Bachelor-Online Studies
Cyber Security

180 ECTS English

In the Cyber Security online study programme, you will become a professional threat hunter who can detect and successfully defend against attacks on IT systems.

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Computer Security is an area of expertise in high demand, as cyber attacks can affect all areas of IT. In this context, defence measures are based on the systematic progressive documentation of TTPs (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures) as instigated by the attackers. A defence expert must master the basics of modern operating systems as well as be familiar with distributed applications in the cloud and methods of computer forensics and data analysis.

In the practice-oriented Cyber Security online study programme, you will be trained as a threat hunter with leadership potential. You acquire up-to-date knowledge in the field of Cyber Security and deal with the architecture, programming and maintenance of security systems. In addition to incident response and computer forensics, you will learn aspects of Pentesting and Reversing to understand the perspective of cyber criminals.

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Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) 180 ECTS
    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
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Your courses in Cyber Security

First of all, you will learn the basics of Computer Science, Computer Security, Programming with Python and Pentesting. You will then deepen your knowledge through the courses "Cryptographic Methods" and "Host and Software Forensics" in the field of Computer Security, as well as "Cloud Computing" in the field of Computer Science. In the third semester, you will also deal with Secure Software Development (DevSecOps) and learn about common software vulnerabilities. In addition to other current topics in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Analysis, you will also deal with IT Law and IT Service Management. Building on this, you have the opportunity to specialise in the areas of Social Engineering, Host Forensics, Future Threats or Pentesting in your elective modules.

Our Bachelor's study programme is modular, i.e. you study based on subject areas that are divided into so-called modules. After successfully completing the modules, you will be credited with ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System), which document your achievements. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and, of course, recognised.

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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.

Your professional future in the field of Cyber Security

As an expert in Cyber Security, you can expect excellent career prospects across all sectors with lucrative opportunities for advancement to a management position. After graduation, you will be able to work, for example, as a ...

IT Security Consultant

Help companies defend their most valuable data, and offer ways in which they can prevent attacks on the data of their customers. Develop robust and sophisticated security strategies, and strengthen companies’ resilience to cyber threats. As an IT security consultant, you’ll also be responsible for testing existing defence strategy, and offer solutions to existing weak spots.

Ethical Hacker/Pentester

Test your hacking skills and challenge yourself to find the areas where IT systems are sensitive for an attack. Combine advanced technical skills with a high level of creativity, and work in the service of companies to actively look for breaches in their security protocols.


Become the main contact point for all firewall and network infrastructure responsibilities. Develop, implement, monitor and maintain security protocols throughout entire networks. Coordinate and manage network and security projects, while actively looking to optimise IT infrastructure solutions.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Bachelor's online study programme in Cyber Security

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That is why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our degrees, which offer flexible and longer study periods. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variants, your weekly study workload is reduced.

Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We will develop the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months’ notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models:

Only until 06.10.2022


Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

348€ /mtl 369€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Only until 06.10.2022

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

303€ /mtl 319€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Only until 06.10.2022

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

209€ /mtl 219€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following services
  • Free trial phase of four weeks

  • Access to online libraries

  • Personal assistance from lecturers

  • Online campus with innovative study tools

  • Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning

  • Individual study and career coaching

  • Online exams around the clock

  • License for Microsoft Office and Teams

  • Flexible extension of study duration


Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.

Send an email to to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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Entry requirements

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