Uni-Tübingen

Media Informatics - Master

Key data on study program

Faculty
Science

Academic Degree
Master

Restricted admission
None

Regular duration of studies
4 semester

Is a combination subject required?
No

Application deadline 1st semester

Application deadline for Germans and EU citizens 
Summer semester: 15.03
Winter semester: 15.09

Application deadline for non-EU citizens
Summer semester: 15.01
Winter semester: 15.07

Valid for all applicants with German or EU university entrance qualification.

Program start
Winter semester, Summer semester

Language of instruction
German, English

Costs
Tuition and other fees

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Requirements and application

The Master Media Informatics is an admission-free study program. However, an application is also required for study programs without admission restrictions. In an online application process, the quality of the previous degree and the affinity of the applicants to the respective field of study are determined. Via the online application portal, applicants can check in an interview whether they meet the requirements for a Master's application. All other application documents can also be found there. The enrollment deadline is March 31 for the summer semester and September 30 for the winter semester. The application must be completed in time and all documents must be sent in time.

Applicants must have completed an above-average Bachelor’s degree in media informatics science or in a similary course of at least 2.5 or an adequate number of provisional credit points.

Course languages are German (GER B2-C1 (Testdaf4444 or DSH2)) and English (GER B2-C1 (Testdaf4444 or DSH2)).

The Media Informatics program cannot be complemented with a minor subject.

Program details

The M.Sc. Media Informatics provides advanced content in media informatics with the core areas of human-computer interaction and media production, web and internet, computer graphics and visual computing, and multimedia technology. It also includes a practical module, which can be designed to be research- or application-oriented.

The program includes a practical module, which can be research- or application-oriented. It is characterized by a high degree of freedom of choice; in addition to the core modules of media informatics, courses in computer science and certain application subjects can be attended.

The M.Sc. Media Informatics provides advanced content in media informatics with the core areas of human-computer interaction, web programming and internet, computer graphics and visual computing as well as multimedia technology. It also includes a practical module, which can be designed to be research- or application-oriented. The program is characterized by a high degree of elective freedom; in addition to the core modules in media informatics, courses in computer science and specific application subjects can be taken.

The study of media informatics in the master's program is divided into two academic years (4 semesters of standard study time). At the end of the program, students write a master's thesis in which they work independently on a scientific problem from the field of media informatics.

Information on the Erasmus program (Uppsala, Schweden) for students of computer and cognitive science

Optional time abroad
You may choose to spend some time abroad as part of any study program. You should start planning it 12 to 18 months before your departure. 
Here you will find general information and advice on studying abroad. In addition, some departments have their own subject-specific services providing information on studying abroad.

Tübingen's computer science department is one of the strongest in research in Germany and is internationally renowned. It maintains close collaborations with major business enterprises and research institutes (e.g. three Max Planck Institutes in Tübingen) on a national and international level. It is characterized by interdisciplinary cooperation with medicine, biology, psychology, media science and many other departments at the University of Tübingen.

Tübingen is part of the Stuttgart metropolitan area, one of the strongest economic regions in Europe with a flourishing automotive industry and IT sector. Tübingen and the surrounding area (including Reutlingen, Böblingen, Sindelfingen as well as the tinkerer region Neckar-Alb) is home to many university spin-offs, startups, medium-sized companies and large enterprises with a high demand for computer scientists.

In addition to excellent future prospects, this environment also offers numerous opportunities for part-time student jobs.

Facts and figures:

In the winter term 2021/22 about 2400 students study at the Department of Computer Science:

  • Bioinformatik Bachelor of Science:   
  • Bioinformatik/Bioinformatics Master of Science:
  • Bioinformatik Promotion:

135

140

33

  • Informatik Bachelor of Science Hauptfach:  
  • Informatik Bachelor of Science Nebenfach:
  • Informatik/ Computer Science Master of Science:
  • Informatik Promotion:

679

74

283

131

  • Informatik Bachelor of Education:
  • Informatik Bachelor of Education berufl LA:
  • Informatik Master of Education:
  • Informatik Vorleistungen Erweiterungsfach:
  • Informatik Master of Education Erweiterungsfach:

84

2

12

14

14

  • Machine Learning Master of Science:
99
  • Medieninformatik Bachelor of Science:
  • Medieninformatik/ Media Informatics Master of Science:

134

54

  • Medizininformatik Bachelor of Science:
  • Medizininformatik/Medical Informatics Master of Science:

76

24

The module handbook of the M.Sc. Media Informatics describes the goals and structure of a degree program. In the module handbook you will find details of the type of modules offered and their respective workloads as well as the classes, requirements and assessment. An ideal course plan is set out in the module handbook to help you plan your studies. The module handbook and the exam regulations help you to understand the framework and conditions of your program, and enable you to choose the right modules/ classes.

The exam regulations of the MSc Media Informatics contain the legally binding regulations for a degree program. They set out, for instance, which modules must be taken and which assessment must be completed in order to successfully complete the degree program. The exam regulations also regulate how often exams may be repeated, which deadlines apply to assessment, and how the final grade is calculated. The exam regulations and the module handbook help you to understand the framework and conditions of your program, and enable you to choose the right modules/ classes.

After your studies

The master's degree program in media informatics also enables applicants with a UAS degree to pursue university studies, thereby opening up attractive opportunities for doctoral studies and an academic career.

The following occupational fields are exemplary:

  • Innovation and research: development of new types of electronic media

  • Development of digital learning and interaction platforms: Software development, software architecture, project management, entertainment industry: development of computer and video games, radio and television

  • Software development: design of user interfaces for computers, PDAs, cell phones, televisions, home appliances, consumer electronics and electronic health products

  • Web engineering & Internet agencies: development of websites, interactive web applications (Web 2.0) and personalized web applications (Web 3.0)

  • Automotive industry: development of driver assistance systems

Advice and internships
The University’s Career Service assists with careers orientation and getting started in your profession. Jobs and internships can be found in the Praxisportal.

Graduates of the Master program have the opportunity to continue with a PhD. For further information see the website Faculty of Science - Doctoral Studies.

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