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Master´s Programme in Information Security

Information security and cybersecurity are some of the most exciting and growing areas within IT. In just a few years, it’s estimated that companies and authorities will double their investments in information- and cybersecurity. This creates a high demand on the job market for graduates from advanced studies in the field.

Protecting information and digital assets from various forms of threats, attacks, disasters and mistakes is important for individuals, organizations and companies. Concepts and topics that are covered within the master’s programme include information security, cybersecurity, network security, organizational security, IT security policies, legal aspects of security, personal privacy and data protection, and governance of information security in organizations. The programme also covers topics related to crime science, for example, digital forensics, intelligence analysis and technologies and methods for analysing social media. 

The demand for educated information security specialists is already very high, almost always among the first top jobs in IT and in the coming years it is expected to continue its growth almost exponentially. Graduates of the programme are ready to work in the area of information security and related fields in both private and public sector organisations as managers, advisors and specialists providing professional and expert know-how, or with intelligence and investigations. 

Stockholm University pioneered academic research and education in information security in Sweden in the 1960s. The university has since then contributed with thousands of graduates who are now part of academia and industry around the globe.

Important about selection
The selection is made from the following three criteria:

  • Grades of academic courses,
  • mandatory motivation letter and
  • the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme.

It is therefore very important to submit a motivation letter.
Find instructions for the motivation letter under “How to apply” below.