Information security is primarily concerned with the protection of information assets. Today, most of the information resides in - and is communicated via IT systems. Hence, these systems need to be protected from various threats and attacks. The goal of information security is to protect with respect to the information its confidentiality, integrity and availability. Naturally, it all depends on the business needs and legal requirements. The area of information security is both exciting and overreaching since it also entails the protection of the essential and critical cyber infrastructure, trying to prevent or solve a wide range of computer crimes and other illicit activities, as well as protecting human rights, freedom and democracy. One of the many objectives is to devise new methods and strategies for cyber readiness and defence.

At Stockholm University, we approach the subject area from both the business side and the technical side. This masters programme includes courses such as Introduction to Digital and Information Security, Secure Software, Information Security in Organisations, Network Security, Information Security Project Management, Cyber Security, Legal aspects of information security and Cyber Forensics.


The job market for information security professionals is very good. Information security graduates from Stockholm University work, among others, as information security managers (CISO), information security consultants, cybersecurity specialists, cyber and digital forensics professionals. Some graduates choose to pursue their careers in research education that eventually leads to a doctoral degree in this exciting field.

What’s your ambition?

Graduates of this 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.

More information about the programme

Credits: 120
Language: English
Duration: 2 years
Study form: On campus
Begins: Autumn

Read more about this programme on our website here!
More info at

Qualification requirement

A Bachelor degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS

Language proficiency

Swedish upper secondary school course English B or:

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)- Academic Module: Overall minimum score of 6.5 (with no section below 5.5).

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Paper Based: Overall minimum score of 575 (with minimum score 4.5 in the written test) Internet-based: Overall minimum score of 90 (with minimum score 20 in the written test)

University of Cambridge and Oxford: Certificate in Advanced English or Diploma of English Studies


The selection of students is based on grades of academic courses.

This means that you don’t have to submit recommendation letters or motivation letter when applying to this specific programme.


The application is done online at:

Note! The application deadline for all applicants is January 15th.

Program taught in:
  • English

See 4 more programs offered by Stockholm University, Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV) »

This course is Campus based
Start Date
2 years
270,000 SEK
No tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens
Request Info
Note! The application deadline for all applicants is January 15th.
By locations
By date
Start Date
End Date
Application deadline
Request Info
Note! The application deadline for all applicants is January 15th.
Application deadline
Request Info
Note! The application deadline for all applicants is January 15th.
End Date