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.

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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
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  • Tuition fees
    Starting from 172 euro per month
  • Accreditation
    180 ECTS - English
    Currently in the process of being accredited
  • Admission
    With Secondary School Diploma
    and without Secondary School Diploma
  • Reduce your study fees
    Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
    The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
Study start information
First time from,03.05.2021 (English, 180 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
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Content

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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Module guide and course schedules
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 programme.

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 20.04.2021

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.

286€ /mtl 359€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
Only until 20.04.2021

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.

254€ /mtl 309€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
Only until 20.04.2021

Part-Time II

Duration 72 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.

172€ /mtl 209€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. 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 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.

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

We make it happen: At IU you can easily start your desired study programme at any time. There is no limited amount of students we admit and your degree will be globally recognised!
With Secondary School Diploma
Without Secondary School Diploma
English language skills
Why IU 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 forums to exchange with other students. 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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