Master-Online Studies
Cyber Security

120 ECTS English

Kick-start your training to become a sought-after IT security expert who specifically protects organisations’ data!

Online Studies

Start your online Master’s degree in Cyber Security now

The rise of digitalisation means more attacks on IT security systems in companies. Business enterprises, critical infrastructure and state institutions need competent experts for IT security to ensure confidentiality, availability and integrity of their data. There is a severe shortage of such professionals worldwide as well as in Germany. This has lead to staff shortages and, in consequence, successful cyber attacks. Do you dream of a career as an IT security expert who prevents cyber attacks, identifies measures and conducts forensic investigations? Then our Master in Cyber Security is right for you! During your online study programme, you gain all the necessary competencies to ensure data security for the informational systems of your future employers. You will be able to protect them from attacks, risks or malware using cyber security measures and forensic methods.

100% flexible
You decide where and when you want to study.
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Your digital learning journey with personal support!
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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 1116921
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Content

Your modules in Cyber Security

First of all, you will start with introductory courses on IT security and familiarise yourself with relevant research methods and cyber risk assessment. Building on this, you will learn about how networks function and network forensics, and you will deal with theoretical computer science for IT security. Through your compulsory elective module, you will specialise in cutting-edge subject areas

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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 professional future as an expert in cyber security

Your Master’s degree in Cyber Security will transform you into an expert in cyber forensics, security architecture or consulting. After graduation, you will be able to work, for example, as a ...

IT Security Architect

Be responsible for any company’s IT security for technical architectures. As an IT security architect, you’ll set in place the protocols and work systems regarding data protection and information security, and support IT departments in security-by-design planning and execution.

Security Manager

Protect digital systems in IT from potential threats. Ensure that security measures are up to date, and locate possible gaps that might leave IT systems exposed to threats. As a security manager, you can decide if you want to focus on a more preventive or proactive approach to cyber security, and build your and your company’s own path towards reducing and managing the potential risks of attacks.

Cyber Forensics Analyst

Build IT forensic reports for inner company uses, cyber security audits, or even court cases. As a cyber forensics analyst, you’ll investigate and expose all manners of digital criminal activity, from software piracy to manipulations of data.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the online Master’s degree in Cyber Security

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That’s 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 adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variant, your weekly study workload is reduced.

If you can’t finish your degree in the allotted time, no problem! We will develop the right study model for you. 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
Only until 06.10.2022

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
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
Additional expertise
English language skills
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