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Master Programme in Information Security

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Programme content and structure

The program consists of a total of 120 credits out of which 90 credits are compulsory courses at advanced level in the area of Information Security. The final thesis constitutes 30 credits out of the total of 90 credits at advanced level. The program is available by distance and on campus.

During the first year of the programme, you will take courses that focus on the core concepts of information security and also allow you to apply your knowledge in a project course, which concludes the first academic year. In the project course you can, for example, choose to work together with companies and organizations both nationally and internationally. Courses in the second year broaden your knowledge in the field and prepare for the final thesis. The programme will give you useful skills demanded by employers that operate on the global market.

There are two electable courses within the program where the student can choose between a range of in-depth courses within information security and computer science. There is also the option to graduate after one year, with a one year master degree, after consultation with the course director.

Swedish for beginners is offered to overseas students. The course is not included in the degree, and is read in addition to the compulsory courses.


The programme requires 120 Credits


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.

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

Compulsory courses

Compulsory courses: 75 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
A0004N Information Security 7,5 First level
A7001E Strategic security and IT-management 7,5 Second level
A7006N Scientific Methods 7,5 Second level
A7007E Critical Infrastructure Protection 7,5 Second level
A7009E IS-project 15,0 Second level
A7010E Applied Computer Security 7,5 Second level
A7011E IT-Infrastructure Security 7,5 Second level
A7011N Internet Security 7,5 Second level
A7012E Information Security Risk Management 7,5 Second level

Master thesis: 30 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
A7009N Master Thesis 30,0 Second level

Electable courses: 15 Credits

Optional space is 15 credits. It is mandatory to select elective courses up to the given number of credits. The given number of credits of elective courses listed must be met for degree.

Code Course Cr Level Comment
A0001E Security Architecture 7,5 First level Selectable
A7002E Trends in IS and Information Security 7,5 Second level Selectable
D0025E Data Mining 7,5 First level Selectable
D7043E Advanced Data Mining 7,5 Second level Selectable
D7044E Business Intelligence 7,5 Second level Selectable

Course offered outside the obligatory courses - not compulsory - For non Scandinavian students

Code Course Cr Level Comment
S0046P Swedish for International Students 1 3,0 First level Selectable