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Master in Information and Communication Technologies (mICT)

Master in Information and Communication Technologies (mICT)

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In 2020 the mICT will be offered on the specialisation in Cyber and Information Security, only. The specialisation in Cyber and Information Security give the participations knowledge and skills in technological as well as market relevant areas such as law within privacy and security. The specialisation offers insights in the following topics amongst others:

  • Governance of ICT security focusing on enterprises
  • Trust, identity and access management
  • Economics of privacy
  • Personal data and privacy (technology, design, legal constraints and rules)
  • EU and national IT security and data protection laws
  • Usable privacy
  • Risk management
  • Cyber security threats such as destructive malware, fake antiviruses and Denial of Service attacks in organisations

In the final project, the participant can, as an example, choose to focus on either of these topics in relation to the company or organisation he/she comes from, or work on a different topic as a spin-off of the learning.

The mICT with specialisation in Cyber and Information Security runs as a full Master education. However, for participants with limited time and interests, three courses can be followed independently (read about costs here):



The mICT with the Cyber and Information Security specialisation is divided into three parts – three trimesters. Each trimester focuses on a specific theme and consists of a number of courses and one project. In the semester project, knowledge acquired in the courses is applied on a specific case (theoretically or empirically) of the participant’s choice. In the master’s thesis (last project), participants can focus on a specific problem by combining knowledge from courses and previous projects. This set-up follows the Problem Based Learning approach of AAU which is a basis for the pedagogical learning approach of AAU.

The total workload of this master’s programme equals one-year full-time university study, and the study activities are distributed over one, two or three years as a part time study. A trimester in a

Full time (one year) version of the education is equivalent to 4 months
Part time (two years) version is equivalent to 8 months
Part time (three years) version is equivalent to one year

Dependent on the students, some of the possibilities mentioned above can be followed while others cannot.

Tuition fees for the full programme and single courses can be found.

An overview of the curriculum of the Master’s programme with specialisation in Cyber and Information Security, can be found in the table.


Course and project module



1st trimester

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Models

Cyber Crime and Information Security Law

Project: Enterprises' Cyber Security





2nd trimester

Interaction Design

Cyber Security and Trust

Project: Privacy and Security Frameworks in Organisations





3rd semester

Choose one of following electives:

Identity and Acess Management (elctive)

Market, Regulation and Standardisation (elective)

Project: Master Thesis






*) ECTS is an abbreviation of 'European Credit Transfer System' and is a way to describe the workload of a study activity. A Master's program must contain 60 ECTS.

A link to the description of all courses can be found here in the general curriculum for mICT.