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M.Sc. Computer Science

The general Master of Computer Science is a four-semester course of study. In the application-oriented master's program, we teach the current state of the art and the ability to apply it to problems and develop innovative solutions.

Standard Period of Study

4 semesters

Begin of Studies

winter and summer semester

Selection Procedures

qualified Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with an average grade of at least 2.5


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Further Information


The Department of Computer Science has been offering a master's degree program in Computer Science for many years. The program enables students with a first qualified academic degree to receive a more scientific and theoretically sound education.

Admission requirement for the Master's programme is a qualified Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a grade of at least 2.5 (according to the German grading system). In individual cases, applicants with qualifications that differ from this can also be admitted. 

The 4-semester Master's programme includes a specialized in-depth study and the Master's thesis to be written in the last semester. For all students, the in-depth study of the Master's programme comprises theory, application and interdisciplinary components.

We offer two different options for the Master in Computer Science:

  • full-time course (General Master)
  • practice-integrated course of study (Dual Master)

Students have the opportunity to design their studies according to their personal preferences. The department offers four different application-oriented majors:

  • Software Engineering
  • IT Security
  • Technical and Graphic Systems
  • Business Information Technology

It is also possible to study the Master's programme without a specialisation. Details about the Master's programme in Computer Science can be found in the examination regulations.

To be eligible for our Master in Computer Science, students are required to hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or a similar degree) with an average grade of at least 2.5 (according to the German grading system).

Students with an average grade of up to 2.9 will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Admission may be granted based on the assessment of the following criteria:

  • scientifically relevant awards
  • participation in university committees (at least 2 semesters)
  • a fast completion of the Bachelor's degree (standard period of study + 1 semester)
  • certificate of employment for a longer professional activity in the field of information technology (at least half a year)
  • maternity, paternity, childcare of care of relatives
  • stays abroad or studies abroad for professional reasons

Additional Information


Course Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Andreas Müller

Office: D14, 3.06

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