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Computer sciences and IT degrees focus on developing the theoretical foundation for information and computer systems as well as the application of those foundations. Computer science students can pursue a broad area of specialisations, in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer networks, IT security, information databases, web technologies, graphics and multimedia, and more.

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222 Computer Science & IT Master's degrees in Germany

, M.Sc. Data Science (DSC)

The Data Science (DSC) Master’s at EIT Digital Master School offers a unique academic programme, whereby students can study data science, innovation, and entrepreneurship at leading European universities. In this programme, students will learn about scalable data collection techniques, data analysis methods, and a suite of tools and technologies that address data capture, processing, storage, transfer, analysis, and visualization, and related concepts.

, M.Sc. Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA)

The aim of the Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) programme at EIT Digital Master School is to develop a coherent set of theoretical knowledge and professional understandings and skills in computer networks. Emphasis is placed on understanding of current research issues as well as detailed practical experience of network design, development, implementation, and management.

, M.Sc. Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) at EIT Digital Master School focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects.

, M.Sc. SENSE - Smart Electrical Networks and Systems

The MSc SENSE - Smart Electrical Networks and Systems from InnoEnergy Master's School develops your skills in electrical power engineering, innovation processes and entrepreneurship in the emerging field of Smart Grids. Its industry involvement gives students a broad industrial network plus the ability to combine engineering and entrepreneurship and develop their ability to analyse possibilities and risks from both a technical and business perspective.

, M.Sc. Geoinformatik

Die forschungsorientierte Ausrichtung des konsekutiven Master-Studiengangs orientiert sich an dem hohen Forschungsbedarf in der allgemeinen Geoinformatik selbst, aber auch in eher fachspezifischen Forschungs- und Anwendungsbereichen der Geographie und Planung sowie der Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften.

Fachbereich VI
, M.Sc. Computer Science

Das Ziel des Studiengangs „Master of Science in Information Systems“ besteht in der Vermittlung der vom Arbeitsmarkt geforderten Kenntnisse, Fähigkeiten und Fertigkeiten zur Entwicklung von Lösungen für betriebswirtschaftliche Aufgaben und Problemstellungen auf der Basis moderner Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien.

, M.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik

In unserem Masterstudiengang Wirtschaftsinformatik (WINF-M) wird durch ein wissenschaftlich fundiertes, anwendungs- und grundlagenorientiertes Studium - auf der Basis eines breiten und in Teilgebieten vertieften fachlichen Wissens sowie einer umfassenden Methodenkompetenz – der Master-Grade verliehen. Dieser befähigt zur selbständigen Anwendung wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse und Methoden im Beruf sowie zur grundlagen- und anwendungsorientierten Forschung. Das Master-Studium soll aufbauend auf einem ersten berufsqualifizierenden Abschluss tiefergehendes Fachwissen vermitteln, um wissenschaftliche Methoden und Erkenntnisse auch bei schwierigen und komplexen Problemstellungen sowohl in der Praxis als auch in der Forschung einsetzen zu können

School of Business Studies
, M.Sc. GEOENGINE (GEOmatics ENGINEering)

Geomatics Engineering (GEOENGINE) is the key discipline for measuring, modelling and presentation of geospatial data and processes. It meets societal demands for geospatial infrastructures for sustainable development and responsible use of available resources.

International Masters Degree Programs
, M.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik

Der Master Wirtschaftsinformatik der Freien Universität zeichnet sich durch eine wissenschaftliche Sicht auf Informationssysteme, ihre methodischen Voraussetzungen und ökonomischen Implikationen aus. Er setzt inhaltliche Schwerpunkte in den Bereichen Business Analytics, E-Business, IT-Entrepreneurship, Operations Research und Entscheidungsunterstützung.

Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
, M.Sc. Informatik

Konsekutiv zum Bachelor-Studiengang Informatik bietet die Universität Kassel einen Master-Studiengang Informatik an. Die Regelstudienzeit beträgt drei Semester, von denen zwei für den Besuch von Lehrveranstaltungen und ein weiteres für die Masterarbeit vorgesehen sind.

Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften
, M.Sc. Information Systems

A great number of methods, techniques and approaches to technical and management work are taught as part of the M.Sc. in Information Systems.

