Master of Science; tuition language: German

Important information on the programme

The M.Sc. IT Security programme will be discontinued on 30.09.2024.

Enrolment is possible for the last time in the summer semester 2024. The application deadline ends on 01.03.2024.

Students newly enrolled for summer semester 2024 can complete their studies in accordance with Section 38a of the General Examination Regulations of Technical University of Darmstadt (APB) (opens in new tab).

The course will be continued as an English-language M.Sc. IT Security course from winter semester 2024/25. Information on the programme will be available from April 2024 here .

If you have any questions, please contact the departmental Student Advisory Service..


The following English language content is for information purposes only. The legally binding content can be found on the corresponding German website.


The Master of Science programme IT-Sicherheit specialises on the design, programming and implementation of security systems in information technology with Cryptography, System Security and Software Security as its core areas. Furthermore, the design of modern security systems requires good knowledge in various areas of classical computer science, such as operating systems, software engineering, database systems or networks.

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Course Catalogue

Departmental programme information

Studying Computer Science A-Z

Department of Computer Science

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Semesters 4 Semesters
Language German . Individual courses can be offered in English.
Start of studies Start of studies : winter semester, summer semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission .
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme are comprised of a “Bachelor of Science” degree in Informatics or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.
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Today, Informatics play an increasingly important role in research and development as operational procedures can no longer be developed and optimised without software solutions. As a result, the opportunities for computer scientists on the labor market are promising: The demand for them is rising. While most of them are in regular employment, there is also a number of self-employed computer scientists. They will find employment in companies of nearly all industries, in public administration and in research. There, they develop, programme and modify hard and software programmes, in particular in connection with complex information, communication and control systems.

Computer scientists examine, for instance, existing IT systems for their security and effectiveness. They apply their knowledge and skills to IT project management in particular. Another one of their tasks is the realisation of new software projects in the form of technical reproduction of administrative tasks and production control. Developing databases and web-based information systems may also be part of their job description.

Graduates of the special Master’s degree programme of the informatics branch of IT-Sicherheit can expect a rapidly growing field of work with a long-term significance and a variety of prospects in business as well as in the academic field. They can work as Chief Information Officers (CIO), project managers in IT security management or consultants for IT security certification, among other things. Companies in many different industries such as the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, the banking sector or the telecommunications industry are increasingly looking for experts in IT security.

In times of global networking, the security of information technology is becoming increasingly important. TU scientists are dealing with questions of IT security in the profile area “Cybersecurity at TU Darmstadt – CYSEC” and at the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE, among others.

The research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Technical University of Darmstadt is internationally excellent. By providing the necessary interdisciplinarity to develop the potential of AI broadly and optimally, and thus catering to the latter's high social and economic significance, it distinguishes itself from other academic locations in Germany. AI research at Technical University of Darmstadt is strongly intertwined with cognitive science, which is bundled in the Centre for Cognitive Science.

It is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.

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