Master
Computer Science

Software engineering, cyber security, or artificial intelligence: with a Master’s degree in Computer Science, you’ll have your finger on the pulse.

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Start your Master in Computer Science online

If you’ve already completed your Bachelor’s degree in IT or a related discipline – congratulations! You’ve chosen a field that is changing rapidly, has its finger on the pulse, and has become a pacemaker for the digital society of the future. With our Master in Computer Science, you can continue this journey with a focus on Data Science, Cyber Security, and Artificial Intelligence. There is a huge demand for specialists which means you can work in almost any industry. Your online Master in Computer Science will provide you with all the skills you need to make a successful start on the international job market.

In order to best prepare you for the international job market, all of our study programmes are offered 100% in English. What are you waiting for?

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You decide where and when you want to study
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Overview Your degree summed up

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

  • Study model
    Master of Science (MSc)
    120 ECTS
    Language: English
  • Duration of study
    Regular study period 24 months
    Different time models
    Start your studies at anytime
  • Tuition fees
    Starting from 246 euro per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1113620
  • Admission
    Completed undergraduate degree
  • 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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Content

Course overview

Your Master’s degree (120 ECTS) consists of four semesters. In the first semester, you’ll start with software engineering and deepen your knowledge of mathematical and statistical principles. You’ll also acquire skills in the fields of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in your very first year of study. Going forward, in the second semester you’ll systematically deal with the design, evaluation, and use of algorithms. Also in the second semester, you’ll begin to explore the topics of Cyber Security and Data Protection. In the third semester, your focus will be on two compulsory elective modules. You will also examine the influence of your work as a computer scientist on society, discuss the latest issues in IT, and analyse networked systems.

At the end of your studies, your Master’s thesis and an oral examination (worth 30 ECTS) will provide you with an opportunity to independently apply the knowledge you have acquired to a specific problem using scientific methods, and to present and defend the results.

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Careers

Your Master in Computer Science career outlook

Private sector, public sector, or self-employment: your online Master’s degree in Computer Science will open up many paths to a successful career start. Once you’ve completed your Computer Science degree, you could work as...

Software Developer in the field of Data Science/AI

As a software developer, you develop and implement software - from individual components to complete applications. Due to your specialisation in data science and artificial intelligence, you are able to transform complex algorithms in this environment into efficient software.  
In coordination with users from different departments, you develop solutions to efficiently store and evaluate large amounts of data and thus answer users' questions.

Security Specialist in the field of Data Science/AI

As a security specialist in the field of data science and AI, you ensure the security of the available data and the associated infrastructure and protect them against attacks or accidental damage.  
To do this, you coordinate with your colleagues from software development and IT operations as well as the users from the specialist departments in order to assess risks and take appropriate measures.

Data Engineer

As a data engineer, you will be responsible for all processes associated with the generation, storage, preparation, maintenance, and dissemination of data. The construction and monitoring of the hardware and software infrastructure are crucial.  

This includes the design, purchase, and installation of all necessary components. Furthermore, as a data expert, you are responsible for the stability of the entire system as well as compliance with data protection and security.

Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Master in Computer Science

Full-time study is not always easy to manage, depending on your personal or professional situation. That’s why we’ve developed part-time programmes that offer flexible and extended study periods for all of our courses. This way, you can study alongside your job or in your free time, wherever you want. The various models are all identical in content. We will adapt your tuition fees to suit your programme model. If you choose the part-time option, your weekly study workload will be reduced.

Worried you won’t finish your degree in the designated time? No problem! We have the right programme model for you. If you realise that you’ll need more time, you can simply change to a different time model by giving three months’ notice to the end of the month. Here are our various programme models:

Only until 20.04.2021

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

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

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Part-Time I

Duration 36 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.

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Part-Time II

Duration 48 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.

246€ /mtl 299€ 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
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Earn a Dual Degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

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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 possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General admission requirements
English language skills
Further admission opportunities
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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