Web Security

  • Credits 7.5 credits
  • Study location Västerås
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2022-08-29 - 2023-01-15 (part time 25%)
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2022-08-29 - 2023-01-15 (part time 25%)
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2022-08-29 - 2023-01-15 (part time 25%)
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2022-08-29 - 2023-01-15 (part time 25%)
  • Education level Second cycle
  • Course code DVA489
  • Main area Computer Science
  • Application code: MDU-24092

Modern web applications can often be described in terms of cooperation and sharing, both on the level of the users of the application and on the level of the application and the service providers. This course covers security challenges of web applications, from a theoretical and practical perspective.

About the course

The course gives an overview of the defining properties of web applications and the corresponding application class and identifies different security challenges in relation to the different stakeholders: the users, the application provider, and the service and library providers.

It covers concepts like statelessness, confidentiality, integrity, access control, authentication and authorization, session handling, and attacks related to those concepts. In addition, the course involves different forms of injection attacks, where code, in one way or another, is injected and executed on the client or server side.

You will learn

  • about web applications and the corresponding application class and get the ability to construct complex applications
  • about the most prevalent security challenges of web applications and to identify vulnerabilities in applications
  • about protection mechanisms and their limitations both in isolation and in relation to each other

Entry requirements

120 credits of which at least 80 credits in technology or informatics, including at least 30 credits in programming or software development. In addition, English course A/English course 6 is required.

You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc. Read more in Application information below.




Course syllabus

You can read in detail about the course, it's content and literature and so on in the course syllabus

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Apply to the course

Applied Cybersecurity

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Application information

You’ll find the entry requirements in the course description. After submitting your application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course. Most academic credentials from Sweden are retrieved automatically. Wait a few days after submitting your application - if you still can’t see your academic credentials om My pages, please upload them.

If you have studied in another country, you must provide transcripts of your academic studies and of your English proficiency. Exactly what you need to submit and how, depends on several factors. You can read more on universityadmissions.se or antagning.se.

If the course requires work experience, you need to provide an employer’s certificate. You can download a template for employer’s certificate below.

No academic qualifications?

Many courses requires that you have previous academies studies, but we validate work experience to assess if you have the knowledge that is equal to the eligibility requirements for the course.

If you don’t have the formal qualifications required, please send in a certificate of employment (current or previous) and a CV/Description of competence that describes your educational and professional background. Please include a short description of your work experience, not only the work title.

Use the CV/ Description of competence template below and fill in the information requested.

You can also use our template for Employers certificate if you like.

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If you have any questions regarding eligibility or application please send an e-mail to lifelonglearning@mdu.se