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Global Software Development, M.Sc.

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  • 18 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Global Software Development programme from Hochschule Fulda - University of Applied Sciences lasts 1.5 years. It is completely taught in English and places special emphasis on project work and intercultural teams.

The programme seeks to prepare graduates for careers as developers, who are able to participate in conception and realization of complex, distributed software systems in a global team. Successful applicants hold a first or undergraduate degree in computer science or a closely related discipline.

Professional Prospects

The international programme seeks to prepare graduates for careers as software developers, who are able to participate in conception and realization of complex, distributed software systems in a global team.
Successful graduates will be:

  • fluent in multiple programming languages
  • able to work in a broad range of software development processes (e.g. agile, model driven, test centered, user centered)
  • experienced with web infrastructure and web service technology
  • experienced with multi-layered client-server applications
  • able to work with multi-threading
  • sensible for usability and accessability.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Game
  • Operations Research
  • Advanced Multimedia Communications
  • Design of Multimedia Systems
  • Computer Games
  • Visual Effects
  • Cryptography and Formal Methods of IT Security

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Degree in computer science with 180 or 210 ECTS
  • If you have 180 ECTS you have to additionally 30 ECTS during your study of GSD
  • English language skills: TOEFL 550 points (paper-based test), 213 points (computer-based test), 85 points (internet-based test) od IELTS with a score of band 6,5

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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  • There is a semester fee of around €300. 

Living costs for Fulda

  • 650 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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