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University of Skövde MSc in Privacy, Information and Cyber Security
University of Skövde

MSc in Privacy, Information and Cyber Security

Norrmalm, Sweden

2 Years


Full time

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02 Sep 2024

SEK 135,000 / per year

Distance Learning, On-Campus

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Cyber attacks come in third place when the World Economic Forum lists the biggest threats against humanity in the next five years. There are also reports showing large shortcomings in society's abilities in managing and handling these threats. In our Master Programme for Privacy, Information Security, and Cyber Security you will learn to develop, shape, and become an integral part of the digital society of the future, where information security and privacy are at the forefront.

About the Programme

Our entire modern society relies on digital information. Corporations and governments are handling more information than ever before. A society with an increasing share of electronic information is completely dependent on systematic information security management focusing on the information itself as well as a reliable infrastructure. Changes in society put demands on IT security and data protection. Our integrity is threatened when services are personalized and all digital activities are registered and analyzed. Information and cyber security have become important requirements to face the increased online threats. Increased access to large amounts of information means that the right to privacy can be compromised or used for identity theft, among other things. Therefore, there is a need to protect personal as well as organizational information.

The Focus of Your Studies

The program offers comprehensive studies in privacy, information security, and cyber security, providing you with unique skills. During the courses of the program, you will learn how a systematic approach to information security can be implemented in an organization through various management systems. You will also learn about data protection, methods for discovering and stopping data packages containing damaging files, and the management of security risks in common solutions for the Internet of Things. The program is concluded with a master's thesis.

A majority of the teachers in the program have experience in privacy, information, and cybersecurity research and are working on ground-breaking projects so that students are exposed to the latest trends in this important and exciting area.

The program is built on interactive lectures, seminars, and assignments, and students are expected to participate during the scheduled sessions. There are several mandatory seminars throughout the program. We offer the program on campus and online, but all sessions are combining online and campus students. Thus, to be successful in your studies it is important that you can attend the lectures, seminars and other sessions live as no sessions will be recorded. We made an active decision to use this approach because we believe that the subject is best explored in dialogue and we do not attempt to offer a self-paced study program.


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