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The University of Bayreuth’s Department of Computer Science offers two master’s programmes: “Computer Science” and “Applied Computer Science”. The Computer Science programme of the University of Bayreuth takes an international approach, and practical project work plays an especially important role.


Research in View

The general aim of the Computer Science programme of the University of Bayreuth is to provide a research-oriented programme of study.  On the basis of a broad understanding of the subject area with select areas of emphasis, creative and constructive abilities to produce and develop hardware and software systems are nurtured and honed. In addition, the students’ basic research and applied research skills in the field of computer science are developed and enhanced.

Career Prospects

Building on one’s initial career-qualifying degree, this master’s programme provides knowledge and competencies that enable graduates to pursue doctoral research – e.g. in a doctoral programme – or to engage in complex industrial or freelance activities in the areas of research, development, implementation, distribution, or maintenance. Typical areas of activity for computer scientists with a master’s degree are the development of new methods and systems for information processing (e.g. for manufacturing corporations, software companies, and research institutions), the introduction of automated information processing systems in companies or administrative departments, activities relating to operations, in addition to product maintenance and distribution in the computer industry. Computer scientists are also qualified to work at a range of academic institutes, including research and teaching activities at universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical computer science
  • Parallel and distributed systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Computer graphics
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Robotics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree with an examination grade of “good” (2.5) or better in the bachelor's programme Computer Science at the University of Bayreuth or in the bachelor's programme Applied Computer Science at the University of Bayreuth or an equivalent degree
  • Equivalency of the completed bachelor's degree is the responsibility of the board of examiners and is not determined conclusively until the application process is under way; for this reason, no information can be provided in advance
  • IELTS Academic with at least a score of 6,5 or TOEFL with at least a score of 88 or an equivalent certificate

Tuition Fee

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Tuition fees: none /Semester fees: 112,86 €

Living costs for Bayreuth

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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