M.Sc. Cyber Security

Full Time / Part-time

M.Sc. Cyber Security

IU International University of Applied Sciences
  • $ 60 ECTS: €183/month (12 months) €139/month (18 months) €117/month (24 Months) 120 ECTS: €150/month (24 months) €111/month (36 months) €98/month (48 months)
    1st year fees
  • 120 ECTS or 60 ECTS
  • Online
  • Masters
  • 12 months or 24 months


There is a huge demand for security experts to identify and defend against cyber-attacks in our increasingly digital world. With the IU Master in Cyber Security you’ll become a specialist in statistical and digital forensic methods and enter an exciting career field that is continually growing in importance. As a specialist in cyber security, you will protect companies and systems against cyberattacks, secure sensitive data, and ensure all systems run in line with local and international regulations. IU's master’s degree in Cyber Security will develop your skills and give you well-rounded knowledge of important subjects and trends. Study 100% online with IU.

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements:
  • Completed undergraduate study from a public or officially recognized university/higher education institution (240 ECTS).
  • Final grade of at least "Satisfactory" or grade C (as commonly used in the and Canada).

If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience for your online degree instead:

  • To start a 60-ECTS MBA, you can “bridge” up to 60 ECTS by demonstrating 2 additional years of professional experience. This means you can access the One-Year programme already with 180 ECTS (if you prove one additional year of work experience) or 210 ECTS (if you can prove two additional years) from your previous studies.

Work Experience:

  • At least one year of work experience before the start of the IU Master program (achieved after previous studies).

English Level:

  • Proof of English skills
  • If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills
  • Speexx Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge)

Courses Units

120 ECTS:

Semester 1 – Modules

  • Advanced Mathematics   
  • Cyber Security and Data Protection   
  • Corporate Governance of IT, Compliance, and Law   
  • Advanced Research Methods   
  • Seminar: Advanced Cyber Security   
  • Cryptology

Semester 2 - Modules

  • Cyber Risk Assessment and Management   
  • IT Systems: Software   
  • IT Systems: Hardware   
  • Cyber Systems and Network Forensics   
  • Secure Networking   
  • Theoretical Computer Science for IT Security

Semester 3 - Modules

  • Seminar: Standards and Frameworks   
  • Project: Current Challenges of Cyber Security   
  • Electives A   
  • Electives B

Semester 4 - Modules

  • Master Thesis & Colloquium

60 ECTS:

Semester 1 - Modules

  • Cyber Security and Data Protection    
  • Cyber Risk Assessment and Management   
  • Programming with Python   
  • Theoretical Computer Science for IT Security   
  • Advanced Research Methods  
  • Cyber Systems and Network Forensics

Semester 2 – Modules

  • Seminar: Standards and Frameworks   
  • Electives   
  • Master Thesis & Colloquium

More Information

Information about the start of studies

Online: Official start date 03.11.2021 (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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