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Web Science (berufsbegleitend)(M.Sc.)

Technische Hochschule Köln

Studienprofil Infos

Application deadlines

Applicants from Germany:

  • summer term: 31.01. CUAS platform (which will be open at the beginning of December)
  • winter term: 15.08.

International applicants:

  • summer term: 05.01. uni assist; 31.01. CUAS platform (which will be open at the beginning of December)
  • winter term: 30.06. (estimated)

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Description of content

In this day and age, the term Web refers to the interconnection of people, services and systems (e.g. technical, economic, social and cultural interconnection). Web Science deals with phenomena in and of the Web and utilizes knowledge, concepts and methods from corresponding disciplines and perspectives (computer science, economics, business administration, law, design, social sciences, etc.). Web Scientists manage web projects and are capable of embracing holistic perspectives and out-of-the-box thinking on different web phenomena. The Master’s programme includes modules such as:

  • Foundations and Principles of the Web
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Web Trust & Security
  • Web & Society
  • Web & Cooperation
  • Design
  • Development Projects for the Web

Graduates of this programme will find professional employment in a range of companies, scientific or public institutions and will manage projects related to the Web. 

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Educational organisation

The Master’s programme is designed as a post-graduate programme parallel to professional employment and makes extensive use of modern E-learning approaches, such as online lectures and seminars as well as computer-mediated communication and collaboration. This programme is offered as a »Verbundstudium« (i.e. combined campus and distance learning).

Duration of programme: 5 semesters.

Content of the programme:

  • Foundations and Principles I (Web Elements)
  • Foundations and Principles II (Strategy & Marketing)
  • Design
  • Web Trust & Security
  • Decision & Management
  • Web & Cooperation
  • Web & Society
  • Web Project Development
  • Master Thesis

The curriculum puts great emphasis on project management skills by offering projects in nearly every phase of the programme as well as on scientific and communication skills through seminar-based work.

For the most part, courses are held as online lectures, online seminars and online projectwork. Students will participate in online sessions on approximately two evenings per week during each semester. At the beginning and end of each semester, students will convene for an on-site weekend in Cologne.

Course objectives

The main objective of the course is to expand students’ competencies and capabilities in terms of conceptual and practical achievements concerning web phenomena. The Master’s programme also aims at expanding students’ decision-making and project management skills in complex situations. Analytical and holistic thinking is cultivated in order to manage and act in web projects.

Study abroad unit

The programme is aimed at an international audience and – with the exception of two on-site weekends in Cologne per semester – takes place online. It is therefore not necessary to provide students with an opportunity to spend a part of the programme abroad.

Language requirement

Proficiency in English is expected.

Academic admission requirements

For admission to the Master’s programme »Web Science« (M. Sc.), the applicant is required to have successfully completed his/her Bachelor studies in one of the following fields: computer science, business administration, design, law, psychology or social science. For graduates in other fields than computer science, the programme board will decide on the approval. In addition, applicants are to attest to their professional employment of at least one year after graduation (Bachelor’s programme).

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • informal application letter
  • graduation certificate (certified copy)
  • curriculum vitae (in tabular form)

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Final Degree: Master of Science (Web Science)
Beginning of Programme: Every summer and winter semester 
Programme Duration: 5 semesters (2.5 years)
Course Language: The whole course is taught in English.
Distinctive feature: Online courses (apart from 2 on-site weekends per semester in Cologne)

Application deadline

Applicants from Germany / with a German degree:

  • summer term: 30.01.
  • winter term: 15.08.

International applicants:

  • summer term: 10.12. uni assist; 08.01. CUAS platform (which will be open at the beginning of December)
  • winter term: 30.06. (estimated)


Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Institute for Informatics
Steinmüllerallee 1
51643 Gummersbach

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hartmann
+49 (0)2261 8196 – 3241

Christiane Grünloh, M.Sc.
+49 (0)2261 8196 – 6238

International Office
Martina Brüderle | Room 1.104
+49 (0)2261 8196 – 6519

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