Sensitive and confidential information, such as credit card numbers and medical records, is sent between computers around the world. How can we ensure that this information only reaches those it is meant for?
To become an expert in IT security, particularly network security, a series of competencies are required. You have to be good at handling a computer, of course, and at understanding how the different parts of a computer system interact. In particular, you also need to be able to program computers.
Computer science includes a number of other areas as well, such as operating systems and databases. You will, however, primarily focus on the network and security areas. This means that you will study courses such as administration of networks, mobile and wireless security, and distributed systems. In order to achieve IT security, encryption is required and to help you understand such tools, courses in mathematics are also included.
The Network Security programme offered at Linnaeus University gives you qualifications for a variety of professions. Examples of jobs that this education may lead to are programmer, network administrator and security consultant, in small as well as large companies. The IT world is global, so work abroad may be just as likely as work in Sweden.
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- Basic Mathematics for Computer Scientists
- Technical information and communication
- Computer Security
- Database Technology
- Discrete mathematics
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesIT Security Web Technologies & Cloud Computing Cyber Security
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
In order to meet the general entry requirements for bachelor's level studies, all students must:
have successfully completed their upper secondary (high school) education (post-16).
be able to demonstrate proficiency in English. The entry requirement for studies at the bachelor's level in Sweden is the equivalent of the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
- Mathematics 3c. Or: Mathematics D.
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International15550 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 46651 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
- Tuition fee, first payment: 77,500 SEK
- Tuition fee, total: 465,000 SEK
Living costs for Växjö
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.