Computer Science (Master)

Students sitting and learning in the Student Space.

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The master’s programme in Computer Science provides students with an academic education, encompassing theory, specialised knowledge and practical knowledge in the area of computer science. Students specialise in several of the following eight subject areas: algorithms, data analysis, computer graphics, information management and systems, internet computing and software technology, multimedia, networks as well as parallel computing. By selecting a broad choice from these subject areas, graduates are highly flexible and prepared for future employment in a wide range of occupational fields, with the objective of working in leading positions. Students have the opportunity to focus on three or four subject areas, enabling them to graduate in one of the specialisation subjects Computer Science, Data Science or Scientific Computing. The language of instruction of the master's programme in Computer Science is English only. Students must have English language skills corresponding to level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 921

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: English

NO entrance examination


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Advanced course

The choice of the advanced course and the compilation of the elective courses must be approved by the Directorate of Studies (SPL / “Studienprogrammleitung”) before the start of the studies. Otherwise registration for courses are not possible.

Study Programme

Structure of the degree programme: Group of compulsory modules: Foundations; Group of compulsory modules: Practical Courses; Compulsory module: Academic Research and Writing; Alternative groups of compulsory modules: Specialisation Subjects: a. Specialisation Subject: Scientific Computing; b. Specialisation Subject: Data Science; c. Specialisation Subject: Computer Science. Students have to select 9 elective modules from at least 6 of the following groups of elective modules: Algorithms – Data Analysis – Parallel Computing – Internet Computing and Software Technology – Computer Graphics – Multimedia – Networks – and Information Management and Systems Engineering. Furthermore, they have to complete the master’s module, which includes writing a master’s thesis and passing a master’s examination. The Directorate of Studies has to approve the selected specialisation subject and the modules selected from the groups of modules in advance.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Advanced software engineering
  • Parallel computing
  • Data analysis
  • Computer graphics
  • Information management

...and many more.

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

    • software development
    • network administration
    • hardware development
    • project management in IT projects
    • marketing or sales activities in IT companies
    • management consulting in the IT area
    • coaching in computer science
    • research at universities or research institutions.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduates ...

    • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.1 (good)
    • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.8 (high)

    → These results are based on feedback from 14 graduates.

    *You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the master's programme in Computer Science (in German).

    Graduates ...

    • find employment immediately after graduation on average.

    *You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "MA Computer Science".