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IT and Mobile Security, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master of Science in IT and Mobile Security at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences reflects modern developments: mobile devices are increasingly replacing desktop PCs, both for professional and private use. The security of sensitive data, networks and systems is more important than ever before. Discover new and innovative ways of ensuring greater IT security.


We live in a connected world. But are we secure in the 'cloud'? How can we best protect sensitive data from attack? You will learn to answer this question on the IT & Mobile Security Master’s degree programme, by finding new solutions for applying and using information and communication technologies safely.

As the ICT sector is completely international, the programme is taught in English and specialists from abroad deliver a majority of the lectures.

Cryptography and its applications allow you to secure networks and prevent computer systems from being infiltrated. You will also work on developing secure software as well as back-up and recovery strategies to minimise the data lost in attacks and network failures. You will also become familiar with the basic principles of software engineering, needed to develop secure software systems.

Mobile end devices are used more frequently than desktop PCs. The security risk in firms and organisations increases when individuals are encouraged to use their own mobile devices for business purposes (BYOD or ‘Bring your own device’). In addressing this issue of mobile security, the degree programme has its finger on the pulse of the times. We show you how to design, develop and test pioneering solutions to mobile problems. Therefore you will be closely involved in cross-platform development, which involves creating and developing secure mobile applications on a variety of platforms. You will learn how to design, plan and diagnose computer networks with a focus on mobile infrastructures. You will recognise security risks and learn to apply your knowledge of information systems and their protection against various types of attack. This puts you in the position of being able to effectively prevent threats such as denial of service, eavesdropping or unauthorised access.

The primary focus of the Master of Science in IT and Mobile Security at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences is on technological aspects of internet security. 

Areas of Study:

  • Firewall technologies
  • forensic examinations of computer systems
  • the identification of malware

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Secure Mobile Software Development
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Software Security
  • Cryptography
  • Cloud Computing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • If you want to apply for a Master’s degree programme you need to have a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
  • English and German are the languages of instruction. Knowledge of the English and German language is thus an essential prerequisite (at least Level B2)
  • A signed letter of application

  • A signed CV

  • A copy of documentary evidence that you have completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification

  • A Transcript of Records for verifying compliance with the admission requirements

  • A proof of qualification for university entrance

  • A copy of your citizenship certificate or passport

  • Application Form, completed and signed

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1454 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 727 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Graz

  • 846 - 1200 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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