Master On Campus

Informatics - Information Security

University of Oslo

24 months
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Do you want to understand the principles and technologies of Internet and system security? With the Informatics - Information Security programme of the University of Oslo you will know what it takes to build secure IT systems, how security technologies work, and managing information security in organizations.


Content of the study

Cyber ​​security is defined at the highest national political level as a priority area for strengthening the security of our national ICT-infrastructure. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have a legal requirement that IT systems should be built and managed in accordance with the principles of embedded privacy and information security. To meet this requirement, it is necessary for all IT-professionals and IT-experts to be aware of information security and to have an understanding of basic information security principles, just as building architects must have the necessary knowledge and skills to design buildings with adequate fire safety.

The Informatics - Information Security programme of the University of Oslo makes you an expert in IT security. You will gain the competence to plan and design security systems as an integral part of the entire design process, from programming, testing and in operation. You will learn to manage information security work in companies and organizations, and deal with legal requirements as well as social and ethical challenges.

This programme provides you with a solid theoretical foundation as well as practical knowledge. You learn methods and techniques for safe operation and maintenance of computer systems as well as prevention of cyber attacks.

You can choose between four different specializations: 
  • Cryptography
  • Secure Systems Development
  • Cyber and Network Security
  • Information Security Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Network and Communications Security
  • Security by Design
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Privacy by Design
  • Security and Risk Management
  • 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

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Oslo

11682 - 19230 NOK /month
Living costs

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