Cyber Security Management

Take charge of the world’s digital safety.

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Keep the Digital World Safe with a Master’s in Cyber Security Management

Do something truly productive with your IT skills. Harness your talent to help protect companies and the authorities to keep their IT networks safe, making them impenetrable to outside forces. Through this course, you will learn to combine existing IT and management expertise and adapt them to the safety of IT and data. 

Digitalisation brings a whole new wave of challenges with it, one of those is ensuring that the IT structures that are integral to its function are kept safe. Every level of the public and private sectors requires experts who can do just that. IT security experts, who can guarantee the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the data their guarding, can expect to be in high demand. This is where IU International University of Applied Sciences’ M.Sc. Cyber Security Management comes in. If you want to help uncover, combat, and prevent future attacks, then this qualification will give you all of the required knowledge and competencies to do so. Boost your career and open up a range of job opportunities with this IU qualification. 

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Your degree summed up

All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    60 ECTS
    Study format: Online or On Campus
  • Duration of study
    12 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    Online: From 606 121 euros per month
    On Campus: From 996 649 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    60 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    60 ECTS - English - On Campus
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    Master's Admission Requirements
    Work experience
    Field specific knowledge
    Scholarship programme
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
On Campus: Official start date 01.10.2022 (English, 60 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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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 skills and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS. 

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Your M.Sc. Cyber Security Management

During this two-semester programme you will start with the fundamentals of IT security, such as data protection, cyber risk assessment and management, before casting the theoretical net wider to better understand the context in which these areas exist. Get to grips with Theoretical Computer Science for IT Security as well as Cyber Systems and Network Forensics while gaining knowledge of the Standards and Frameworks which govern them. 

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In this programme, you can choose electives in order to specialise in a field you’re interested in. Here’s a short introduction to a few electives.

Blockchain and Quantum Computing
Advanced Cyber Security and Cryptography
Start Your New Life in Germany: Study on campus at IU

Studying a flexible degree with a blend of in-person and online lectures on our Berlin or Bad Honnef 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
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Career outlook

Digitalisation means attacks on IT security structures in companies and they are on the rise. Every second successful attack by hackers leads to production downtimes - and high financial losses. As a Master of Cyber Security Management, you will secure excellent career prospects across all sectors. For example as:

IT Security Architect

The function of IT security architects can be compared to the architects of a building. They are responsible for the technical, functional, design and economic planning. That could be you too, but for IT infrastructures. You are accountable for the technical architectures in companies. You are also responsible for the conception and implementation of security by design. As a security architect, you have a broad knowledge. You need less detailed knowledge. Or to put it another way: you need to know which firewalls exist, but you don't have to program them. Your team does that for you.

IT Security Manager

As an IT Security Manager, or IT Security Consultant, you protect companies and their valuable data from hacker and virus attacks, industrial espionage and other digital threats. Whether in cyber security, IT forensics, data protection or penetration testing: your goal is always the security of the system. Whether internally as an employee or externally as a service provider - you identify the gaps in the IT infrastructure and develop preventive measures to protect the IT systems.

IT Security Consultant

As an IT security consultant, your job is to protect the valuable data of a company and its customers. You develop comprehensive security strategies and strengthen the security awareness of the company. You also carry out security tests and implement IT security solutions.


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 into your schedule.

Full time

Duration 12 months

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

€996 €199 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 18 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€775 €155 / month Apply now


Duration 24 months

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

€606 €121 / 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

  • The mixture of applicabilty, quality and internationality at IU is just right – I would highly recommend studying at IU to anyone.

    Monika Suryavanshi Ph.D., M.A. International Healthcare Management
  • "I needed direction and help in finding the materials and books that are worth reading. The programme, tutors, and professors at IU (formerly known as IUBH) are really accessible and have provided me with exactly that."

    Riku Luostari, M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence
  • I found my remote semester and subsequent on-campus semesters to each have their own advantages: flexibility on the one hand, the opportunity to enjoy the international campus atmosphere on the other.

    Mei Chi Lo, MBA International Marketing

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
Master's Admission Requirements
Work experience
Field specific knowledge
Scholarship programme
English Skills
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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