Software Engineering, Cyber Security or Artificial Intelligence: With your Master's degree in Computer Science, you have your finger on the pulse.
Start your Master's online study programme in Computer Science now
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.
100% flexibleYou decide where and when you want to study.
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Top-level educationFirst-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%.
Study programme & degreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.) 120 ECTS
Full-time or part-time
Application & starting dateStart immediately or anytime
Online application, no application deadlines
Study duration & extension24-48 months, depending on model
Extension possible free of charge
LocationsStudy 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 feesStarting at 316€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
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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.
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:
Duration 24 Months
Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.
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.
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.
The total price includes a one-off graduation fee in the amount of €799. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
We charge 5€/shipment within Europe* and 10€/shipment for the rest of the world if you require the printed study scripts to be delivered outside of Germany.
*This includes the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, United Kingdom, Cyprus.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
Cloud-based open source tools: in order to make use of cloud-based open source tools during your studies, you will need a desktop PC or laptop. Neither is included in the package of services we provide.
Get your Dual Degree.
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.
This is how it works:
You simply register for your dual degree via myCampus.
Once you have successfully completed your studies, you will automatically be awarded the UK degree certificate, as the study programmes at IU International University of Applied Sciences and LSBU are aligned with one another and, therefore, equivalent.
What is the LSBU?
With over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries, London South Bank University stands out above all for its internationality. Like IU International University of Applied Sciences, LSBU has won several awards and is committed to ensuring the best career prospects for its students. Our partnership has one primary goal: Qualify for the best jobs in the world with a dual degree.
Are you enrolled in a study programme approved for the dual degree qualification? Then you have the opportunity to register for your dual degree via myCampus:
Register for your dual degree
- 1. Select Application for UK degree certificate from the Application Management section of your myCampus profile.
- 2. Register for your dual degree using the application form in myCampus. You must register before you have reached 50% of your course work.
- 3. Receive your dual degree and thus the academic degree (UK) directly from LSBU.
You can only apply for the Dual Degree track if you have achieved less than half of the ECTS credits (including ECTS recognised towards your programme). For MBA programmes with 90 ECTS, you also need to prove at least two years of relevant work experience at the time of your application for the Dual Degree.
Our student advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the dual degree.
*This includes all English-language MBA-programmes with 90 ECTS and the following English-language programmes with more than 60 ECTS: B.A. Business Administration, B.A. International Management, B.A. International Management, B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Data Science, M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc. Computer Science, M.Sc. Data Science, MBA MBA - Big Data Management, MBA MBA – Engineering Management, MBA MBA – Finance & Accounting, MBA MBA – IT Management, MBA MBA – International Marketing, MBA Master of Business Administration, MBA Master of Business Administration.
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
- Completed undergraduate degree in Computer Science or computer-related subjects from an officially recognised university totaling at least 180 ECTS
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education
If your first degree doesn’t focus on any of the aforementioned topics, you can be admitted via an entrance exam.
In principle, we can credit your experience acquired outside of higher education.
The alternative means of admission are individual exceptions to the aforementioned general admission requirements and ensure the necessary qualifications for postgraduate degrees. Admission is granted at the discretion of the institution.
We, therefore, ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or
- IELTS (minimum Level 6) or
- Duolingo English-Test (minimum 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!
- +49 (0)30 220 272 80 *Available Monday–Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. CET
- Free call-back service
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 ...
As a software developer, you develop and implement software - from individual components to complete applications. Due to your focus on 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.
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.
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.
Recognition of 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 email@example.com 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.
Find the right programme for you!
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.
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.
Simply register online for your desired programme.
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