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Questions and answers

On this page you can find answers to frequently asked questions about the IT Security study program in Lübeck.

What awaits me during the programme and where should my interests lie?

The bachelor’s level comprises three themes, for which we have diverse lectures: mathematics, informatics and IT security. We also ensure you get a basic foundation in associated elements of relevance to IT security. It is unnecessary for you to have completed such courses – but an interest in these fields is valuable.

How big is this programme? How many students do you have?

We do not limit the number of first year bachelor’s or master's degree students. Certain classes may have participant limits.

Are there admission prerequisites?

No. This programme has no admission prerequisites. Please apply directly to the Universität zu Lübeck.
You may apply online via the Universität zu Lübeck website.
The application deadline is 15 September each year.

Which degrees do you offer?

At the Universität zu Lübeck, we offer a six semester Bachelor of Science in IT Security, followed by a four semester Master of Science in IT Security.

What’s so special about studying in Lübeck?

Our Universität zu Lübeck is not very large and, hence, the employee-student ratio at the institutes is very high. Consequently, you get personal attention that makes it a joy to study here.

When can I start my studies?

Each year, our bachelor’s programme in IT Security always starts in the winter semester.

You can join the master’s programme in IT Security in either semester. The programme will kick-off for the first time in the WS 2019/2020.

What are elective modules and how can I take them?

For both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, you need to take a certain number of compulsory electives stipulated in the respective programme plan. On top of this, you must select four ECTS credits of compulsory electives from among a catalogue of compulsory elective courses.

The choice is initially limited to the list of modules in the programme regulations and a list of general courses. You may take more than the required number of compulsory electives, which allows you to choose which ones count towards your grade point average. A compulsory course cannot be retaken as a compulsory elective.

The Examination Committee may also add other courses to the list of programme-specific and general compulsory courses.

How many times may I retake an exam, and when am I permitted to sit for an exam?

If you started your studies in the WS 2010/2011 at the Universität zu Lübeck, you can repeat an exam twice, i.e., take it three times per course (pursuant to §17 Resitting an Examination, per the Examination Regulations

You should sit for an examination only after you meet all the prerequisites but are free to choose either the first or second date. If you fail an examination, you are required to take it again at the next date. A no-show is deemed a failed attempt.

Can I improve my grade by retaking an exam?

You cannot repeat any examination in which your grade was at least 4.0.

Where can I find out more about applying?

Every May or June, we hold a Trial Day at the Universität zu Lübeck. We will post or link the precise date on the IT Security website. We also have representatives at a host of Abitur Fairs.

You can always contact us for help if you have any other questions.

Student Advisor:

M.Sc. Ida Bruhns
Studiengangskoordinatorin IT-Sicherheit
M.Sc. Marc Stelzner
Stellv. Studiengangskoordinator IT-Sicherheit
Dr. Sabine Voigt