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Start of studies - Information Security

Welcome to the study program Information Security at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo! We are looking forward to welcome you on August 16th, 2022.



On this page you will find both general information and guidance for selecting your courses for the autumn semester. Please read this information carefully.

We are looking forward to welcome you on August 16th. The most urgent issue is selecting courses for the autumn semester. The deadline is August 18th


Contact Information

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Nils Gruschka (Program Manager)

Study administration

Research Groups

During your master thesis you will work in close cooperation with a research group from which you will receive supervision for your thesis. This master program is a collaboration between the Department of Informatics and the Institute of Technology Systems. You can get supervision from these research groups:

Selecting courses for the autumn semester

The study program does not have any mandatory courses. You can select elective courses according to your interests. To ease the choice of courses we have compiled typical combinations into specializations. You can find the four specializations and the according courses here. Very important: these course combinations are just recommendations; you can also choose your own individual curriculum. However, a minimum of 30 credit point worth courses must be selected from the "core courses" list of the information security program. You can select further courses from the list of all informatics courses.

The most urgent issue is selecting courses for the autumn semester. The deadline is August 18th. Here are the security courses that are offered this semester:

You find the slides from the orientation meeting here and here.

Program start of studies

The program will be updated continously!

Ingen kommende arrangementer

Social Activities

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, social activities will be scheduled on short notice. Please check the Facebook group initiated by students.

Important dates

  • August 16 – Start of introduction week (August 16-19) for all new master’s students.
  • August 18 – Deadline for elective course registration.
  • August 22 – First lectures.
  • September 1: