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Facts and Data

  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Degree Award: Master of Science
  • Language: German/English
  • admission free
  • Special admission requirements

Computing Science - Master's Programme

Orientation and Goals

The master's programme in Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg builds upon the B.Sc. in Computing Science. It is designed to convey further knowledge and skills in computing science that will qualify graduates to pursue their future careers as employees or managers in the IT sector. Alternatively, this programme qualifies graduates to continue their career as scientists and researchers.

Reasons for Studying

Computing science has developed into a central discipline with a significant impact on society. Its applications permeate almost all areas of life. The Department of Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg offers a modern and practically oriented degree programme.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2) or
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

English Language Proficiency see admissions regulations
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B1 or
  • if applicants are native speaker or they have university entrance qualification or a university degree obtained in English

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

Graduates possess qualified skills in the specification, implementation, optimisation, and validation of complex IT systems for information, communication, and guidance. Furthermore, they are able to implement these skills or lead their implementation. In the process of working on an extensive, practically oriented project as part of a team, you will learn team work, as well as the skills needed to prepare convincing presentations on your own work or that of others. It is precisely these enhanced skills that will enable you to achieve leading roles in industrial development teams or to work on your own independent research projects. Furthermore, there is also an opportunity to follow the successful completion of the master's programme by moving on to doctoral studies.

Find out more about the professional field of Computing Science (in German).

Target Group/Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Computing Science or from prior studies in a closely related, engineering scientifical field
  • A schedule for the acquirement of missing credit points, if the bachelor degree has not been completed by the time of application.

English Language Proficiency
  • Level B1 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
For more details see "Foreign language skills" on this page.

Application/Admission Procedures

This is an open admissions degree course, and applications are accepted for both the winter and summer semesters.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 30 September.
The application deadline for the summer semester is 31 March.

Please note
For open-admission Master's degree programmes it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 15 July for the winter semester and before 15 January for the summer semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, your application can only be processed at the start of the lecture period in the new semester. This may result serious problems (German document).
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