Master's Degree

Educate yourself to be a Cyber Security Professional

Cyber Security, Master of Engineering

Learn how to plan, implement, audit and exercise Cyber Security. Train yourself to defend cyber security attacks in a safe, education-oriented cyber environment.

Apply on between 4 - 18 January 2023
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Product scope
60 ECTS credits
Annual intake
Application period
04.01.2023 - 18.01.2023
Master of Engineering
Study modes
Part-time studies

Key learning outcomes

Student knowledge profile is dictated through their personal learning plan.

Cyber Security Master’s Degree programme student knows how about management, technical implementations, auditing, legislation and regulations of cyber security. The student will know how to plan, develop, implement and control different technological solutions in realistic company environments. The student will also learn how to test and audit these solutions. Student has the knowledge and skills to defend cyber security attacks in a safe, education-oriented cyber environment.

The student will have the ability for life-long learning professionally, make decisions and communicate effectively as part of a multinational team. The student knows how to conduct research ethically.

Learn how to plan, develop, implement and control technological solutions

After completing the studies you will know about management, technical implementations, auditing, legislation and regulations of cyber security. You know how to plan, develop, implement and control different technological solutions in realistic company environments. You also learn how to test and audit these solutions. You have the knowledge and skills to defend cyber security attacks in a safe, education-oriented cyber environment.

Cyber security applies to all companies and organisations, whose business depends on working information technology environments. The constantly automating, digitising and IT-dependent society needs a functional and secure IT environment. Thus, cyber security touches the lives of all of us as consumers, employees, entrepreneurs and citizens as members of society, regardless of age.

Master of Engineering, 60 ECTS credits   

Professional Studies

  • Security Management in Cyber Domain, 5 ECTS credits   
  • Cyber Security Implementation in Practice, 5 ECTS credits  
  • Auditing and Testing Technical Security, 5 ECTS credits  
  • Cyber Security Exercise, 5 ECTS credits
  • Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS credits  

Shared Master's Degree Competences

  • 5 ECTS credits from Research and Development -module (preferred)   
  • or 5 ECTS credits from Management -module 

Complementary Competence

  • Elective studies, 5 ECTS credits

Multiform teaching with contact lessons once a month

The intake for the education is 20 students. The education will be delivered as a multiform teaching where the contact hours will take place during the weekends (approximately 1 weekend per month). The delivery is designed in such a way that it is possible to pass the degree studies alongside a full time employment within two years.  

The assignments are carried out in a safe, education-oriented cyber environment. The environment is constantly updated according to the current research and industry developments. 

The degree programme has been very popular in the past few years. If there are enough applicants within the 2022 application period, we’ll investigate the possibility for a second group in e.g. online-/multiform-teaching. The mandatory Cyber Security Exercise -course will still have onsite teaching in Jyväskylä, Finland.

The teaching will be conducted in English. 

Master's thesis

Master’s Thesis is a Research and / or development project, which is clearly working life oriented as it is assigned by a company or an organisation. With the Master’s Thesis you clearly demonstrate your ability to apply current research information to an industry or business related problem. You demonstrate your abilities to perform in a job demanding highly specialised knowledge and skills.

Further studies

The graduate may apply to continue on to postgraduate studies in science or arts at universities (Act 558/2009, Section 37) and in the school of professional teacher education. Studies can be continued by applying for corresponding post-degree education at universities abroad, for example. A university of applied sciences also provides opportunities for continuing education in the form of specialisation studies, open studies, an online study portal (CampusOnline) and working life based continuing education.

Studying a Master's Degree in Cyber Security at Jamk

What is it like to study Cyber Security? What got Lasse interested in this programme? What kind of exercises does the programme contain? The video is in English.

Cyber Security continues to be more relevant in the development of IT environments and services in companies of all sizes not just in large ICT companies.

Petteri Nakamura, Deltamarin Ltd

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In my opinion, the degree programme sheds light on the whole playing field of cyber security and gives the students a good perspective on different aspects of it.

Tuukka Tiainen, Centero Ltd

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How to study at Jamk

Studies consist of

  • distance learning
  • contact lectures 1 - 2 days / month, mostly on weekends
  • independent studies
  • learning in research and development projects and at workplaces

How to apply in January

Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Entry requirements: Cyber Security

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), or in the field of natural science (BBA in Business Information Technology) AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) after the bachelor's degree. 

Application period: 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time

Applying for degree programmes conducted in English at universities of applied sciences (UAS) takes place through an online joint application system. 

  • Apply online 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at
  • Attach the required enclosures (degree and work certificates and possible pre-assignment) to the online application form by 25 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2) (e.g. as pdf. files).

Entrance examination: Pre-assignment and interview

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility, attached the pre-assignment to the application and have scored at least 20 out of 40 points in the pre-assignment will be invited to the entrance examination (interview). If an applicant fails to score at least 20 points in the pre-assignment, one will not be invited to the entrance examination.

The entrance examination (interview) will be held online (skype, zoom) during weeks 11-13 (13 - 31 March 2023).

The student selection process includes a pre-assignment (max. 40p.) and an interview (max. 60p.), altogether max. 100 points. The student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination and pre-assignment. An applicant must score at least scored at least:

  • 20/40 points in the pre-assignment and
  • 10/60 points from the interview

Pre-assignment's questions can be found on the application on Studyinfo. The answers for the questions must be attached to the application (f.e. in pdf form) by 25 January 2023 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest. 

The entrance examination does not include a pre-reading material.

Results of student selection: Steps for new students

Results are announced in the middle of April at the earliest and on 2 June 2023, at the latest.

  • accept the offer of admission at
  • enrol for attendance/non-attendance
  • NON-EU/EEA citizens: pay the tuition fee payment as soon as possible
  • start the residence permit (if needed) application process immediately in May to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over 2 months, so be in time!
  • Studies will begin in the middle/end of August 2023. Welcome to study with us!

How to apply for Master's Degrees

Application timetable and selection criteria for Master's degree programmes conducted in English. Apply 4 - 18 January 2023 by 3 p.m.!

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee concerns non-EU/EEA degree students who study in English-taught Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. Scholarship available.

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