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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 organizational knowledge, information systems, and assured continuity of ICT-services.

Being a student in the international information security program means 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 program provide a socio-technical understanding of the field and the related challenges. The program 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, 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 your master thesis. You can study this program 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 a free video conference software is used . You must, however, have access to a PC with a headset and a webcam , and permission to install software .

Labour market

This program will give you a broad socio-technical competence in information security together with expert knowledge within 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 can be risk management, malware analysis, and IT consulting.

Application
Master Programme in Information Security (Campus, Luleå),
Luleå, Normal, Autumn 2017

Startdatum 2017-08-28, v.35 2017
Luleå
Daytime, 100%
English
LTU-97345
2017-01-16
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

Closed for application

Application
Master Programme in Information Security (Internet-based distance education),
Varied, Distance education, Autumn 2017

Startdatum 2017-08-28, v.35 2017
Varied
Daytime, 100%
English
Compulsory: 0
LTU-97344
2017-01-16
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

Closed for application

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Contact

For detailed questions about the programme please do not hesitate to contact us

Diana Chroneer

Diana Chroneer, Associate Professor

Organization: Information systems, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 492037