to succeed in this challenging yet eminent field. The programme offers a wide range of courses, both technical modules and modules dealing with social, legal and management aspects.

The programme has three tracks:

Digital forensics

Language of instruction is English.

Major areas of study

Crypthography and security mechanisms
Network security
Intrusion detection and prevention
Digital an computational forensics
Security management
Biometric authentication
Information warfare
Wireless communication security
Legal aspects of information security
Organisational and human aspects of information security
Risk analysis

The Laboratories

The Norwegian Information Security Laboratory consists of professors and scientists widely known for their work in information security.
Testimon - Digital forensics laboratory
The Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory
A large number of research students constitute a challenging environment with outstanding research.
All students have access to up-to-date research laboratories and an excellent working environment.

Contact (person and/or unit) Admission Office
Telephone (+47) 61135195
Programme duration 2 years
Application deadline Non-EU students: December 15
EU students: March 1
15 May for Norwegian/Nordic applicants and applicants with permanent Norwegian residence permit.
Application form:
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree consisting of at least three years of university studies, with a minimum average grade C. Documented knowledge in mathematics equivalent to at least 9 ECTS and knowledge of computing/computer science equivalent to at least 60 ECTS
For more specific information, see:
Tuition No tuition fee
Subject area Mathematics/Informatics
Degree level Master
City Gjøvik
Credits 120
Language of teaching English