In the English-language Master’s degree programme Computer Science for Digital Media, students are introduced to the latest research findings in the field of interactive digital media. In addition to providing research-oriented professional training, the programme helps students acquire communication and presentation skills through their project work.

The entire programme is taught in English. »English is the technical language in computer science and thus it has to be an integral part of the curriculum,« says the Computer Science for Digital Media coordinator Prof. Dr. Stefan Lucks. »Our graduates are thus optimally prepared for the IT job market and are competitive especially in international research and development.«

The programme

The internationally recognized and accredited master's programme adopts an integrative approach based on two fundamental concepts:

  • Study of a selection of primary subject areas: media security, data mining, information retrieval, machine learning, visual analytics, optimization, mathematical modelling, mobile media, human-computer interfaces, usability, graphics, computer vision and visualisation.
  • Acquisition of soft skills through a project-based study approach including active training of scientific communication, presentation and writing skills in small groups.

Further information on the curriculum can be found » here


The research-oriented master’s programme is taught by internationally renowned professors:

Research profile

Besides the scientific orientation of the professorships, the research orientation of the master’s programme is further confirmed by a set of descriptors outlined by the Accreditation Council

  • The imparted knowledge of many courses is strongly oriented around the current research of the professorships and provides profound theoretical foundations supplemented by current research questions and results.
  • Scientifically-oriented seminars and projects demand a high degree of independent development of scientific knowledge and provide career-relevant key qualifications. The projects provide a framework for students to propose, implement and defend first independent research initiatives.
  • Students are regularly involved in current research and development projects during their projects, theses and as student assistants.
  • Access to scientific literature (online / on-site) for students is good and the selection available in the library is continually updated by the professors.
  • The laboratories of the professorships offer very good and, in some areas excellent infrastructure for the implementation of projects and theses.
  • The Faculty of Media provides funding for two or three doctoral students per chair. In most cases each chair has further project-funded doctoral students who also serve as tutors for projects and theses. Accordingly excellent mentoring opportunities are available for the up to 30 new MSc students per year with 8 professors and a combined total of approximately 30 Ph.D students available for consultation.

Two further indications of the research orientation of the MSc programme include the students’ involvement in international publication activities and their employment after graduation in an academic or research-oriented environment.