Being a student in the international information security program means engaging in an active search for knowledge, problem solving, and critical analysis based on a scientific approach. The working methods vary between individual study, group work, seminars and lectures. The core courses of the programme provide a socio-technical understanding of the field and related challenges. The programme also includes elective courses through which you can specialise in security management or security engineering according to available courses and depending on your interests.
Within the curriculum of the first year of study, important terms such as information security, security architectures for clients and servers, critical infrastructure protection, and security management, are defined. The first year ends with a project course module. The focus of the second year of study is cutting edge research and trends in information security. Parallel to this, you can select courses geared toward security technology or security management. The second year ends with the completion of a master thesis. This programme can be taken on campus or remotely. As a distance student, you do not need to travel to Luleå at any time during your studies. A web-based learning management system and free video conference software are used. You must have access to a PC with a headset and a webcam, and permission to install the software.
This programme will give you a broad socio-technical competence in information security together with expert knowledge in your field of interest. You may work as a security manager in small- and medium-sized firms, as well as in IT departments in larger companies. Areas of work include risk management, malware analysis, and IT consulting.