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Master of Science Informatik/Computer Science

The Master's degree programme in Computer Science programme is an international two year programme designed for highly qualified international and German students holding a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or in a closely related field.

Description of Degree Programme

The Master in Informatik/Computer Science degree program provides students with methodological, field-specific, and practical skills in the core areas of computer science. In addition, the students acquire specialist knowledge in one of the three following specialization areas: 

One of the main goals of the master’s degree program is to train students to undertake independent research work in these areas. As a means of establishing a connection between the content taught in the degree program and its practical applications, students are required to complete an elective module with courses in a field of application of computer science (such as Mathematics, Microsystems Engineering, Psychology, Medicine, Economics, Physics, Bioinformatics, or Cognitive Science). In the seminars and practical courses as well as in the master’s project, students receive training in social skills in addition to learning field-specific knowledge.

The Master of Science in Computer Science degree programme was accredited by ASIINon 24 June 2005.

Academic and Language Pre-requisites

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or equivalent), profound knowledge in mathematics and theoretical computer science (formal languages, automata theory, algorithms and data structures etc.)
  • Very good English language proficiency (IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 95)


Total Credits and Standard Length of Studies

120 ECTS points
4 semester resp. 2 years (minimum)

Language of Instruction

English (Some elective subjects are offered in German).
If you want to specialise in Databases, German proficiency is necessary.

Start of Courses

Winter semester (October) and Summer semester (April)


How to apply



German citizens and EU citizens: 155 Euro per semester
Non-EU citizens (NEW! ):  In addition to the semester fee of 155 Euro, Non-EU citizens will have to pay 1500 Euro per semester from the winter semester 2017/18 onwards. More information


Curriculum and Examination Rules

Detailed programme description
Examination Rules (official version in German)
Examination Rules (unofficial version in English - not legally binding)

Further Information

Testimonials from students and graduates
Department of Computer Science - Homepage
Contact for questions about the application areas

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