M.Sc. Cybersecurity

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The Master’s program Cybersecurity at the German University of Digital Science is an innovative study program that teaches advanced knowledge and skills in the field of cybersecurity. Whether through viruses, malware or phishing, cyber-attacks on governments, businesses and individuals are becoming increasingly sophisticated and on the rise. The protection of digital systems is becoming increasingly important as the volume of data grows rapidly.

The demand for young professionals in this field is also growing rapidly. Graduates of the Master programme in Cybersecurity will be able to take on management and leadership positions, particularly in areas where the development, maintenance and operation of complex security systems play a key role. As security engineers, security analysts, privacy officers, chief security officers or IT security entrepreneurs, IT security professionals identify and address weaknesses, vulnerabilities and security gaps in IT systems. Graduates of this Master programme are expected to work across all industries, primarily in large organizations, but also in academia. The MSc. in Cybersecurity can be completed in eight quarters. The course focuses on the research and development of a new generation of security strategies, methods and techniques for monitoring and securing complex IT infrastructures.

Whether it is the characteristics of different categories of cyber-attacks, cryptographic algorithms, data protection approaches or advanced threat detection methods, the teaching in this programme is primarily practice-oriented and characterized by engineeringbased solutions to IT security problems. The German UDS welcomes students with a Bachelor degree from all STEM disciplines and other backgrounds, and are looking for people with ideas about how their unique perspective and diverse experiences can contribute to this young and fastevolving industry.


Program Objectives

The aim of this Master program is to train students with comprehensive technical, methodological and social/personal skills to meet the increasing demands in the field of IT security. Teaching should be strongly hands-on and practice-orientated and follow the principle of “learning by doing”. In terms of content, the focus is on the development and research of a new generation of security strategies, methods and techniques for the monitoring and protecting complex IT infrastructures. The planned teaching focus is on:

  •  Security technologies, systems, and engineering: new technologies for cybersecurity and also cybersecurity for new technologies, such as machine learning, 2 blockchain, mobile systems and platforms, quantum computing, IoT and cyberphysical systems, etc
  • Cyber attack and defense: vulnerability modelling, penetration testing, forensics, red team exercises, risk analysis, defending strategies, protection solutions, blue team tooling, detection approaches, network monitoring, incident response, and disaster recovery, etc.
  • Secure Identity Management (Secure IdM): digital identities and innovative authentication and access control mechanisms for complex use cases and scenarios with high-security requirements, e.g. governments, military, healthcare and finance, etc.
  • Enterprise Security: AI-powered Security Operations, Big Data Security Analytics, Corporate and Business Security, Cloud Security, etc.

Exemplary Study Program



Benefit from our large pool of electives and take the opportunity to specialize individually in your field of interest.

A special feature of our degree programs is the great freedom of choice. While students on each study program must take 50% of the elective modules from a specified subject area designed specifically for the individual study programs, the rest can be chosen freely from the entire electives pool.

Unique Features

Applicable across multiple industries: medicine, business, entertainment, architecture, journalism and more.

  • German UDS has several immersive lab spaces dedicated to Networking and IT Security research and design.
  • Preparing students for careers in industries that utilize cybersecurity, including research, development, entrepreneurship and management.
  • Enabling interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange of ideas between students from different disciplines.
  • Study a critical, practical and production-based master’s degree. Students work individually and in teams to conceptualize, research, plan and deliver a series of creative projects. – Developing critical evaluation, conceptual thinking and communication skills for diverse media and audiences.
  • Engaging with external communities of researchers and attend professional events, festivals and masterclasses with industry practitioners. Refine their practice in a relevant, real-world context.

Why study this Master program?

  • Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing markets in the world.
  • A Master’s in Advanced Cybersecurity provides a comprehensive education in emerging digital technologies, preparing graduates for successful careers in various sectors.
  • The Master degree opens doors to innovative work, entrepreneurial ventures, and positions graduates as leaders in the digital transformation of society.

Why German UDS?

  • At the German UDS the students combine theory and critical thinking with practical experimentation.
  • Throughout the years, the students learn from pioneering thought-leaders and work with internationally significant industry partners.
  • This collaboration will allow the students to create innovative work in virtual and extended realities.
  • The German UDS provides an extensive online toolset that allows you to succeed with your studies.