M.Sc. Computer Science

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

Start your online Master in Computer Science

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 the online Master’s degree 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 Master’s degree in Computer Science will provide you with all the skills you need to make a successful start on the international job market.

Online course overview

The Master’s degree in Computer Science 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 analyze 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.

Study model


120 ECTS*
Language: English

Study duration & extension


24 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time

Accredited & Globally Recognized


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 can also be provided with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognized anywhere in the EU.

Dual Degree


In partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU)* to offer you the opportunity to earn a validated UK degree in addition to your German degree from IU. Once you’ve successfully completed your degree, you will automatically receive the LSBU validated degree on top of your certificate from IU.

*LSBU (London South Bank University) is well-known for its impressive internationality, as testified by over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Similar to IU, LSBU has also been awarded multiple awards and praised for its focus on improving graduates’ career opportunities. It has been operating as a higher learning institution since 1892.

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Tuition fees


120 ECTS: USD 3,159 for the full program
Application fee: USD95

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.

*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.



When do I start?


For administrative purposes Intake is monthly. Registration should be made at least 5 days to the next start date. Inquire for the next start dates.


Admission


Completed undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related subjects. Your degree should be from a public or officially recognized university/higher education institution. You should have achieved at least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent. Proof of your English language skills
*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.

 

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