START A MASTER'S DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH IU
Computer Science is at the centre of our daily lives, transforming the way we live, work, travel, and much more. Developments in this area are rapidly changing many industries and if you become an expert in computer science, you could start an exciting career in a field of your choosing. Many people enjoy the interaction between computer science and the human experience, so use their degree to gain great positions in companies at the forefront of technological advancements. Whether mobility, medicine, design, or communications, with this degree, you can become a central key in creating and developing new systems and tech for a better, faster, more efficient world.
All the important details about this programme
Master of Science (M.Sc.)120 ECTSStudy format: Online or On CampusDual Degree: Available
Duration of study
24 monthsPart time models available
Online: From 489 98 euros per month
On Campus: From 750 499 euros per month
120 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards120 ECTS - English - On CampusOn campus study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
Undergraduate Degree in Related Field
Scholarship Programme Options
Reduce your study fees
Many scholarship options available
IU has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to turn your programme into a dual degree. When you choose this option, you'll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree: a major advantage for international career prospects! No extra study courses or travelling required.
To avoid disappointment, students need to sign up before reaching 50 percent of ECTS points, so don’t miss out!
Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.
This course is ending soon on our Bad Honnef campus, the final intake is April 2022. It will then only be available on our Berlin campus and online.
In IU's Master in Computer Science, you continue your journey with a focus on data science, cyber security, and artificial intelligence and elective modules of your choosing. This will give you all the skills you need to get started in the international job market and in a career that speaks to your interests.
Programming with Python
Software Engineering: Software Process
Project: Software Engineering
Cyber Security and Data Protection
Seminar: Computer Science and Society
Big Data Technologies
Project: Computer Science Project
Seminar: Current Topics in Computer Science
Networks and Distributed Systems
In your third semester, you'll have the chance to choose electives in subjects you're interested in. These will amount to 20 ECTS of your overall degree.
After completing this module, you will be familiar with the functions and processes of blockchain technology. As a result, you will understand important applications, especially BitCoin.
IT management compliant with laws and guidelines is a core area of modern corporate management, the success of which depends significantly on an efficient IT infrastructure. In this module, you will learn which leadership requirements and organisational structures must be fulfilled with the help of information technology, in order to achieve corporate goals. You will then deal with IT services practices in order to operate IT systems. In addition to the programming and maintenance of IT systems, you will discuss central IT tools that are downstream of the sales service.
Studying a flexible degree with a blend of in-person and online lectures on our Berlin campus can set you up for a successful professional and personal life in Europe, here’s what you gain:
- Practical, group-based learning
- Close contact with lecturer
- In-person career fairs and talks
- Work part-time and study
- Join clubs and student societies
- Apply for a post-work study visa
Private sector, public service or freelance: Computer scientists are in a very high demand in all branches of industry, including finance, automotive, commerce and many more. Our Master of Computer Science is a clear boost for your career and will pave many ways to a successful entry into the job market.
As a data engineer, you take care of all processes to do with the generation, filing, processing, maintenance, and transferring of data. For this, the structure and surveillance of hardware and software infrastructure is crucial. The approach, purchase, as well as the installation of all necessary components is a key part of this. Above all, you, as a data expert, are responsible for the stability of the entire system, as well as the adherence to data protection and security protocols.
As a software developer, you develop and implement software – from individual building blocks all the way to complete applications. With your specialisation in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, you can turn complex algorithms from the field into efficient software. In coordination with users from different specialised departments, you develop solutions for filing and evaluating large amounts of data and using this data to answer your users' questions.
As a security specialist in Data Science and AI, you are responsible for the security of available data, as well as securing the corresponding infrastructure and protecting it from both attacks and accidental damages. You, your colleagues from software development and IT, and users from the specialist department cooperate to eliminate risks and make corresponding preventative measures.
Study Models & Fees
Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.
Duration 24 months
Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:
Duration 36 months
Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:
Duration 48 months
Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:
For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea, the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.
Gain your extra LSBU validated UK degree for €750 on top of your IU degree. (Only applicable to dual degree ready programmes)
Our IU study programmes include the following benefits
Take exams online
Access to partner network
Free extension of study period
Online library as well as podcasts and videos
Flexible payment options
Correction and assessment of module exams
Support and career services
What our students say
In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration
- Completed undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related subjects
- Your degree should be from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution.
- You should have achieved at least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent.
Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 80%.
This helps you get started as a participant with immediate access to 50% of your courses even when your previous studies were in a different field. With the Scholarship Programme, you can start this degree by taking an Entrance Examination.
The Entrance Examination can be used for the consecutive 120-ECTS version of this degree and involves two specific courses which are included in the Scholarship Programme (do not have to be passed before)
At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market.
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.
- Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU)
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6.0 out of 9 points) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years.
The Best of Both Worlds
Choose where you want to spend which semester and switch between online and campus studies. Our new approach sets us apart from our competitors and gives you freedom to experience online studies and campus life. All you need to do is let us know in advance.
Accredited & Globally Recognised
IU International is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.
Gain Real Support
We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.
The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice
Our courses provide you with key theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Our wide range of subject specialisations gives you maximum choice and allows you to immerse yourself in areas that match your interests.