Master
Cyber Security

Become a master in cyber security. Learn to protect companies and customers in a variety of industries with this degree.

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M.Sc. Cyber Security: What You'll Learn

With digitalisation, cyber-attacks on software and systems are on the rise. To ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of their data, just about every company, organisation, and government agency alike requires competent cyber security professionals. There is now a huge and unmet demand for security experts with a keen eye to identify and defend against cyber-attacks. With the IU International University of Applied Sciences Master in Cyber Security, you will acquire all the skills you need to protect data and ensure top security measures for systems used by companies worldwide. You'll become a specialist in securing infrastructures against attacks, risks or malware using statistical and digital forensic methods.

What makes IU your best choice
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Your degree summed up

All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    120 ECTS
    Study format: Online or On Campus
  • Duration of study
    24 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    Online: From 489 98 euros per month
    On Campus: From 750 499 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    120 ECTS - English - On Campus
    On campus study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
  • Admission
    Undergraduate Degree in Related Field
    Scholarship Programme Options
    English Skills
    Field Specific Knowledge
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
On Campus: Official start date 01.10.2022 (English, 120 ECTS)
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Make the path to your degree simple

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.

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DEGREE OVERVIEW

A cyber security expert masters the basics of modern operating systems and is also familiar with distributed applications in the cloud as well as methods of software forensics and data analysis. In our practice-oriented distance learning programme for cyber security, you will be trained to detect cyberthreats and demonstrate leadership potential.

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Electives

In the 120-credit options, you'll choose electives amounting to 20 ECTS credits. In this way, you can specialise in your area of interest.

Artificial Intelligence
Audit & Security Testing
Blockchain and Quantum Computing
Continuous & Lifecycle Security
Secure Software Development
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Career outlook

After completing your Master's degree in Cyber Security, you will be a highly sought-after expert who is optimally qualified for efficient response to cyber incidents as well as forensic methods of identification and defence.

You will have the necessary hard and soft skills required to take responsibility over central security architectures as well as for confidently advising companies and teams on how to optimise cyber security. As an expert in your field, you will have excellent opportunities to lead your employer's security measures as a future manager. You could also be responsible for digital transformation of teams and companies, based on "security by design" and work with external agencies to detect and deter criminal activities.

IT Security Architect

As an IT security architect, you are responsible for the overall IT security of the technical architectures in your company. You establish the necessary processes and procedures for handling data protection and information security. In addition, you support the IT department in the conception and implementation of security by design.

Security Manager

Security managers ensure that digital systems in IT are protected against the growing number of threats. They identify gaps in the IT infrastructure of companies or develop preventive measures to protect IT systems from attacks. In doing so, they take adequate and effective measures that minimise potential damage in the event of an attack.

Cyber Forensics Analyst

As a cyber forensics analyst, you secure evidence that reveals manipulations of data or software. You deal with computer crime, economic and industrial espionage as well as software piracy. For this purpose, you prepare IT forensic reports that can be used by public prosecutors, for example.

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.  

Full time

Duration 24 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€750 €150 / month Apply now

Part time

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:

€555 €111 / month Apply now

Extended

Duration 48 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now
*Price information:

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.

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • 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

  • Online forums

  • 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

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
Admission Requirements
Scholarship Programme: Help Getting Started
English Skills
Field Specific Knowledge
Why IU is a great choice
  • 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.

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