Department of Information Systems
, M.Sc. Computational Engineering

The traditional borders between mathematics, computer science, and engineering are being removed by the Master's programme "Computational Engineering" at the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

Masters Programmes in English
, M.A. Interactive Media Design

The interaction between users of different media made possible by digital media means that completely new concepts, designs and applications are constantly being developed. These new developments have to be managed and brought to the market, creating in turn exciting new career opportunities. The Interactive Media Design master's degree programme equips graduates with the technical, design and management skills required to meet the demands of this new field of media. New approaches in media design and their user interfaces are combined with the latest research results on the emotional and cognitive processes of media reception and use. These, together with management skills and insights into current trends in this sector, provide everything that is required to manage the development of new applications. The HFU Master's programme in Interactive Media Design is an excellent preparation for the exciting challenges of the interactive digital future.

Faculty Digital Media
, M.Sc. Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

Von Beginn an muss eine der fünf Vertiefungsrichtungen gewählt werden: Automatisierungstechnik, Elektrische Energietechnik, Technische Informatik, Mikro- und Optoelektronik (Schwerpunkt entweder "Bauelemente und Technologie" oder "Schaltungs-technik") oder Nachrichtentechnik.

Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
, M.Sc. Flood Risk Management Erasmus Mundus Programme

Integrated flood risk management aims to reduce the human and socio-economic losses caused by flooding while taking into account the social, economic and ecological benefits from floods and the use of flood plains or coastal zones. The need for the adoption of a holistic integrated approach to managing flood risks has been reflected in the Flood Directive of the European Parliament. This Flood Risk Management Erasmus Mundus Programme is offered by the UNESCO IHE Institute for Water Education.

, M.Sc. Information Systems

The Master’s program in Information Systems combines business administration and economics with computer science. Apart from the theoretical contents in economics and information systems, it deals with the applied aspect of the concept, the design and the use of information and communication systems in economics and administration.

Faculty of Business, Economy and Social Sience
, M.Sc. Computer Science in Applications (Ambient Systems)

The degree Ambient Systems deals with the technologies and applications of ambient systems, a new generation of networked embedded systems with intelligent sensor technology and actuating elements which largely function autonomously and without an operator. Ambient systems form the basis for many sophisticated IT system visions and solutions which effectively enhance people's competence and skills in the workplace and in daily life.

, M.Sc. Computer- und Kommunikationstechnik

Saarland University offers a Master's degree programme in one of today's most dynamic and expanding technical fields: Computer and Communications Engineering. The objective of the programme, which has been developed jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mechatronics, is to give students a comprehensive understanding of the modern technologies deployed in today's mobile communications systems.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
, M.Sc. Software Engineering

Building on a bachelor's degree "Software Engineering" is awarded within four semesters of the internationally recognized and sought after Master of Science "with honors" in the elite program.

Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
, M.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

The consecutive masters programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology provides substantial further specialist knowledge in areas of electrical engineering in a balanced scope based on a previous study and is thus a logical extension of a bachelors degree. More knowledge should be provided for the graduates necessary for creative work in research and development departments.

Engineering & Technology
, M.Sc. Angewandte Informatik (Applied Computer Science)

Im Mittelpunkt dieses Masterstudienganges stehen die Kerngebiete der Angewandten Informatik, ergänzt um Module aus dem Bereich der Informatik. Darüber hinaus können Module der Wirtschaftsinformatik und der Geisteswissenschaften gewählt werden, um auch Randbereiche oder komplementäre Gebiete abzudecken.

Fakultät für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik (WIAI)
, M.Sc. Visual Computing

Die meisten Eindrücke erhält der Mensch über visuelle Wahrnehmungen. Daher werden auch am Computer immer mehr Informationen über digitale Bilder und visuelle Simulationen verarbeitet. Dies zeigt sich beispielsweise in der Medizintechnik, der Automobilindustrie, bei Multimediasystemen oder in der industriellen Qualitätskontrolle. Um digitale Bilder zu erstellen und zu analysieren, ist ein breites Fachwissen erforderlich.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
, M.A. Linguistics and Web Technology

The Master of Arts in Linguistics and Web Technology from Philipps-Universität Marburg offers the unique opportunity to study linguistic content and web technology combined. Among other things, you can deepen your knowledge of semantics and pragmatics, learn about the nature of the linguistic sign, about different ways of describing the meaning of words and sentences, and also about the interrelation of words in the human lexicon. But you will additionally gain knowledge about client-server communication, programming and relational databases.

Department of English and American Studies
, M.Sc. Laser and Photonics

This degree programme is unique, because students are given the opportunity to participate in industry-leading interdisciplinary research projects and top-ranking publications and to visit our research partners worldwide from the outset.

, M.Sc. Embedded Systems

This master degree program is completely taught in English. It shall provide abilities to develop solutions at the interface between hard- and software within an international context by interconnecting micro system technologies, information and communication technologies as well as software development.

