Part-time studies

  • study places 20
  • location: Kotka
  • duration of studies: 1,5 years
  • next application period: 20.3.-3.4.2019
  • tuition fee: for non-EU/EEA citizens 7000 euros,
    scholarship scheme and further information

Admission criteria

Further information:
Admission services
tel. +358 44 702 8752 or +358 50 312 5031



Master School is a learning community for Master’s degree students at Xamk.

Modern high-level competences in cybersecurity

New kinds of skills and competencies are needed in working life of the future.

The objective of the education is to produce modern high-level competences in area of the cybersecurity. Disruptions in the operations of our Internet based society may be fatal.

Such disruptions may result from cyber-attacks. These attacks may focus even on the critical infrastructures: Energy Production and Distribution, Water Systems, Transport and Communication Infrastructure, Health Care and Financial Services.

New skills will be needed for preventing, detecting, responding, and in case of failure, mitigating of the consequences.

Upon completing the studies, you will have strategic point of view to the importance of cybersecurity in different areas. You will be familiar with cybersecurity frameworks, standards, security management and you can also classify the vulnerabilities and the principles of protection. You know the cybersecurity business services and know how to to carry out a security audit.

After completing the studies, you can apply security solutions for discovering and protection against security threats and manage countermeasures against denial-of-service attacks.

The education in cybersecurity is targeted for applicants who have bachelor’s level degree in engineering in the field of information and communications technology or other equivalent degree and also at least three years of suitable work experience after the bachelor’s degree.

Structure of studies

Upon completing the studies, you will have also several functional cybersecurity skills. You will be able to:

  • analyze the local information systems from the attacker’s point of view
  • examine information systems to find potential attack surfaces
  • to use common tools for gathering information about the target systems
  • implement counter measures against cyber-attacks
  • harden the information system security and manage the principles of application security.

You will be also able to protect industrial internet systems, manage intrusion detection systems and apply counter-measures in the network infrastructure.

The study language is is English.

In the studies there will be lot of practical laboratory working. All the students will personally do several case studies in virtual laboratory environment. The laboratory working can be performed as distant learning.

Master thesis and the learning tasks can be designed to develop the employer organization’s activities, benefiting both parties.

Internationalization is important part of the education. Visiting lecturers are participating the courses and also international practices and examples are used in education. The Master studies are available also to foreign students.

The studies can be performed in addition to the full-time job. Studies use blended-learning methods including lectures and cooperative learning sessions, e-learning, and project-based learning. There is on average three contact days per month. Contact sessions are held mainly in Kotka.

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

New students arriving in Xamk will have our new policy in action. The new BYOD policy demands students bring their own devices to campus. Read more.

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Kotka campus

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Further information on studies

Martti Kettunen
tel. +358 44 702 8300

Further information on applying

Admission office
tel. +358 44 702 8891 or +358 40 585 6610

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