Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study
4 semesters
Starting semester
Winter and summer semester
Teaching language
German and English
Admission
Limited admission
Credit Points
120 ECTS

Content

Students will deal with the possibilities of structuring, formalisation and mathematization of application areas in the form of special models and simulations. They will acquire knowledge in engineering development of software systems for different areas of application with special consideration of high adaptability and the human-computer interaction of such systems.
The programme aims to convey extensive knowledge in the subject of computer science in theory and practice as well as with reference to an application subject. This comprises methods to solve application problems and their realization in an appropriate computer form.
In Göttingen, particular importance is placed on the close connection with the application subject. In addition, the practical orientation can be further developed through project work in a research group.

The Master's degree in Applied Computer Science (M.Sc.) is a graduate programme that requires 120 credits (4 semesters) to be successfully completed. The degree includes three areas of study: Core Curriculum, Professionalisation and the Master's Thesis. The teaching languages are German and English.
Detailed information about the structure of the study programme, specialisations/fields of applications and modules can be found in the module catalogue ("Modulverzeichnis"). Example study plans can be found in the examination and study regulations ("Prüfungs- und Studienordnung").

Core Curriculum

In the Core Curriculum, students acquire deeper knowledge of system-oriented computer science in order to develop the professional skills to apply and expand the specialised methods of the discipline.

Professionalisation

In terms of Professionalisation, students have the opportunity to choose a concentration tailored to their individual and professional inclinations, as well as professional ambitions, and to acquire core job-specific and interdisciplinary skills. Students may select one programme specialisation for professionalisation from one of the two concentrations.

Master's Thesis

At least 48 ECTS must be successfully completed, of which at least 24 ECTS have to be from Core Curriculum and at least 24 ECTS from the selected specialisation, to be allowed to start writing the master's thesis in the chosen area of specialisation.

You can choose among many specialisations. A list of all specialisations can be found here
Computer scientists are required in almost all subject disciplines. Typical fields of work include software and hardware development; consulting and training; further development and adaptation of application systems; service and maintenance of computer networks; training and teaching; research and development. Different fields of work are also possible depending on the application subject. Career prospects for graduates of Computer Science are very good due to the interdisciplinary programme. Modern IT systems are now so complex and interlinked that highly trained specialists are in demand.

Access requirements

A bachelor's degree in Applied Computer Science, Computer Science or a closely related degree program with at least 180 ECTS. If the requisite degree has not yet been awarded, a minimum of 150 ECTS is required for application.
At least 90 ECTS have to be successfully completed in Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, Mathematics, Natural Science or Engineering, of which at least 60 ECTS have to be successfully completed in Computer Science or Applied Computer Science and at least 15 ECTS in Mathematics, Natural Science or Engineering.

Legally binding are the admission requirements described in the regulations "Ordnung über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen und über die Zulassung" (see Regulations).

English Language Proficiency CEFR C1
or
English Language Proficiency CEFR B2 and German Language Proficiency equivalent to DSH level 2
verification is required

Legally binding are the admission requirements described in the regulations "Ordnung über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen und über die Zulassung" (see Regulations).

All non-EU applicants have to pass an online aptitude test, which examines a wide range of Computer Science topics. After the application deadline, you will receive an email containing a personal link to the aptitude test and login credentials. The test will take about 60 minutes and has to be completed within a few days. The test result will be part of the selection procedure.

Additionally, you will be invited to a personal interview if you are on the shortlist for the programme. The interviews are conducted via video call. The interview will also be part of the selection procedure.

We do not offer any eligibility check. You will find all relevant information in the admission regulations.

Application

For application you have to fill in the provided online application form. To complete the application form, the following documents are required:

  • Graduation Certificate and Transcript of Records (in one file, German or English) [PDF, PNG, JPG]
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English or German [PDF]
  • Proof of English proficiency [PDF, PNG, JPG]
  • If required: Proof of German proficiency [PDF, PNG, JPG]
  • A personal statement (up to 300 words) in English or German, addressing your motivation to study Applied Computer Science. You should describe due to which skills and personal interests you think you are qualified for the study programme.
  • Aptitude test: All international applicants from non-EU countries are required to pass an online aptitude test, which examines a wide range of topics in computer science. At the end of the application period, you will receive an email containing a personal link to the aptitude test and login credentials. The test will take about 60 minutes and has to be completed within a few days. The test result will be part of the selection procedure.

Please prepare all documents before you start with the online application form. Make sure that the documents are properly formatted and scanned in an appropriate resolution. Furthermore, the document's labelling should be self-explanatory.

The entire application process is conducted online only. No hard copies are required. Please do not send any documents by mail unless requested to do so.

Please note: To submit the application form, JavaScript needs to be activated in your web browser.

For foreign nationals (non-EU) and stateless applicants
April 15th (winter semester); October 15th (summer semester)

For all other applicants
June 15th (winter semester); December 15th (summer semester)

For further information see "Online Application Form"

Applicants will be notified via email. The selection process usually takes a few months.
Unfortunately, we are unable to answer questions about the status of your application.
  1. Contact
  2. Dean of Studies Computer Science

    Georg-August-University Göttingen
    Student Advisory Service
    Goldschmidtstr. 7
    37077 Göttingen

    studienberatung@informatik.uni-goettingen.de

Contacts

Institute of Computer Science
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Göttingen
Goldschmidtstr. 7
37077 Göttingen
Tel.+49 (0)551 39-172000

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