Master in Cybersecurity
SEK 280,600 / per course *
15 Jan 2024
Earliest start date
* only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland.
Cybersecurity has become one of the most critical challenges for the future. Linköping University conducts world-class research in the cybersecurity field, and this master’s programme offers the breadth of knowledge required to succeed in the cybersecurity landscape. During these two years, you will get cutting-edge knowledge and expertise skills in cyberlaw, digital forensics, organisational security, and social engineering attacks and defences.
Benefit from the latest research
You follow technically advanced courses in software security, system and network security, and cryptology – all based on our deep cybersecurity competence. Your professors and lecturers conduct their own research and have qualified experiences in the field. In the second semester, you will participate in an ethical hacking course and train your ability to defend and challenge state-of-the-art security solutions.
Digital tools to assess sustainability
Sustainable developments are implemented in the programme in several ways. For instance, the course Professionalism for Cybersafety includes strategies and solutions for sustainable development of social, technological and ecological systems, understanding of human impact on ecosystems, and digital tools to assess sustainable development with a focus on computer science.
A region with strong cybersecurity expertise
If you are considering a profession in cybersecurity, Linköping offers many opportunities for a successful career. This region gathers some of the best cybersecurity expertise in Europe. The Swedish Defence Research Agency, the National Forensic Centre and several leading security companies are based here. The proximity improves your chances to kick-start your career at a well-known company or agency during your studies. Linköping University has close collaborations with several companies, which gives you openings for projects or internships.
As this is a new programme, we currently only have course details for the first semester in our Study information database (link below). For semesters 2-3, these are the preliminary courses.
- Professionalism in Cybersecurity, 6 credits
- Computer Networks, 6 credits
- Programming/Advanced Programming in C++, 6 credits
- Humans in Cybersecurity, 6 credits
- Computer Security, 6 credits
Semester 2 (preliminary courses)
- System and Network Security, 6 credits
- Ethical Hacking, 6 credits
- Organizing for Cybersecurity, 6 credits
- Elective courses, 12 credits
Semester 3 (preliminary courses)
- Cryptology, 6 credits
- Digital Forensics, 6 credits
- Software Security, 6 credits
- Scientific Method, 6 credits
- Advanced Project Course on Security, 6 credits
- Master’s Thesis, 30 credits
Program Tuition Fee
As a cybersecurity expert from Linköping University, you will have excellent career opportunities no matter what your goals are within the field. Since the digital society is vulnerable to cyberattacks – which can disrupt or disable financial systems, critical infrastructures, and government services – the demand for security experts is enormous in almost all fields. This ranges from start-ups and small companies to large enterprises and authorities, both on a national and international level.
You will be able to take on technical roles with companies developing new security solutions or manage projects that improves cybersecurity at an organisational level. You may also delve further into the science of cybersecurity through PhD studies and an academic career. Cybersecurity is a growing area in academia and the expanding research field has promising opportunities, both in Sweden and internationally.
After graduation you could work as
- Cybersecurity analyst
- Cybersecurity specialist
- Cybersecurity architect
- Chief information security officer