, M.A. Computer Science

Studies in Computer Science are concerned not only with the efficient calculation of functions, but also with the object of the calculations, why the calculation is necessary, the arising benefits and costs, how to properly implement the use of computers, and how we are influenced by all this.

Fachbereich Mathematik/Informatik
, M.Sc. Informatik

Informatik spielt inzwischen in jedem Lebensbereich eine Rolle – ob im Arbeitsleben, in der Kommunikation, im Gesundheitswesen oder in der Freizeit. Die Querschnitts- und Schlüsseldisziplin Informatik hat entscheidende Bedeutung für Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft. Der Masterstudiengang Informatik vertieft und spezialisiert die im Bachelor-Studiengang erworbenen Kenntnisse und vermittelt zusätzliche wissenschaftliche Kompetenzen.

Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
, M.Sc. Social and Economic Data Analysis

The Master’s Program in Social and Economic Data Analysis (SEDA) offers students from different academic backgrounds the opportunity to specialize in the collection, processing and analysis of quantitative social science data. Today’s information society is characterized by an ever-growing abundance of data from sources as diverse as administrative records, surveys or network logs. Yet, such data merely provide the “raw material of knowledge”, and it takes well-trained analysts to detect meaningful structure, and to extract relevant information from these sources.

, M.Sc. Business Information Systems

In the programme of the shift from an industrial society to a services, information and knowledge society, Business Information Systems has developed into an independent scientific discipline at the overlap of computer science and business management science.

, M.A. Linguistic and Web Technology

The MA Linguistics and Web Technology offers the unique opportunity to study linguistic content and web technology combined. Among other things, you can deepen your knowledge of semantics and pragmatics, learn about the nature of the linguistic sign, about different ways of describing the meaning of words and sentences, and also about the interrelation of words in the human lexicon. But you will additionally gain knowledge about client-server communication, programming and relational databases.

Department of English and American Studies
, M.Sc. High Performance and Cloud Computing

In the programme structure of the department of informatics the master programme Parallel and Distributed Systems is the logical continuation of the bachelor programmes Applied Informatics, Informatics or similar bachelor Programmes. It is incorporated in the main research areas of the faculty.

, M.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik

Der Masterstudiengang setzt sich zum Ziel, wissenschaftliche Methoden kritisch bezüglich ihrer Eignung zur Problemlösung zu bewerten, die entsprechenden Methoden weiterzuentwickeln sowie einen Beitrag zur Lösung fachübergreifender Probleme zu erbringen.

Fakultät für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik (WIAI)
, M.Sc. Informatik und Informationswirtschaft

Der Masterstudiengang "Informatik und Informationswirtschaft" an der Universität Augsburg verfolgt das Ziel den aktuellen Entwicklungen mit einem individuellen Studienangebot, theoretischer Fundierung und praxisrelevanter Ausbildung entgegenzukommen, um dem Studenten fachliches Know-How sowohl im Bereich der Informatik als auch im Bereich der Informationswirtschaft zu vermitteln, das praxisnah für dessen berufliche Zukunft eingesetzt werden kann.

Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
, M.Sc. Computer Science

The master programme Informatics constitutes the logical continuation of the bachelor programmes Informatics and Applied Informatics. The master programme is research-oriented and leads to state-of-the-art specialised knowledge in various fields of Informatics such as Computer Graphics, Parallel Programming, Simultaneous Computers, Operating Systems and Computer Networks. In times of increasing digitalisation, networking and/or virtual models, Informatics has become a key discipline which influences broad parts of the (working) life. Well-trained computer scientists will find their workplace at various institutions: Banks, software companies in the broadest sense, telecommunication enterprises in general or service companies. The master programme Informatics is modularly built allowing students to choose subject matters according to their own desires and the requirements of professional work. All this is secured by a great degree of freedom in choosing the modules.

, M.Sc. Informatik

Der Master-Studiengang Informatik soll aufbauend auf einem ersten berufsqualifizierenden Abschluss tiefergehendes Fachwissen vermitteln, um wissenschaftliche Methoden und Erkenntnisse auch bei schwierigen und komplexen Problemstellungen sowohl in der Praxis als auch in der Forschung einsetzen zu können. Hinsichtlich des Berufsbildes gilt das im vorigen Kapitel (Bachelor-Studiengang Informatik) Gesagte. Die Ausrichtung der Studieninhalte ist eher wissenschaftlich orientiert und soll u.a. die Befähigung zur Promotion vermitteln.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
, M.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik

Die Wirtschaftsinformatik konzipiert, realisiert und evaluiert Informations- und Kommunikationssysteme für Unternehmen und Verwaltungen. Eine zentrale Stellung nehmen der durchgängige Entwurf und die Analyse von Systemlösungen ein.

