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Applied Computer Science (M.Sc.)


Applied Computer Science
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Full-time studies Part-time studies
Standard period of study:
4 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Teaching Language:
English and German
limited admission (application to the faculty)

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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. General procedural methods of information processing and general methods of their application are researched. The programme contents include the development of modern experimental and product oriented information processing systems. Computer science can be divided into the areas of theoretical computer science, practical computer science, technical computer science as well as applied computer science.

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 man-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.

The Göttingen master's program in Applied Computer Science is characterized in particular by its interdisciplinary profile. In cooperation with other faculties of the University of Göttingen, we offer a variety of study specialisations. By choosing one of these specialisations, you will gain in-depth knowledge in an application domain and will be able to contribute to current research topics in the corresponding application area.


You can find more information about the study specialisations here .

Studying at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Göttingen enables you to enter innovative professional fields. With a solid education in applied computer science, you can contribute to the technologies of the future, whether in medicine and biotechnology, business, the geosciences, or environmental technology and ecosystem research.

Computer scientists are required in almost all subject disciplines. They work in banks, industrial companies or social institutions, at universities or in cancer research, they develop computer games and apps as well as robots, medical technology applications and much more.

Typical fields of work include:

  • software and hardware development
  • further development and adaptation of application systems and networks
  • consulting and training
  • research and development

Different fields of work are also possible depending on the application subject. Career prospects for graduates of Applied Computer Science are very good due to the interdisciplinary programme.

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes


The master's programme Applied Computer Science is a graduate programme that requires 120 ECTS to be successfully completed. The programme includes three areas of study: (1) a core curriculum, (2) the professionalisation section and (3) the master’s thesis. With a lot of options to choose from, you get the opportunity to study tailored to your individual and subject-specific inclinations, as well as your professional ambitions.

Core Curriculum (30 ECTS)

  • Compulsory elective modules totalling 30 ECTS from the area of core computer science

Professionalisation Section (60 ECTS)

  • Study specialisation (48 ECTS)
  • Key competencies (12 ECTS): profession-specific as well as interdisciplinary skills

Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS)

A detailed overview of the study structure can be found in the module directory for the examination and study regulations of the master's programme in Applied Computer Science.

Regulations and module directory


Access Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS
    If the degree has not yet been awarded, a minimum of 150 ECTS is required for application.
  • Proof ot least 90 ECTS in Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, mathematical foundations and scientific-technical foundations, of which at least 60 ECTS in computer science and applied computer science and at least 15 ECTS in mathematical and scientific-technical foundations must be proven.

Language Proficiency

  • English language proficiency CEFR C1
  • OR English language proficiency CEFR B2 and German language proficiency equivalent to DSH level 2


Academic Advising

Office of Dean of Studies Computer Science
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Student Advisory Service
Goldschmidtstr. 7
37077 Göttingen