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

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 realistic 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.

Apply in January, start in Autumn 2022

For this Master's degree the application period is 5 - 19 January 2022. Remember to fill in the online application form at www.studyinfo.fi by 19 January at 15.00 (UTC+2).

How to find vulnerabilities of information technology devices? How to defence against data security threats?

In addition to that, the education deals with the general security activities in the field of ICT, legislation of the field and national security criteria. Theoretical contents include also the design, encryption and detection methods of data security.

During the education, the students will learn to find known and unknown vulnerabilities of information technology devices and to test data security. The students will also learn to defence against data security threats and to realise counter-measures.


Master of Engineering, 60 ECTS

Professional Studies

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

Shared Master's Degree Competences

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

Complementary Competence

  • Elective studies, 5 credits

See the Curriculum


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. 

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

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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.

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Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens

The tuition fee of JAMK for NON-EU/EEA citizens are €9,000 / academic year for master's degrees taught in English. The tuition fee entitles the student to study and receive a degree and to use the normal support services available to students. However, all students have to buy books and other educational material themselves as well as take care of their own travelling and living costs. 

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Student stories

Student Petteri Nakamura

Petteri Nakamura, Deltamarin Ltd

"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. This Cyber Security degree programme and my Master’s Thesis related to Quantitative Risk Analysis provided me with good tools to take Cyber Security into account in my role as an ICT Service Manager. During my studies I also had a good opportunity to socially network with my fellow students whom I consider to be specialists in their respective field of IT work."

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Tuukka Tiainen, Centero Oy

"In addition of receiving a lot as an individual, my employer Centero got a lot from my Master’s thesis. The thesis had an significant role in an internationalization project of our company and in developing our Centero Software Manager -service."

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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.

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How to Apply

A short introduction how to apply for the programme.

Studyinfo.fi Apply 5 - 19 January 2022 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time Application period has ended

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Saharinen Karo

Saharinen Karo

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
IT, Institute of Information Technology
Teknologia, School of Technology
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Karjalainen Mika

Karjalainen Mika

Johtaja IT-instituutti, Director Institute of Information Technology
IT, Institute of Information Technology
Teknologia, School of Technology
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