24 months
15319 EUR/year
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The Cybersecurity programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology is rooted in computer science and reaches out to aspects of the business and social context of cybersecurity.

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The master's programme in Cybersecurity from KTH Royal Institute of Technology  gives students access to all courses offered by the faculty in cybersecurity at KTH. The programme starts with mandatory courses providing both an overview of the field, with a course in, for example, ethical hacking, and a solid base in the fundamental security pillar of cryptography. 

Mandatory in the programme are also courses that put cybersecurity in the context of ethics, law, threat actor behaviour, end-user behaviour, sustainability, and business and societal consequences of cyber attacks.

Cybersecurity is not only a broad topic per se; it also has many application domains and junctions with other engineering disciplines. To explore this range, students choose freely among various elective courses covering different aspects of cyber security. Students can specialise in even more complex security courses or complement their cybersecurity expertise with experiences in artificial intelligence and machine learning, critical infrastructure monitoring and control, and user interaction design. 

The last semester of the programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is dedicated to a master's degree project where students work closely with the KTH research faculty within cybersecurity.


Career opportunities are plenty in the field of cyber security. Digitalisation is increasing rapidly, and with every new digital feature, the IT security of that feature needs to be ensured. There is also a vast security deficiency in older IT infrastructures running our world that were not designed with security in mind. Moreover, bottom-line security is a never-ending chase between attackers and defenders planning and reacting to each others behaviour, technical knowledge and deployed technology.

Programme Structure

Topics covered:
  • Computer Security Overview
  • The cybersecurity engineer's role in society
  • Cybersecurity in a socio-technical context
  • Forensics and incident response
  • Cyber-physical security in time-critical systems

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

  • A bachelor's degree or comparable qualification equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university is required.
  •  Students following longer programmes that have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15319 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30638 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • SEK 310,000 per full programme

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /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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