What is the goal of the master program?
By studying Web Science, you will learn to understand and analyze the World Wide Web and its development. You want to learn about its history, its interdisciplinary roots and how to develop the web. Your skills will enable you to use the Web as a tool for helping society and businesses.
For this purpose, the Master program in Web Science extends and broadens the skills of research-interested students.
What is the structure of the master program?
The Master in Web Science has an internationally oriented curriculum with all courses held in English. About the structure of the World Wide Web and about the techniques required for analyzing the Web and its evolution. For the analysis, interdisciplinary research is necessary in order to understand users. The master program involves the inter-computer science and disciplines as mathematics, psychology, political science, studies of the law and economics.
What makes this program unique?
The Web Science curriculum is the first of its kind at a German university: Students learn how to understand the Web through various disciplines included in the program, especially the connection between computer science and social sciences. Skills in academic working and presenting as well as teamwork wants to be strengthened within the studies.
Besides modules for lectures, tutorials and seminars, the curriculum also includes courses concerning methods and techniques for individual research work.
Which knowledge and skills should I bring with me?
Students should have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and have acquired basic knowledge about computer science (approximately 60 ECTS). Regular access to graduates in computer science or business informatics and similar subjects.
Do I have the option to study abroad?
The Institute for Web Science & Technologies – WeST – United States (MIT, USC, Noh Western University, Indiana University, RPI), Brasil, Korea, China and several European countries (Oxford, Southampton, Galway, Amsterdam). You may benefit by spending parts of your studies there.
Do I have to complete an internship?
Internships are not mandatory. Students may carry out individual research projects together with industrial partners.
How are the job prospects?
Graduates from Institute WeST have found interesting positions at companies such as Google, Ernst & Young, Software AG or Bosch, to name but a few, have started their own companies (e.g., Cross Reference, Alperion), or they have continued for a Ph.D. in Koblenz, in Germany, or abroad. Institute WeST has a limited number of places available each year for pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science with a focus on web science. Admission to the Doctoral Program follows an Excellent Master’s Degree in Web Science or Computer Science. If you excel earning a master’s degree in Web Science you will be in pole position for continuing with doctoral studies.
How can I find out if this master program fits me?
Please contact the course gu /> to make an appointment for an individual counseling interview.
Bachelor in Computer Science, Computer Visualistics, Business Informatics or any other related degree "good" or better
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Business Informatics or any other degree "good" or better, the completed study program contains the necessary foundations in computer science.
How do I apply?
Be prepared to apply for the program by mid-July. Students with a non-German bachelor degree should apply with UNI-ASSIST latest four months in advance. Others should apply directly with the university.
The University of Koblenz-Landau is a young university with a unique structure. You can find us in three locations: the campus in Koblenz, the campus in Landau and the Presidential Office in Mainz. Currently more than 16,000 students are enrolled; Half of them in Koblenz, the other helped in Landau. Compared to larger universities, studying and teaching is conducted in manageable structures, which fosters a strong sense of community amongst the students and leads to a good student-staff ratio and individual support.
Connected and international
We cooperate with partner universities all around the world as well as in teaching. Young people from over 80 countries study on our campuses. So we accompany our students on their adventure abroad. By the way: The University of Koblenz-Landau is an ideal starting point for visionaries: We support you competently on your way to your own business. Family-friendliness is so important to us. Our locations have modern day care centers with qualified staff.
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Whom can I ask?
Concrete questions concerning the master program in Web Science:
Institute for Web Science and Technologies
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