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Master Programme in Information Security

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
The Master program in information security at Luleå University of Technology focuses on safeguarding organisational knowledge, information systems, and assured continuity of ICT-services.

Being a student in the international information security program means engaging in an active search for knowledge, problem solving, and critical analysis based on a scientific approach. The working methods vary between individual study, group work, seminars and lectures. The core courses of the programme provide a socio-technical understanding of the field and related challenges. The programme also includes elective courses through which you can specialise in security management or security engineering according to available courses and depending on your interests.

Description

Within the curriculum of the first year of study, important terms such as information security, security architectures for clients and servers, critical infrastructure protection, and security management, are defined. The first year ends with a project course module. The focus of the second year of study is cutting edge research and trends in information security. Parallel to this, you can select courses geared toward security technology or security management. The second year ends with the completion of a master thesis. This programme can be taken on campus or remotely. As a distance student, you do not need to travel to Luleå at any time during your studies. A web-based learning management system and free video conference software are used. You must have access to a PC with a headset and a webcam, and permission to install the software.

Labour market

This programme will give you a broad socio-technical competence in information security together with expert knowledge in your field of interest. You may work as a security manager in small- and medium-sized firms, as well as in IT departments in larger companies. Areas of work include risk management, malware analysis, and IT consulting. 

Application
Master Programme in Information Security (Campus, Luleå),
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2019

Startdatum 2019-09-02, v.36 2019
Luleå
Day-time, 100%
English
LTU-97000
2019-01-15
10
Entry requirements

A Bachelor´s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS with at least 60 ECTS in the area of computer science, systems science, information technology or a closely related area. The degree must include a final thesis of 15 ECTS.

Documented skills in English language.

More information about English language requirements»

Selection

The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

Apply here»

Application
Master Programme in Information Security (Internet-based distance education),
Varied, Distance learning, Autumn 2019

Startdatum 2019-09-02, v.36 2019
Varied
Day-time, 100%
English
Compulsory: 0
As a distance student, you do not need to travel to Luleå at any time during your studies.
LTU-97354
2019-01-15
25
Entry requirements

A Bachelor´s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS with at least 60 ECTS in the area of computer science, systems science, information technology or a closely related area. The degree must include a final thesis of 15 ECTS.

Documented skills in English language.

More information about English language requirements»

Selection

The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

Apply here»

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Questions about the programme

For detailed questions about the contents of the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us. For questions about application, admission, eligibility, and fees, please see information above.

Ali Ismail Awad

Ali Ismail Awad, Associate Professor

Organization: Information systems, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 493414
Room: A3414 - Luleå»