Fachbereich Informatik
, M.Sc. Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics research in medicine and the biological sciences is increasingly based on analysis and interpretation of biological mass data. The use of computers, combined with accurate mathematical models and efficient algorithms, is indispensable in this process. Building on the bachelor’s degree program in bioinformatics, this program offers an advanced education in the corresponding subfields of mathematics, computer science, biology, and medicine.

Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
, M.Sc. Data Engineering and Analytics

The Integrative Study Program offers two different master courses. Students who are interested in the Computer Science perspective should apply for this program (Data Engineering and Analytics) offered by the TUM Department of Informatics, whereas students who want to focus on the mathematical aspects can apply apply for “Mathematics in Data Science."

Faculty of Informatics
, M.Sc. Informatik

Neben einem vertieften Wissen in vielen wichtigen Bereichen der Informatik vermittelt der Masterstudiengang umfangreiche Kenntnisse in den Anwendungsgebieten Spracherkennung, Bildanalyse und Information Retrieval, die in der Informatik zum Gebiet der "maschinellen Wahrnehmung" gezählt werden.

Fachbereich für Elektrotechnik und Informatik
, M.Sc. Biomedical Computing

The Master's in Biomedical Computing is taught in English over four semesters and is an interdisciplinary program involving the Department of Informatics and the TUM Medical School. The program bridges the gap between computer science and medicine, focusing on software and imaging-related solutions for computer-aided medical procedures.

Faculty of Informatics
, M.A. Media Production

On successful completion of all examinations, the students receive the internationally recognised qualification "Master of Arts". The course conforms to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The department supports international student exchanges between EU and also non-EU countries.

Media Production
, M.Sc. Financial Engineering (FE)

Fast-evolving financial markets constantly set new challenges while progress in quantitative tools and computer technology open up entirely new opportunities. Therefore, the finance industry needs people with deep knowledge of financial theory, mathematical tools and information technology as well as adequate methods of engineering and management tools. FE qualifies graduates to meet all this needs. This Financial Engineering (FE) programme is offered by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

HECTOR School of Engineering and Management
, M.Sc. Bioinformatik

Der forschungsorientierte Masterstudiengang Bioinformatik bietet Hochschulabsoventen aus den Lebenswissenschaften oder der Informatik die Möglichkeit, fachübergreifend eine forschungsorientierte Masterausbildung anzustreben.

Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
, M.A. Digital Media

Why choose Digital Media? Twenty-first century communication has changed how individuals, companies and organisations connect to the world. Success and participation in social life increasingly depends on how targeted, creatively and effectively we can use digital media. In the light of these challenges, our project based master’s degree programme “Digital Media“ combines the creativity of design with the cutting-edge of information technology.

, M.Sc. Geodesy and Geoinformation Science

Geodesy and Geoinformation Science is a diversified engineering discipline strongly relying on mathematics and natural sciences. It covers essential tasks such as acquisition, modelling and processing of spatial data. The analysis, organisation and visualisation of geodata form a fundamental base for the interpretation and design of our environment.

, M.Sc. Computational Neuroscience

The International Master Program Computational Neuroscience is interdisciplinary and strongly research oriented. Neuroscience is one of the most intensively developing and important sciences of the 21st century. Understanding the functioning of the brain requires the collaborative efforts of neurobiologists, neuropsychologists, cognitive scientists, medical researchers, computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists and engineers.

, Master Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is a field that involves the analysis, design and evaluation of computer systems with their hardware and software layers, and the use of computer-controlled systems in cars, smart phones and medical technology, for example. As a modern engineering science at the interface of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering is a key information technology discipline.

Paderborn Institute for Advanced Studies in Computer Science and Engineering
, M.Sc. Computational Logic

The CoLogNET logo Computational Logic is a wide interdisciplinary field having its theoretical and practical roots in mathematics, computer science, logic, and artificial intelligence. Indeed, its wideness of scope anchors in the power and generality of logic based reasoning across the spectrum of scientific disciplines.

Faculty of Computer Science
, M.Sc. Computational Neuroscience

The International Master Program Computational Neuroscience is interdisciplinary and strongly research oriented. Neuroscience is one of the most intensively developing and important sciences of the 21st century.

