Online Studies Cyber Security

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180 ECTS English or German
Online Studies

Start your Cyber Security online study programme today

The Cyber ​​Security online study programme trains you to be an expert at threat hunting. You’ll become a sought-after professional, as virtual attacks on computer security can affect all IT areas. During your studies, you will learn how to successfully detect and defend your company against cyber attacks. 
To achieve this, you get to know the basics of modern operating systems and familiarise yourself with distributed applications in the cloud. You acquire expertise in computer forensics and data analysis. In addition to incident response, you deal with pentesting and reversing to specifically analyse cybercriminal activities. Knowledge of the architecture, programming and maintenance of security systems complete your career profile. You can study in German or English – to match your professional ambitions. 

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) 180 ECTS
    English or German
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 209€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    180 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1116721

    180 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1116621
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Study Programs

Your online study programmes in Cyber ​​Security

You can complete your online studies bachelor’s programme in Cyber Security in German or English. 
Your admission requirements for the German programme: 

  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as your A levels, a vocational diploma, a master craftsman's certificate or a certificate of advanced training.   
  • Foreign students must provide proof of German language skills. 

Your advantage: With your degree, you are ideally prepared for the current challenges of the job market. 


Your admission requirements for the English programme: 

  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as your A levels, a vocational diploma, a master craftsman's certificate or a certificate of advanced training.  
  • For the English-language programme, we require proof of your English language skills.  

Your advantage: With your studies you are optimally prepared for the English-speaking job market. 

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100% Flexible

Flexible, interactive, practically oriented: your online studies

  • Whether you’re studying full-time, alongside your job, abroad or as a parent: your online studies adapt to your life. You study online and 100% flexibly – from the first day of class right up to your exam.
  • Thanks to our online campus, our innovative study app IU Learn and our virtual classes, you can fit your studies right into your daily life.
  • You even get to choose how to sit your exams: online 24/7 on 365 days a year or simply on location.
  • Connect with other students or your lecturers at any time: via the online campus, MS Teams, E-Mail or in interactive virtual classes.
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Lawall
Head of Cyber ​​Security course

"The Cyber ​​Security course takes a holistic approach to the strategic conception of secure IT architectures by addressing the perspectives of attackers as well as security professionals." 


Your advantages in IU Online Studies

Your degree brings with it many career advantages, such as the chance of a salary increase, more attractive tasks or career advancement. In addition, you will develop personally! We make sure that you can integrate your studies as flexibly as possible into your daily work and family life.

Your specialisation options in the bachelor’s programme Cyber ​​Security

Your bachelor’s programme in Cyber Security is as practice-oriented as possible: in the German programme, you choose three out of 19 elective modules – such as social engineering, industrial system security or security in complex networks. In the English programme, you choose one of 18 elective modules to prepare for your career in the English-speaking market. Your options include modules such as IT security consulting, network forensics and future threats. 

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Your professional future

IT Security Consultant

As an IT security consultant, it is your job to protect the sensitive data of companies and their customers. To do this, you develop complex security strategies and work to strengthen the security awareness of your company.

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Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of.