M.Sc. Cyber Security- 120 ECTS

Transform into a skilled threat hunter with our Cyber Security program. Learn to detect IT system attacks and effectively prevent them. Transform into a skilled threat hunter with our Cyber Security program. Learn to detect IT system attacks and effectively prevent them.

International Created by International University of Applied Sciences| Germany Last updated Thu, 20-Jul-2023  English

M.Sc. Cyber Security- 120 ECTS

Transform into a skilled threat hunter with our Cyber Security program. Learn to detect IT system attacks and effectively prevent them. Transform into a skilled threat hunter with our Cyber Security program. Learn to detect IT system attacks and effectively prevent them.

International Created by International University of Applied Sciences| Germany Last updated Thu, 20-Jul-2023  English

Program Overview

Key Highlights
  • 1 month refund policy guaranteed

  • 96% Recommendation rate

  • Free German & English Learning

  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials

  • Individual study coaching

  • Online exams

  • Career coaching

  • 100K+ students, 150+ countries 

  • 100% Global : Anywhere, Anytime 


As digitalization continues to expand, there has been a significant increase in cyber-attacks on software and systems. In response to this, there is now an urgent demand for competent cyber security professionals who can safeguard the confidentiality, availability and integrity of data for companies, organizations and government agencies.

The IU International University of Applied Sciences offers an online Master's program in Cyber Security that provides all the necessary skills to protect data and ensure top-level security measures for global businesses. This program focuses on developing specialized skills in safeguarding infrastructures against attacks, risks, and malware using statistical and digital forensic methods.

The program is structured as a consecutive 120-ECTS curriculum.

Study Content

In order to become a proficient cyber security professional, you need to possess a fundamental understanding of contemporary operating systems and distributed cloud applications, as well as be well-versed in software forensics and data analysis techniques. Our online cyber security study programme is designed to provide you with practical training on how to identify and counter cyber threats effectively.

The following course sequence pertains to the online study format of this programme.

Click here to download - course Module 

Sample Certificate

Ratings & Rankings

IU University wins awards for quality education and support, including 5-star rating, top ranks in QS and CHE University Rankings, and DtGV and eLearning Journal Awards.

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Upon successful completion of the online Master's programme in Cyber Security, you will become a highly sought-after professional with exceptional qualifications to promptly respond to cyber threats using forensic methods. With both technical and interpersonal skills, you will be equipped to manage and oversee crucial security architectures, as well as provide valuable recommendations to optimize cyber security for companies and teams. Your expertise will enable you to secure leadership positions in your organization, where you will oversee security measures and facilitate digital transformations based on "security by design." Additionally, you may collaborate with external agencies to identify and prevent criminal activities.


As an IT security architect, you'll assume responsibility for a company's technical architectures and establish protocols and work systems for data protection and information security. You'll provide support to IT departments in planning and executing security-by-design and ensure that the company's IT systems are secure.


As a security manager, you will be responsible for safeguarding IT systems from potential threats and identifying any vulnerabilities that may leave them exposed. You will need to ensure that security measures are regularly updated and aligned with the latest industry standards. You can opt to adopt either a preventive or proactive approach to cyber security and develop strategies to mitigate and manage the risks of potential attacks for your company.



As a cyber forensics analyst, you will be responsible for compiling IT forensic reports for internal company use, cyber security audits, and even court cases. Your role will involve investigating and uncovering all types of digital criminal activities, such as software piracy and data manipulation.

Accreditations and Awards

IU is system accredited and programme accredited, approved by ZFU for distance learning, and has received accolades for digital education from FIBAA and German Council.

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Admission M.Sc. Cyber Security- 120 ECTS

How To Start Your Degree with the Scholarship Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.


Admission Requirements for 120-ECTS: 

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS with a focus on computer science, IT security, business informatics, theoretical computer science, applied computer science, computer engineering, media informatics or an information science related subjects with at least 180 ECTS and at least 30 ECTS explicitly in the field of computer science 
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree 

Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 75%! 

Start in our Scholarship Programme as a participant with immediate access to 50% of your courses. You can do this by taking our Entrance Examination which will be included in your course as part of the Scholarship Programme. Once you have handed in all admission documents and the courses are completed, you can go on to finish your degree. 

Questions? Speak to your study advisor, they will guide you through every step of the process. 

Is your undergraduate degree not in the required subject field for this programme's 120 ECTS points variation admission requirements? You can still apply! You'll have to take 2 specific courses at the start of your studies, and pass them successfully in order to continue with your studies. That way, you don't have to take an entrance examination, and can prove your skills while earning ECTS points as part of your studies. 

For admission, a minimum of 30 ECTS points in Computer Science must have been achieved additionally in undergraduate study programmes. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, modules from the university's Bachelor's degree programmes are offered as bridging courses for free 

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

Is English your native language or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.

*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

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