Master-Distance Learning Cyber Security

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120 ECTS German or English
Distance Learning

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. 

Summary Your study programme 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
    The IU International University of applied sciences is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
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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

At IU you study at your own pace

100% your way

Take your IU study programme with you – no matter whether you’re on your way to work or traveling the world. You even get to choose whether you want to take your exams online or on site.

Innovative

The online campus and our study app IU Learn are innovative smart tools for every learning style. You study according to your individual needs.

Personalised
Your electives allow you to focus on those areas that best fit your goals. You prepare for the career you want with the subjects you care about.

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

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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."

Advantages

Your advantages in IU Distance Learning

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.
Salary increase
After graduating, you can benefit from a salary increase of up to 25%.
Professional development
This study programme is ideal for your professional development.
Career boost
We offer you a wide range of expert knowledge to increase your value on the job market.

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.

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
Apply now
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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.