The Master’s Course Cybersecurity will prepare students for a career in research and industry alike. Students have the opportunity to choose their specialization in the areas of Cryptography, Privacy, Software Security, Systems and Networks, Formal Methods or legal aspects of Cybersecurity directly fueled by state-of-the-art research at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, while continuing related topics in Computer Science. This program is equally suited for students who completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity or a similar area, a Bachelor in Cybersecurity is not mandatory. The program is designed for 4 semesters and you can equally start your studies in winter or summer semester.
Students are admitted to our program twice per year. For any winter semester starting in October, please apply via the Online Application Portal of Saarland University until May 15. For any summer semester starting in April, please apply until November 15.
During your studies, you will not only attend lectures, but solve exercises and follow tutorials and
other projects with fellow students, which are highly relevant when finding your specialization or research
direction later on.
Make sure you consider this when estimating your workload and planning your schedule. This is what an example day could look like:
Strong key profiles in Computer Science, Nano Science, and Europe create a competitive profile of Saarland University in collaboration with adjacent Research Centers on Campus.
One of the leading locations for Computer Science, excellent supervision modern infrastructure on a well-connected Campus.
Your studies are international, not just because we are very close to the border with France and Luxemburg, but also because of our English Study Programs and our international Collaborations.
Well-connected to the city center by public transport, the University is situated close to the forest offering various options for sports and leisure activitites on campus.
The CISPA − Helmholtz Center for Information Security is a German national Big Science Institution within
the Helmholtz Association. Its research agenda comprises all aspects of Information Security.
With its ongoing growth, CISPA will have the critical mass of researchers (500+) to provide a comprehensive, holistic treatment of the pressing grand cybersecurity and privacy research challenges that our society faces in the age of digitalization. CISPA seeks to play a prominent international role on research, transfer, and innovation by combining cutting-edge, often disruptive foundational research with innovative application-oriented research, corresponding technology transfer, and societal outreach. Thematically, it strives to cover the full spectrum from theory to empirical research. It is deeply grounded in computer science and works interdisciplinarily with researchers in adjacent fields such as medicine, law, and the social sciences.