Master-Online Studies
Computer Science

120 ECTS English

Software Engineering, Cyber Security or Artificial Intelligence: With your Master's degree in Computer Science, you have your finger on the pulse.

Online Studies

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You have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline in your pocket – congratulations! This is because you have chosen a field that is changing rapidly, a discipline that has its finger on the pulse of our time and that has become the pacemaker for the digital society of the future. In the Master's in Computer Science, you continue this journey with a focus on Data Science, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence. Due to the unmet need for experts in these subjects, you will become a sought-after professional who is employable in almost all industries. Your Master's degree in Computer Science will provide you with all the necessary skills to successfully enter the international job market.

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Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Science (MSc) 120 ECTS
    English
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    24-48 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 306€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    120 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1113620c
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Content

Programme overview for the Master's in Computer Science

Your Master's programme with 120 ECTS comprises four semesters: In the first semester, you enter directly into Software Engineering and deepen your knowledge of foundation Mathematics and Statistics. To this end, you will already acquire skills in the field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in the first year of your studies. In the second semester, you will also systematically deal with the design, evaluation and application of algorithms. In the second semester, you will also learn about Cyber Security and Data Protection. In the third semester, your will focus is on two elective modules. In addition, you will deal with the influence of your work as a Computer Scientist on society, discuss current topics in Computer Science and analyse networked systems.

At the end of your studies, the Master's thesis with colloquium (30 ECTS) offers you the opportunity to independently apply your acquired knowledge to a concrete problem using scientific methods and to present and defend the result.

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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.
Careers

Your career in Computer Science

Private sector, public sector or self-employment: Your Master's in Computer Science paves the way for a successful career start. After completing the Computer Science online study programme, you can work, for example, as a ...

Software Developer in the field of Data Science/AI

As a software developer, you develop and implement software - from individual components to complete applications. Due to your specialisation in data science and artificial intelligence, you are able to transform complex algorithms in this environment into efficient software.  
In coordination with users from different departments, you develop solutions to efficiently store and evaluate large amounts of data and thus answer users' questions.

Security Specialist in the field of Data Science/AI

As a security specialist in the field of data science and AI, you ensure the security of the available data and the associated infrastructure and protect them against attacks or accidental damage.  
To do this, you coordinate with your colleagues from software development and IT operations as well as the users from the specialist departments in order to assess risks and take appropriate measures.

Data Engineer

As a data engineer, you will be responsible for all processes associated with the generation, storage, preparation, maintenance, and dissemination of data. The construction and monitoring of the hardware and software infrastructure are crucial.  

This includes the design, purchase, and installation of all necessary components. Furthermore, as a data expert, you are responsible for the stability of the entire system as well as compliance with data protection and security.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Master's online study programme in Computer Science

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

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

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

512€ /mtl 539€ 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 36 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.

381€ /mtl 399€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
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Part-Time II

Duration 48 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.

306€ /mtl 319€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Additional charges

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With the dual degree from IU International University and LSBU, London South Bank University, you have the opportunity to obtain a fully-fledged UK degree* in addition to the German one – for a one-time fee in the amount of € 750. You will then complete your studies at IU International University.

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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

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 study@iu.org 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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Admission

Entry requirements

We make it possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General admission requirements
English language skills
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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 Fernstudiencheck.de, 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. 

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