M.Sc. On Campus

Secure and Reliable Communication

University of Bergen

24 months
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The Secure and Reliable Communication degree offered by the University of Bergen comprises courses in the fields of coding theory, information theory, cryptography, network information theory, and network security. 


Key facts

The Secure and Reliable Communication degree offered by the University of Bergen is not available for international applicants residing abroad.

To train students to a masters level in the topics of coding theory, telecommunications, cryptographic primitives, and both network coding and network security. The associated mathematical algorithms and structures will be covered. The aim is to both prepare students for future in industrial careers in computer science or mathematics or security, and/or to prepare students for future academic careers.

Each student from the Secure and Reliable Communication program at the University of Bergen also undertakes a masters thesis in conjunction with a supervisor on a relevant topic. The courses are each undertaken over a single semester and will be assessed by a combination of assignments and end-of-semester examinations. For more detailed descriptions of course contents please link to the relevant course details.


The master's programme prepares students for employment in, for example, the following areas:

  •  Computer support for large companies
  • Secure computer, telecommunications, and internet system design
  • Bank security
  • Network infrastructure, with a focus on reliability, privacy, and security
  • Design and development of new cryptographic primitives
  • Countless other companies where computers, telecommunications, privacy, reliability, and security are required

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algorithms
  • Basic codes
  • Graph Based Coding
  • Cryptology
  • Quantum Information
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Cryptography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The master programme builds on a Bachelor degree from the Department of Informatics, or a Bachelor degree and at least 80 ECTS of Mathematics and Informatics/Computer science.
  • Bachelor degree in Computing from HVL (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences)
  • Bachelor degree in Information Technology from HVL
  • Bachelor degree in Communication Systems from HVL

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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