The Master's degree programme 'Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity' combines the subjects of cybersecurity and computer science with a business start-up project. After completing the programme, students will not only have a Master's degree, but will be ideally placed to start their own business.

One half of the programme consists of lectures and seminars in cybersecurity and computer science. In the other half, students work in groups over a period of three semesters to develop a business idea in the field of cybersecurity. The ultimate objective is enable students to turn current research topics into marketable products by launching a company either during the Master's programme or immediately after graduating. The business concept will be developed by the students themselves with the support of mentors from the world of science and business. All start-up ventures will receive sustainable support from the university and CISPA.

The Saarbrücken Computer Science Faculty is an international hub for research in computer science. It is one of Germany's highest ranking faculties and is considered one of the most prestigious names in informatics research worldwide. The scientists at the university departments work in close collaboration with the numerous research institutes on campus. The new CISPA Helmholtz Center for IT Security will be one of the largest research centres for cybersecurity in the world.

Course of study Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Language of instruction English
English language requirements CEFR: C1
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester (if possible)
Restricted entry Yes
Next application deadline Will be announced in December
Where to apply Online Application Computer Science
Tuition fees Not applicable
Semester fee See current fee structure
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course adviser Contact the course adviser
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