, M.Sc. Honors Master Degrees

We educate the business and economic leaders of tomorrow according to our motto: Support and Challenge! The Honors Master Degrees in Business, Economics and Information Systems provide a mix of academic theory and practical experience. Furthermore we develop the knowledge of our graduate students in areas such as communication, conflict management, teamwork and intercultural competence. During the programs, students receive the best preparation for leadership positions in business and top international research institutions.

Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Systems
, M.Sc. Informatics in the Natural Sciences

This Master's degree programme combines informatics with either one of the subjects of biology, chemistry, physics, or biotechnology, in order to connect current methods and results of these life-science disciplines with those of informatics. Here, theoretical as well as applied subjects are the focus of teaching and research. Special attention is given to convey skills required to communicate with specialists in both fields.

, M.Eng. Applied Computational Mechanics (ACM)

The program provides practical training courses in the field of computer-oriented simulation techniques. Besides the consolidation of physical and mathematical knowledge, students learn to use numerical solution methods and professional software tools in modern product development processes.

Institute of Executive Education
, M.Sc. Computer Science and Media

From winter semester 2011/2012 on the entire programme is taught in English only. "English is the technical language in computer science and thus it needs to be an integral part of the curriculum," says the Computer Science and Media programme's coordinator Prof. Dr. Bernd Fröhlich. "Our graduates are thus optimally prepared for the IT job market and competitive especially in international research and development."

Faculty of Media
, M.Sc. Service Management and Engineering (SME)

Our future world will be a service world. The development of successful strategies, business models and business processes adapted to this service world requires a profound understanding and integration of technological, economical and societal issues. The Service Management and Engineering (SME) programme is offered by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

HECTOR School of Engineering and Management
, M.Sc. Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is a newly emerging interdisciplinary research area in which Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genetics as well as Theoretical and Applied Computer Science merge into a new discipline. Th Msc in Bioinformatics programme is offered by the Technical University of Munich.

Engineering and Technology
, M.Sc. Digital Communications

Communications technology is one fundamental basis of our information age. It provides the infrastructure for a network of worldwide information exchange and is thus vital to all the regions in the world.

Masters Programmes in English
, M.Sc. Microsystems Engineering

The Master of Science in Microsystems Engineering is taught in English and was offered for the first time in the Winter Semester of 2007/08. It was designed for students from Germany and abroad with a bachelor degree in microsystems engineering or a related discipline (electrical and mechanical engineering, mechatronics).

Faculty of Engineering
, M.Sc. Geoinformatics

Geoinformatics is the science of modeling spatio-temporal processes computationally. The research areas at ifgi are spatio-temporal dynamic processes, semantic interoperability, situated interaction, cognitive engineering and sensor networks.

Graduate courses
, M.Sc. Computer Science in Applications (Communication Systems)

The degree Communication Systems focuses on the design of networked and distributed systems from a computer science point of view. The technical foundations (primarily in electrical engineering and information technology) are also a focal point. Today communication systems are omnipresent and can be found on many different technical levels: internet, mobile telephony, social networks (Facebook etc.), Skype, Twitter... Nearly all IT systems today have a networked and distributed structure.

, M.Sc. Medizinische Informatik

Der Masterstudiengang befähigt Absolventinnen und Absolventen zur Forschung bzw. zur Entwicklung im Bereich von Systemen und Methoden der Medizinischen Informatik und der Bioinformatik.

Medizinische Fakultät Heidelberg
, M.Sc. Computer and Information Science

The greatest challenge in knowledge management consist of finding, analysing, exploring and visualising the data in large information spaces, such as economic data, demoscopic data, geographic data, medical data, multimedia systems, quality assurance data, automotive navigation systems, personal information management to name a few.

, M.Sc. Computer Science and Communications Engineering

Sämtliche Master-Studiengänge des Studienprogramms ISE vermitteln neben Vertiefungen in ausgewählten ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Grundlagenfächern erweiterte wissenschaftliche Kompetenzen im jeweils angestrebten Berufsfeld und eine Qualifikation zur Promotion.

Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
, M.Sc. Geoinformatics

Our goal is to educate students in the most advanced techniques in geographic information processing. Building on a Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics or a related discipline, the Master of Science in Geoinformatics program will further develop the student's problem solving skills, analytic capabilities, and teach innovative and creative scientific research methods.

Institute for Geoinformatics
, M.Sc. Computer Science

Computer science is the science of systematic and automated processing of information. It deals with the structures, characteristics and possibilities to describe information and information processing as well as the setup, working method and construction principles of computer systems.

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science