Study Program

The study program for the Master in Cyber Security consists of 8 taught courses and 2 projects (incl. the final Master Project). The total workload is equivalent to one year of full-time work (i.e. 1680 hours), or 60 ECTS. The study program is designed so that the courses and projects are taken over a 2 year period, but it is possible to develop an individual study plan that extends the program for up to 4 years in total. All of the taught courses on the Master in Cyber Security can be taken individually, and courses passed within the past 5 years will count for students who later decide to complete the remaining courses and projects and thus obtain the master degree .

The study program is divided into 4 thematic semesters, where students are recommended to follow two semesters every year. The Autumn Semester starts at the end of August and ends in the middle of December and the Spring Semester starts in the middle of January and ends at the end of June. 1st and 3rd semester courses run in the autumn whereas 2nd semester courses run in the spring. The projects are typically completed in the 2nd and 4th semester, i.e. in the spring semesters. The exact dates for course start-up and examination periods are given in DTU’s academic calendar. 

Each of the taught courses has a workload of 140 hours, which corresponds to 5 ECTS. The number of hours includes time spent in class or in online teaching activities, as well as time spent on preparation and any assignments, examination and such like.

All courses are taught and examined in English.

Focus: Individuals with IT/digital background

Format: 2 years, part-time

Costs: 190,000 DKK ex. VAT

Admission: BSc degree + 2 years work experience  

Language: English

Course start: August, 2023

Application deadline: May 1, 2023

Questions? Contact Signe Møller Jørgensen,

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Christian D. Jensen
Associate Professor
DTU Compute
+45 45 25 37 24


Signe Møller Jørgensen
Senior Studies Officer
DTU Compute
+45 45 25 37 37