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Information and Communication Technology - Cryptography

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24 months
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12000 EUR/year
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The Master’s Degree Programme in Information and Communication Technology - Cryptography from University of Turku provides versatile and high quality ICT education in selected fields of ICT, with an established reputation in innovative interdisciplinary and international education. 

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Overview

The  Information and Communication Technology - Cryptography course at University of Turku focuses on cryptography research. The goal of this specialization is to educate future experts with a strong and broad knowledge of mathematical aspects of cryptography and data security to the field of research and ICT sector. 

In the Cryptography major modern symmetric and asymmetric cryptography algorithms and protocols are studied and analysed from the mathematical point of view.

The Cryptography major subject offers a solid background on classical and modern aspects of mathematical cryptography.

A deep understanding is developed on modern symmetric and asymmetric cryptosystems. Students are provided with a strong academic education to proceed in the post-graduate studies as well as to work as a cyber security expert in the IT sector.

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In the Cryptography major modern symmetric and asymmetric cryptography algorithms and protocols are studied and analysed from the mathematical point of view. The students learn to assess the strengths and weaknesses of cryptographic solutions based on a deep understanding of the underlying theory. 

The students also gain the ability to pursue applying cryptographic algorithms and protocols for real-life environments. The topic is approached in a multi-disciplinary fashion with obligatory studies also on security of networked systems and management aspects of information security.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • public-key cryptosystems
  • homomorphic encryption
  • blockchains in cryptography and
  • quantum cryptography

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant’s previous degree on the basis of which s/he is seeking admission to the Master’s Degree Programme in Information and Communication Technology must be in a relevant field of study. For the Cryptography specialization track the previous degree is required to be in mathematics or other relevant fields of studies with a solid background in mathematics.
  • In addition to the education and language certificates you should include certificates of any relevant work experience into your application.
  • You may apply to maximum two of the four specialization fields offered at the Master’s Degree Programme in Information and Communication Technology. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition fee Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, for citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €12,000/academic year

Funding

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