Master Cyber Security by IU

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


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Learning Format

Fully Online


12- 24 month

Bachelor Degree

IU Germany


Hiring Partners

About Program

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 cyber threats and successfully defend against them.

Key Highlights

Fully Online Learning

3 Guaranteed Interviews

Career-Essential Soft Skills Program by Smart College

Alumni Status of IU

Free German Classes

Job Assistance with Global Partners

Flexible Schedule

No IELTS Required

Mentor Support

International Learners Community for Doubt Clearance

WES Recognised

Live Instructor-led Data Science Certification Course

18 Months Post-Study Work Visa

3 Guaranteed Interviews

The International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is an educational institution that offers an environment of motivation, innovation, and excellence. The university places a strong focus on the quality of its courses and faculty, along with a determination to provide excellent services. Its flexible study programs are designed to suit your professional goals.


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Key achievements of IU:

Upon the completion of this program, you will:

Who can apply for this Master Cyber Security program?

Work in Germany

You will get to work in one of the strongest economies in the world, with the fourth highest GDP and 94% employment rate.

Global Exposure

You will gain exposure to the German corporate world and global network.

Post-Study Work Visa

Students can apply for a post-study work visa, which will be valid for 18 months.

Germany PR

There is a high chance to get Permanent Residence (PR) in Germany.

Low Cost of Living

Germany has an affordable cost of living.

High Salary Packages

The average salary in Germany after completion of the course is $100K p.a.

Skills to Master

Network Security


Malware Analysis

Digital Forensics

Web Application Security

Mobile Security

Cloud Security

Wireless Security

Threat Intelligence Analysis

Master Cyber Security Course Content

Semester 1
  • ModuleECTS

    Corporate Governance of IT, Compliance, and Law


    Advanced Mathematics


    Cyber Security and Data Protection


    Advanced Research Methods


    Seminar: Advanced Cyber Security




Semester 2
  • ModuleECTS

    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
  • ModuleECTS

    Seminar: Standards and Frameworks 


    Project: Current Challenges of Cyber Security


    Electives A


    Electives B


Semester 4
  • ModuleECTS

    Master Thesis & Colloquium


Elective Overview
  • Elective A

    In your 3rd semester, you’ll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:


    Cyber Criminality


    Blockchain and Quantum Computing


    Secure Software Development



    Elective B

    In your 3rd semester, you’ll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:


    Organizational Transformation


    IT Law for IT Security


    Audit- and Security Testing


    Business Analyst


    Continuous and Lifecycle Security


    Data Science and Big Data Technologies


    Industrial Automation and Internet of Things


    Artificial Intelligence


Program Highlights

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Career Services By Smart College

3 Guaranteed Interviews After 80% of the course completion
Guaranteed 3 job interviews upon submission of projects and assignments. Get interviewed by our 400+ hiring partners.
Exclusive access to Smart College Job portal After 80% of the course completion
Exclusive access to our dedicated job portal and apply for jobs. More than 400 hiring partners’ including top start-ups and product companies hiring our learners. Mentored support on job search and relevant jobs for your career growth.
1 on 1 Career Mentoring Sessions
Students will go through a number of mock interviews conducted by technical experts who will then offer tips and constructive feedback for reference and improvement.
1 on 1 Career Mentoring Sessions After 80% of the course completion
Attend one-on-one sessions with career mentors on how to develop the required skills and attitude to secure a dream job based on a learners’ educational background, past experience, and future career aspirations.
Career Oriented Sessions

Over 20+ live interactive sessions with an industry expert to gain knowledge and experience on how to build skills that are expected by hiring managers. These will be guided sessions and that will help you stay on track with your up skilling objective.

Resume & LinkedIn Profile Building

Get assistance in creating a world-class resume & Linkedin Profile from our career services team and learn how to grab the attention of the hiring manager at profile shortlisting stage

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Master Cyber Security FAQs

What are the prerequisites for this course?

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF).

We accept the following English language skills certificates*:

TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)* or
Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)*  
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 proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details.

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

Can I skip the prerequisite course(s) provided to me by IU?

No, you cannot skip the prerequisite course(s) provided by IU.

What is the admission process like?
  • Completed undergraduate degree with 240 ECTS.
  • 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
  • Proof of at least one year’s professional work experience completed prior to the start of study programme. Work experience must have been gained after completion of your undergraduate studies
What will I receive after completion of this Master program?

After successfully completing this Master Cyber Security, you will receive a Master from IU.

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