Web Science

The international Master’s program in Web Science is the first if its kind in Germany. It aims at students who want to increase their scientific expertise, qualify for leading positions and develop their personal capabilities after a successful Bachelor’s degree.

Therefore, besides expanding the students’ knowledge, the program facilitates independace as well as the ability to judge and to make decisions.

It puts a strong emphasis on computer science in order to impart foundational knowledge about the structure of the Web and techniques for analyzing the Web and changes on the Web. For the analysis of the Web, interdisciplinary research is necessary in order to understand users, their behavior and interaction with other users on the Web. The program is mainly conducted in English, but some elective courses can be taken in German.

The Master’s degree in Web Science enables students to pursue a PhD. Graduates who want to enter professional life have excellent job opportunities.

Characteristics

Course Contents

 

  • Introduction to Web Science as well as Network Theory and Dynamic Systems
  • Web Retrieval, Semantic Web und Web Engineering
  • Online Consumer Behavior, New Product Development und E-Participation
  • Elective courses in Computer Science with relation to the Web
  • Elective interdisciplinary courses in Computer Science with relation to the Web
Location
  • Campus Koblenz
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Informatics or Computational Visualistics or equivalent program with at least 60 ECTS points in Computer Science, each with the final grade "good" or better
  • English language certificate (TOEFL test with at least 79 points, Cambridge Certificate level B2 or IELTS 6.5)
Local admission restrictions
  • no
Start
  • winter term and summer term
Deadline for applications
  • 30th September (winter term) or 31st March (summer term), we strongly recommend applicants with non-German degrees to apply as early as possible, ideally until the end of May (for the winter term) or until 15th November (for the summer term). Admission process and visa application could easily add up to 5 months for international applicants.
Duration of studies
  • 4 semesters
Degree
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Akkreditation
  • ASIIN until 30.09.2018
Counseling
Further Information