Distance Learning Master Cyber Security (M.Sc.)

Start your online master’s programme in Cyber Security

Cyber attacks can paralyse entire companies. As an expert for cyber security, you know how to prevent them. Your online master’s programme teaches you the necessary skills: You will be ready to take on responsibility for digital safety in exciting positions such as IT security architect, security manager or cyber forensic analyst.

Depending on your goals, you can choose from two master’s programmes: the German-language 120 ECTS programme or the English-language 120 ECTS programme if you want an international career.


Your study programme summed up

Study programme & degree

M.Sc., 120 ECTS credits
Language: de, en
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible

Application & starting date

Start from today, Online application, no application deadline

Study duration & extension

24, 36, 48 months, depending on model Extension possible free of charge


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 329€/month, depending on model Regular discount campaigns

Recognition & Approval

Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned 120 ECTS - DE: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 1116821 120 ECTS - EN: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 1116921
Start today: Try us out for 1 month

Apply now and start your studies within a few hours – or choose any starting date that suits you. You can try us out for 1 month without commitment. We only charge you for this month if you continue with us.

Study programs

Your online studies master’s programmes in Cyber ​​Security

The online master's programme in Cyber Security is available as a 120 ECTS programme in German or English language.

Master Cyber Security

120 ECTS, Language: German

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Master Cyber Security

120 ECTS, Language: English

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Study Content

Your electives in the master’s programme Cyber ​​Security

Sniffing out the trail of computer criminals? Developing blockchain technologies? Or keeping big data safe? Your elective will determine your future career opportunities. In the German programme, you can choose two out of 11 elective modules, such as computer crime, IT law in IT security or secure software Development. In the English programme, you also choose two out of 11 elective classes. Exciting modules such as blockchain and quantum computing, business analyst and artificial intelligence are on the agenda.

We are here for you

Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!

We will support you

Our student advisory service will help you if you have questions about your choice of degree program, the right time model or your financing options, for example.

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Start today: Try us out for 1 month

Apply now and start your studies within a few hours – or choose any starting date that suits you. You can try us out for 1 month without commitment. We only charge you for this month if you continue with us.

Study flexible

anytime and anywhere with 24/7 online exams, full- or part-time.

Learn innovatively

on your digital campus with your own AI study assistant and multimedia tools.


Benefit from an accredited degree with excellent career prospects.

You'll find all of the important information about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences in your personal brochure.

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Your professional future

Security Manager

Cyber ​​criminals are always looking for gaps in the IT infrastructure. As a security manager, it is your job to identify threats and respond to them quickly. Even better: with sophisticated preventive measures, you can ward off the constant threats in the long term.

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Why IU is the best choice

Shape your studies your way

Plan your study routine however you like. You decide whether you prefer to study at night or during the day, at the library or in a cafe. You can even choose the start of your studies flexibly.

Easily organise your study routine

On your online campus, you're always up to speed. Here you organise your entire studies and find everything in one place – from digital scripts to an overview of your grades.

Deepen your knowledge individually

Deepen your knowledge interactively and suited to your learning style. With multimedia tools such as our AI study assistant, live sessions and learning sprints, you prepare better for your exams.

Take exams flexibly

Do you feel confident in the practice exam? Then sit your exam 24/7 online or at a location of your choice. In some courses, the final exam may be a workbook or portfolio.

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