Computer Science

Computer Science - focuses on software engineering, cybersecurity or artificial intelligence as pacemakers for the digital society of the future. 

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Master's in Computer Science - expands your skills as an international IT expert

Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline? Then you should further develop your existing expertise, as the demand for IT specialists will keep on growing in the future. During the Master's programme in Computer Science at IU International University, which is taught in English, you will decide whether you wish to focus on data science, cybersecurity or artificial intelligence. Regardless of the focus you choose, as an IT professional you will be a sought-after specialist on the international job market, be it as a data engineer, software developer or security specialist in the field of data science in the private sector, the public sector or as a freelancer. 

The IU Master's programme in Computer Science, which is taught in English, comprises a total of four semesters during which you will expand your existing knowledge in software engineering, mathematics and statistics. You will also acquire important skills in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, cyber security and data protection, among others. As a computer scientist you will also deal with the influence of your work on society, discuss current topics concerning computer science and analyse networked systems. Finally, you will be able to specialise in chosen fields such as advanced cyber security and cryptology, blockchain and quantum computing or IT governance and service management. 

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Why you should study at IU

By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
Start out in the professional world without compromises - no problem with a degree from us.


Your studies in Computer Science are opening a whole new range of opportunities for you and your career. Be ready to make an impact and to work in an industry as diverse as your learned skills.  

Data Engineer

As a data engineer, you take care of all processes associated with the generation, storage, preparation, maintenance, and transfer of data. Due to your specialisation in data science and artificial intelligence, you can translate complex algorithms in this environment into efficient software. Coordinating with users from different departments, you develop solutions to efficiently save and evaluate large amounts of data to answer user questions. 

Security Specialist in the field of Data Science

As a security specialist in the field of data science and AI, you ensure the security of existing data and the associated infrastructure and protect it against attacks or accidental damage. For this, you coordinate with your colleagues from software development and IT operations as well as users from the specialist departments to assess risks and take appropriate countermeasures.  

Software Developer in the field of Data Science/AI

As a software developer you develop and implement software, from individual components to complete applications. The design and monitoring of the hardware and software infrastructure are crucial. Your tasks include the conception, purchasing, and set-up of all necessary components. You are responsible for the stability of the entire system and compliance with data protection and security regulations and policies. 

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Distance learning

For maximum flexibility and maximum success - study 100% online 

  • Ideal for graduating with maximum flexibility: study when, where and how you want.  
  • 100% online study - no compulsory attendance and optionally full or part-time 
  • Take exams online or locally if you wish    
  • Maximum support from tutors, professors and study coaches 


Study the way you want after graduating from high school. Campus or online - you decide.  

  • Study on campus or participate in online events  
  • Studying abroad or living at home for the first few semesters? Check! 
  • Great additional offers from coaches to events in the Study Café  
  • Currently for 13 study programs at 4 locations as well as at the virtual campus 

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