Master
Cyber Security

This online study programme in Cyber Security will turn you into a professional threat hunter who can detect attacks on IT systems and successfully ward them off.

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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 of important data, just about every company, organisation and government agency requires competent cyber security professionals. There is now a tremendous and unprecedented demand for security experts who are able to identify and provide protection against cyberattacks. With the IUBH online 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.

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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
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  • Tuition fees
    Starting from 246 euro per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English
    Currently in the process of being accredited
  • 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
Study start information
First time from,03.05.2021 (English, 120 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

Study Programme 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 online study programme for cyber security, you will be trained to detect cyberthreats and will be able to demonstrate leadership potential.

Module guide and course schedules
Data Engineer
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Careers

Career outlook

After completing your Master’s programme in Cyber Security, you will be a highly sought-after expert who is best qualified for responding efficiently to cyber incidents as well as for 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 may 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

Be responsible for any company’s IT security for technical architectures. As an IT security architect, you’ll set in place the protocols and work systems regarding data protection and information security, and support IT departments in security-by-design planning and execution.

Security Manager

Protect digital systems in IT from potential threats. Ensure that security measures are up to date, and locate possible gaps that might leave IT systems exposed to threats. As a security manager, you can decide if you want to focus on a more preventive or proactive approach to cyber security, and build your and your company’s own path towards reducing and managing the potential risks of attacks.

Cyber Forensics Analyst

Build IT forensic reports for inner company uses, cyber security audits, or even court cases. As a cyber forensics analyst, you’ll investigate and expose all manners of digital criminal activity, from software piracy to manipulations of data. 

Tuition fees

MSc Cyber Security (distance learning) course model and prices

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, whether you’re in Germany or abroad. The various models are all identical in content. We will adapt your tuition fees to suit your course 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 course 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 course models:

Only until 20.04.2021

Full-Time

Duration 12 Months

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

518€ /mtl 729€ 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 18 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.

408€ /mtl 549€ 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 24 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.

343€ /mtl 449€ 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 possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General admission requirements
Work experience
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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