Network Security Programme

180 credits

Trojans, ransomware, phishing and other threats to both individuals and businesses demand ever more attention. If you want to learn how to stop these threats, this programme is the right one for you!

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 digital forensics. In order to achieve IT security, encryption is required and to help you understand such tools, courses in mathematics are also included.


The programme 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.


Bachelor of Science with specialization in Network Security. Main field of study: Computer Science.

My dream job would be to work as an ethical hacker

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Dalya has always been interested in learning more about security, particularly in the areas of cyber threat hunting and complex technical puzzles. She is now studying the last semester on the programme Network Security and will soon be ready to look for her dream job.

Today, I work as a consultant, thanks to the broad knowledge I acquired during my studies

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A few months ago, Nikolaos graduated from the programme Network Security and today he works as a cybersecurity consultant at Zacco Digital Trust. During his time at Linnaeus University, he met a lot of key people from companies, who then facilitated his employment after graduation.

I travel all over the world

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Michael works as a IT-Security consultant at Combitech, and he describes it as an exciting and rewarding profession. He appreciated the courses that were practical and that the students got in contact with different companies and organizations during the education.

More information about the programme

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This is what you read under the programme. You find all the courses in the list below or in the syllabus.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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