M.Sc. Applied Computer Science

Programme Abstract

Information technology is transforming the world we are living in. The Internet, mobile devices, and the digitalisation of multifarious products and processes make this evident in our daily lives. Our master’s programme in Applied Computer Science, that optimally prepares you for the multifaceted challenges in your future job, therefore focuses on:

  • A substantiated education in computer science, founded on established standards, forms the solid base
  • Exiting areas of specialisation, like Ambient Intelligent Interaction, Data Science, Cultural Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Media Informatics, and Human-Computer Interaction, focussing on the important intersection of humans and computers.
  • In the fields of application areas the horizon goes far beyond conventional applications, and focuses on areas of culture and media, with their demanding requirements for multimedia- and content-driven information processing.

The master’s programme in Applied Computer Science familiarises students with the demands of specific fields of application in order to be able to systematically solve computing-related problems in these fields using modern information technologies.

The programme therefore offers different foci and a broad range of options. Students with a primary interest on foundations are able to select from a broad spectrum of theoretic modules; students with a preference for practical work, can choose besides the master thesis two projects, in which they can work on current research topics.

The degree programme at a glance

The degree programme at a glance
Final ExaminationMaster's Examination (accompanying the programme)
TitleMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
ECTS-Points120 | 90
Standard Programme Duration4 | 3 Semesters (after a 6 | 7 semesters bachelor)
Programme StartPossible in both winter and summer semesters
Type of StudiesFull-time and part-time studies possible

Interactive Applied Computer Science

Current discussions and news concerning the degree programme can be found in the corresponding Virtual Campus cours

VC-Kurs Angewandte Informatik (B.Sc. / M.Sc.)

This course can be accessed without a password.

Accreditation and system accreditation

The master’s degree programme in Applied Computer Science gained accreditation in 2007, meaning that the programme and its curriculum satisfy the accreditation council’s quality criteria.

"The concept of the degree programme is systematically and didactically substantiated, coherently structured and convincingly implemented. In comparison to other degree programmes in computer science, the opportunities for specialization and interdisciplinary cooperation with the humanities and cultural sciences deserve to be highlighted. The innovative profile makes this programme unique in the German-speaking world."

[Translated from the accreditation agency’s assessment: ACQUIN]

Currently, the University of Bamberg is in the process of system accreditation. While at the end of 2016 the procedure began formally with the confirmation of the admission requirements, the University is currently close to completion: At the end of February 2018, the University of Bamberg was commited the second time by a group of experts commissioned by the accreditation agency ACQUIN. As a result, the expert group honored the quality management system of the University of Bamberg with a recommendation to award the seal of the Accreditation Council. The official result and any conditions are expected during the summer months. Further information can be found in the QM ServiceNet