Master in Computer Science
Deepen your IT knowledge and become a Computer Science expert!
- Accreditation: currently under accreditation*
- Credits: 60 ECTS
- Language of instruction: 100% English
Be a driving force in the global arena.
As a subject, Computer Science is in a state of constant flux, as is evidenced by such increasingly relevant topics as Big Data and the “digital agenda”. Globalisation and digitalisation of business and society are leading to a high – and largely unmet – need for IT specialists.
In addition to other topics, there are bottlenecks among IT specialists with in-depth knowledge of cyber security. To a large extent, this high demand also arises from the fact that these are required not only in the IT industry, but also in all user industries.
Facts about the degree programme
- Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
- Study model: on Campus
- Campus: Bad Honnef, Berlin
- Programme duration: 2 semesters
- Admission: Bachelor’s degree, placement test if necessary, proof of English language skills
- Non-Business Graduates: International Management for career changers
What you will learn from us
The Master's programme in Computer Science prepares you optimally for a career in one of the most important domains of the future corporate world.
How does the course of studies work?
- You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to design cyber security systems in development projects and IT infrastructures.
- You will learn how to select the appropriate tools, processes and algorithms for a variety of practical tasks.
- Building on solid theoretical foundations in cyber security and cryptology, you will explore cutting-edge topics like quantum computing, blockchain theory, and more.
For our two-semester Master’s you need a Bachelor's degree with 240 ECTS. If you already have relevant professional experience, or take our TASC placement exam, a Bachelor's degree with 180 ECTS may also be sufficient.
Studying at IU is both stimulating and challenging. Find out everything you need to know about joining our university here.
- Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Management, IT, Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics from an accredited university (4 year/240 ECTS course).
- Final grade of at least „Satisfactory“ (3.0).
- Proof of English language skills: Academic IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL IBT 80 points / PTE 56 points (total) / Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency
If you have a Bachelor’s degree of 3 years or have studied in a field other than those listed above, you can still undertake this Master’s by completing our preparatory semester (Path2Master) and / or the TASC exam.
Simply send us your application and our team will advise you on your various options.
TASC Placement Test
The TASC Placement Test determines whether you have the knowledge and skills required to successfully undertake the requested study programme at IU. To take the TASC examination, all exam participants can make use of the study platform CLIX which provides helpful study resources including more extensive reading suggestions. You will also find detailed information on how to take the TASC exam, which is largely done independently.
As a Computer Science expert, you will be one of the most sought-after specialists in business, industry, the public sector and government organisations. After you graduate, you will work as:
Your career? International!
- Computer and information research scientist
- Database administrator
- Software/Web Developer
Whether it is at a global medium-sized company or at a multinational corporation abroad – the IU prepares you well for the global job market. The numbers speak for themselves: 3 out of 4 of our graduates work in an international environment, and every third person works abroad.
The IU is constantly on the look out for new partners and fruitful cooperations
We are very grateful for the commitment of our partners who support us in a variety of ways through grants, sponsorship, guest speakers, events, direct recruitment and more. Over time, a special relationship develops between the IU and the cooperation partner. The exchange between the two deepens and all sides profit from the individual cooperation contract. The goal of these partnerships is to support interested students and graduates and to give them the best possible chances and insights.