Bachelor
Cyber Security

Cyber security is an area of expertise in great demand. This study programme will help you become a specialist trained to prevent and protect against cyberattacks in all areas of IT.

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Your Degree: B.Sc. Cyber Security

In this practice-oriented Bachelor in Cyber Security online study programme, you will be trained as a threat hunter with leadership potential. You will acquire the latest knowledge in the field of cyber security and deal with the architecture, programming and maintenance of security systems. In addition to incident response and digital forensics, you will learn about aspects of penetration testing and reverse engineering in order to understand the perspective of cyber criminals and protect against them.

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? At IU International University of Applied Sciences you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, completely free of charge. By doing so, you can save valuable time and reduce tuition fees. 

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Overview Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance

  • Study model
    Bachelor of Science (BSc)
    180 ECTS
    Language: English
  • Duration of study
    Regular study period 36 months
    Different time models
    Start your studies at anytime
  • Tuition fees
    Starting from 109 euro per month
  • Accreditation
    180 ECTS - English
    Accredited in line with German and European standards, ZFU 1116721
  • Admission
    GENERAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
    English language skills

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  • Reduce your study fees
    Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
    The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
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Study contents

What You’ll Learn

As a cyber security expert, you will master the basics of modern operating systems. You will be familiar with distributed applications in the cloud and methods of software forensics as well as data analysis. Our Bachelor’s programme in Cyber Security provides you with the essential skills and fundamental knowledge required for managerial positions.

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Course schedule

Specialisation Overview

All of our study programmes offer a wide selection of industry-focused specialisation courses for you to choose from. Below you'll find more details on a select number of these courses - for the full list of specialisations available in this programme, please check the Course Schedule.

The specialisation courses that are a part of this study programme, are a cluster of courses dedicated to diving deep into a specific topic related to the programme. When choosing a specialisation, you get to explore a potential future career path, or just develop a strong knowledge base about a topic that particularly interests you.

In semesters 5 and 6 of this programme, you’ll choose three specialisations, amounting to 30 ECTS. You have a wide range of options to choose from, according to your interests and ambitions. Some of the specialisations offered are:

IT Security Consulting
Social Engineering
Host Forensics
DEVSECOPS
Security in Complex Networks
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Careers

Career Outlook

Expertise in the field of cyber security is in high demand across all industries, as almost all businesses now operate based on technology.

As a graduate of our online Bachelor in Cyber Security you will be familiar with the complexity of security measures and aware of targeted industry-specific topics. You will have the necessary knowledge to create security concepts and carry out relevant tests. This will enable you to defend against cyberattacks with the help of secure software and system architecture. After graduation, you may, for example, be part of an IT security department or system architecture team. You may also wish to pursue a career in digital forensics, penetration testing, auditing, red teaming or as a cyber incident responder.

IT Security Consultant

Help companies defend their most valuable data, and offer ways in which they can prevent attacks on the data of their customers. Develop robust and sophisticated security strategies, and strengthen companies’ resilience to cyber threats. As an IT security consultant, you’ll also be responsible for testing existing defence strategy, and offer solutions to existing weak spots.

Ethical Hacker/Pentester

Test your hacking skills and challenge yourself to find the areas where IT systems are sensitive for an attack. Combine advanced technical skills with a high level of creativity, and work in the service of companies to actively look for breaches in their security protocols.

System-/Network-/Firewall-Administrator

Become the main contact point for all firewall and network infrastructure responsibilities. Develop, implement, monitor and maintain security protocols throughout entire networks. Coordinate and manage network and security projects, while actively looking to optimise IT infrastructure solutions.

Tuition fees

Study models and fees

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model. 

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month. 

Only until 03.11.2021

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online Studies
189€ /mth 359€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 3rd of November! Apply now
Only until 03.11.2021

Part-Time I

Duration 48 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.

  • Online Studies
162€ /mth 309€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 3rd of November! Apply now
Only until 03.11.2021

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online Studies
109€ /mth 209€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 3rd of November! Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following benefits
  • Teaching and study material

  • Marking of your end-of-module exams

  • Free 4-week trial

  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors

  • Use of the online campus

  • Individual study coaching

  • Online exams

  • No charge for extension of course duration

  • Career coaching

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 recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

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.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a call-back appointment to discuss recognition
Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:
Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to 50% of your courses. You will be registered as a student only after they've been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.
GENERAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
English language skills
Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice
  • Your studies are flexible and 100% online

    Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

  • Accredited & Globally recognised

    IU 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.

  • You gain full support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the myStudies model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

  • The ideal mix of theory & practice

    Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of specialisations you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

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