About the degree programme
Computer Science is one of the drivers of technological progress in all economic and social spheres. Those graduating with an M.Sc. in Computer Science are specialists in at least one field of computer science who have wide-ranging science-based methodological expertise. Graduates are able to define, autonomously and comprehensively, computer science problems and their applications, structure them and build abstract models. Moreover, they are able to define and implement solutions that are at the state of the art of technology and science.
This programme can be fully studied in English or German, or in a mix of the two. You are encouraged to make use of the Language Centre's free German courses while you are studying on the programme. You should provide the following:
A German certificate at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or
English B2 CEFR and German A1 CEFR.
The German A1 (i.e. beginner's level) requirement is to help you with your day-to-day life in a German-language environment. Do not worry if you cannot provide an A1 certificate at the time of application: If you meet all other requirements, you will still be admitted to the programme but will complete a compulsory German beginner's course during your first year of study at the University.
Passau was named one of the best Computer Science faculties in the German-speaking world in the 2015-16 rankings
A broad, international and relevant selection of modules
As a student, you will work on cutting-edge research projects
Individual guidance in small learning groups
Excellent enterprise relations maintained by the chairs and institutes
Numerous partnerships with universities throughout the world, including double degree programmes with Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon; France), the Ecole Supérieure des Communications de Tunis (Tunisia) and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow (Russia)
Continuous technological change and innovations create new attractive lines of work in trade and industry, the services, financial and consulting sectors, in public administration, and in the field of research. A Master's degree in Computer Science qualifies you for the job market or to proceed with an academic career. As a computer science specialist, you are qualified to take up IT-related executive positions or undertake independent research, e.g. as part of the doctoral study.