Admission Criteria

Admission to the master's program requires either a bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline, such as computer science, computer engineering or information management, or equivalent technical qualifications, e.g. obtained through certifications and job experience. The study program assumes that all student have fundamental intuitions about mathematical concepts and knowledge of scientific thinking, as well as a solid understanding of the architecture, development, operation and application of IT systems.

Applicants with a bachelor's degree in Technical Science, Strategic Analysis and Systems Design from DTU are qualified for the Master program as per legal requirement. Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (incl. a Diploma Engineering degree) in an IT-related field from DTU or other universities, a Bachelor’s degree from one of the business academies (Da. “professionsbachelorer fra et erhvervsakademi”) are also eligible to apply. It is assumed that all applicants have received IT education as part of their initial degree, as well as having 2 years of work experience in IT, either as an employee of an IT department or as a super user.


Other requirements

The program may also accept applicants who do not meet the formal requirements above, but who, on the basis of an individual assessment (Da. “realkompetencevurdering”), are deemed to have equivalent qualifications (incl. applicants who have completed a Diploma program under the flexible degree program). Examples of admissions without full academic qualifications include, but are not limited to, graduates from short tertiary education who have completed the admission course, obtained an IT security profile based on certifications from one or more of the following providers; CompTIA, ISACA, (ISC) 2 or GIAC / SANS, or applicants with completed relevant training at either the Police or Defense Academy. Decision on admission to the Master is based on individual assessments and interviews with the applicants.

The Master in Cyber Security program is offered in English. Click here to see specific requirements for English language skills.


Focus: Individuals with IT/digital background

Format: 2 years, part-time

Costs: 190,000 DKK ex. VAT

Admission: BSc degree + 2 years work experience or on the basis of an individual assessment

Language: English

Next registration deadline: Spring 2022

The next education begins ultimo August 2022

Application deadline: June 5, 2022
(If there are vacancies after June 5, post-registration is possible)

Questions? Contact Signe Møller Jørgensen,
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Christian D. Jensen
Associate Professor
DTU Compute
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Signe Møller Jørgensen
Senior Studies Officer
DTU Compute
+45 45 25 37 37