Master-Online Studies Cyber Security

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120 ECTS German or English
Online Studies

Start your master’s programme in Cyber ​​Security today

Cyber ​​attacks can paralyze entire companies. As an expert in cyber security, you are at the forefront of fighting this issue. In your master’s programme, you will learn how to quickly identify threats and close security gaps using cyber risk assessment. You will find out about network forensics and cryptology  – and how cyber criminals think. With elective modules such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and the Internet of things, you can specialise according to your interests. Exciting positions such as IT security architect, security manager or cyber forensic analyst await you – including important responsibilities for digital security. 
 
You can complete your master’s degree in Cyber ​​Security in German or English – whatever suits you and your goals best! 

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Science (MSc) 120 ECTS
    German or 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 - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1116821

    120 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1116921
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Study Programs

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

The Cyber ​​Security programme is available in German and English
 
Your admission requirements for the German programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate studies in computer science, IT security, business informatics, theoretical computer science, applied computer science, technical computer science, media computer science or a comparable information science subject with at least 180 ECTS. 
  • In addition, your first degree must include at least 30 ECTS points in computer science. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, modules from the bachelor's programme are offered free of charge as bridging courses.   
  • Foreign students must provide proof of German language skills. 

 

Your admission requirements for the English programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate studies in computer science, IT security, business informatics, theoretical computer science, applied computer science, technical computer science, media computer science or a comparable information science subject with at least 180 ECTS 
  • In addition, your first degree must include at least 30 ECTS points in computer science. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, modules from the bachelor's programme are offered free of charge as bridging courses. 
  • For the English-language programme, we require proof of your English language skills.
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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 department

"The Cyber ​​Security course takes a holistic approach to the strategic conception of secure IT architectures: It addresses both the perspectives of attackers and security professionals."

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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 master’s programme Cyber ​​Security

Sniffing out the trail of computer criminals? Developing blockchain technologies? Or keeping big data safe? Your specialisation 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.

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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
  • 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.