The duration of studies for the Master’s Degree is set at three (3) semesters for full-time students and six (6) semesters for part-time students. Full-time students should successfully enroll in taught courses for two academic semesters (four academic semesters for part-time students) and their MSc thesis during the third semester (during the last two semesters for part-time students). Courses account for either 6 ECTS and are taught in ten 3-hour evening lectures or for 3 ECTS and are taught in five 3-hour evening lectures.

The MSc programme provides a large number of courses that cover various research and engineering topics in the areas of Cybersecurity and Data Science: 14 courses of 6 ECTS each and 13 courses of 3 ECTS each. In the first and second semester, (full-time) students have to successfully follow a number of courses that sum up to 30 ECTS per semester. To do so, they should enroll in a number of compulsory as well as elective (or compulsory of other tracks) courses. In the third semester, (full-time) students perform their MSc thesis that counts for 30 ECTS. The above periods are doubled for part-time students.

Available courses for each track and semester are shown below (compulsory courses are marked with C):

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

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