Master

The dual subject Master's degree program is based on a dual subject Bachelor's degree program, one of the chosen subjects having been Computer Science . The student can choose between the degrees Master of Education, Master of Science and Master of Arts. 

Admission and enrolment

Kiel university-graduates can enrol with their graduate certificate or their provisional graduate certificate. Feel free to enrol earlier than the given date.  Graduates then need to use the  "Application for Enrolment in a Master's degree program (only for Kiel University students)".

Graduates of other highschools have to prove by written confirmation at time of enrolment that all prerequisites for admision to a master's degree program are fulfilled in accordance with the examination regulations.

The written confirmation is issued by the chairman of the examination board Computer Science, Prof. Michael Hanus, or the managing director of the examination office, Private lecturer Dr. Frank Huch.

Prerequisites in accordance with examination regulations:

Bachelor's degree in a dual subject program after a designated period of study of minimally 3 years, Computer Science being one of the subjects. The educational requirements in Computer Science should be equal in contents, extent and scientific requirements to the dual subject Bachelor's degree program at Kiel University.

The profile Teaching at secondary schools / Handelslehrer and the practical studies at schools of at least six weeks have been successfully taken (minimal average mark: 3,0).

Information on the  enrolment, the  dates  and the required  forms  is to be found on the pages of the students' service.

Start of your studies

Enrolment is possible at the start of the winter and summer semester. We recommend to start your studies in the winter semester.

Designated period of study

The designated period of study for the dual subject Master's degree program is four semesters.

Study course plans for Computer Science as part of a dual subject Master degree program with

Profile subject supplement

and degree Master of Arts.

The scope of the subject Computer Science is 45 ECTS-points. In addition there is the second subject with a scope of 45 ECTS-points and the writing of a Master final thesis in one of the two subjects (30 achievement points).

The examination regulations allow either a more theoretical or a more system-oriented  composition of your curriculum. The module database recommends modules for either composition.

A first advice on which courses to choose will be given by the "Academic Advisor", our study counsellor, Prof. Thomas Wilke. From the second year onwards the students will be supervised by the "Research Advisor", who also teaches the seminar and project chosen. The research advisor then also may supervise the final thesis.

·         If a more system-oriented curriculum is chosen, the student has to pass the following modules in addition to the modules of the profile subject area:

1.     modules in the category "Advanced Computer Science Basics" (min. 16 LP),

2.     modules in the category "Computer Science of Systems" (min. 16 LP),

3.     one Master seminar (min. 4 LP) and

4.     one Master project (min 9 LP).

·         If a more theoretical curriculum is chosen, the student has to pass the following modules in addition to the modules of the profile subject area:

1.     modules in the category "Advanced Computer Science Basics" (min. 16 LP),

2.     modules in the category "Advanced Computer Science Basics" (min. 16 LP),

3.     one Master seminar (min. 4 LP) and

one Master project (min 9 LP).

Teaching at secondary schools (Gymnasien)

with a degree Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Students wanting to be teachers at secondary schools in Germany after finishing their Bachelor and dual Master degree program will have a degree Master of Education.

The scope of the subject Computer Science including subject didactics will be 35 achievement points. The Master final thesis will be weighed with 20 ECTS-points. The module database recommends modules to choose.

A first advice on which courses to choose will be given by the "Academic Advisor", our study counsellor, Prof. Thomas Wilke. From the second year onwards the students will be supervised by the "Research Advisor", who also teaches the seminar and project chosen. The research advisor then also may supervise the final thesis.

Two modules of your choice from differenct areas of Computer Science worth 14 ECTS-points and Didactics of Computer Science I worth 5 ECTS-points.

One other module of your choice from one of the areas of Applied Computer Science worth 7 ECTS-points and Didactics of Computer Science II worth 5 ECTS-points.

Modules of your choice on Computer Science-applications including their technological, social and economical problems and the social impacts (4 ECTS).

Handelslehrer/in

with degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Master of Arts (M.A.)

Students who want to teach at economic schools and secondary schools after finishing their Bachelor's and Master's degree should choose the dual subject Bachelor's degree program with the profile Handelslehrer.

Which degree the student will have after finishing their study program, depends on the subjects chosen. If the second subject is one of the Sciences, the degree will be a Master of Science. If the second subject is one of the Arts, the degree will be a Master of Arts.

The scope of the subject Computer Science including subject didactics will be 35 achievement points. The Master final thesis will be weighed with 20 ECTS-points. The module database recommends modules for either composition.

A first advice on which courses to choose will be given by the "Academic Advisor", our study counsellor, Prof. Thomas Wilke. From the second year onwards the students will be supervised by the "Research Advisor", who also teaches the seminar and project chosen. The research advisor then also may supervise the final thesis.

Two modules of your choice from differenct areas of Computer Science worth 14 ECTS-points and Didactics of Computer Science I worth 5 ECTS-points.

Module Computer Science 7 ECTS- Computer Science II. 5 ECTS.

Modules of your choice on Computer Science-applications including their technological, social and economical problems and the social impacts (4 ECTS).

Description of modules

In the Module Database you can gather more information on learning targets, contents, examination modalities etc of all Computer Science modules.

Lecture directory

Dates and localities of all courses can be found in the UnivIS. There, you can also put together your individual timetable

Examinations

Registration for examinations

Register for exercises and examinations of modules of the Department of Computer Science via the Students' Database (StudiDB). 

Current examination dates for these modules are published on the webpages of the examination office. There you can also find notes on registration deadlines and on the publication of the examination results for the named modules.

Compensation for disadvantages

Regulations on compensation for disadvantages for handicapped students can be found under §12 in the examination procedures.