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M.Sc. Web Science

University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Institute for Web Science and Technologies, Building B, Universitätsstraße 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
Four semesters

Date of commencement
Winter semester starts in October Summer semester starts in April

Application deadline
We strongly advice international applicants to apply as early as possible, at the very latest by mid-May (for winter term) respectively November (for summer term)

There are no tuition fees, only an administrative semester fee of 217 Euro per semester

Student grants / Financial assistance
Students admitted to the program can apply for a financial support scholarship (a partial scholarship) for the first semester.

Students can apply for apartments in the student halls of residence.

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Graduates are excellently prepared for science-based careers in research institutions - including the pursuit of a PhD, - governmental agencies, industry and political organizations. Graduates from the Institute of Web Science and Technologies have found interesting positions at companies such as Google, Ernest & Young, Software AG or Bosch, started their own businesses or continued towards a Ph.D.

Exchange partner schools
Partner Institutes and Research Centers in various countries within the WSTNet (an international network to promote and enhance research and academic teaching in Web Science)

Admission requirements
See opposite

Programme Coordinator
Mr Jun Sun

Contact details for application
Soeren Weiss

University of Koblenz-Landau
Institute for Web Science and Technologies

Master's Program in Web Science

With a master’s degree in Web Science students will be able to technically improve and analyse the web, to understand how the web influences people and what makes online businesses successful. They will not only learn about legal aspects of the web, but also to analyse and understand its content and the communication between its users.

Finally, they will be able to mathematically describe and predict all of the above. Our interdisciplinary curriculum emphasises computer science and builds bridges to social sciences, economics, law, linguistics and mathematics. All mandatory courses are taught in English.

The curriculum is organized in seven module groups:

* Foundations of Web Science establishes the main idea of Web Science. It provides an interdisciplinary primary view of the web and of more abstract web structures.

* The Computer Science track teaches the essential technical aspects, namely web engineering, semantic web and web retrieval.

* Web and Society considers interaction of the web and different user groups: citizens, customers, entrepreneurs, and interest groups.

* The module group Elective Courses in Computer Science provides a wide range of technical topics. Modules may be chosen freely from all Master courses in computer science with relevance to the web given at the University of Koblenz-Landau.

* Elective Interdisciplinary Courses contain web-related modules offered by our university from other disciplines (such as economy, social sciences, linguistics, anthropology, communication theory etc.). Students have to freely elect at least two modules.

* Topics for seminars and research lab can be freely chosen from Web Science subjects. Furthermore, this module group contains a social skills and leadership training.

* The topic of the master's thesis can also be freely chosen from any Web Science subjects.

Admission requirements

1. Standardized proof of English proficiency. A standardised language certificate is required - we accept IELTS band: 6.5; TOEFL iBT® test: 79; Cambridge Certificate: B2. It is not sufficient if your previous studies were held in English.

2. Academic Background in Computer Science. You need either computer science as a major or 60 European Credit Points in Computer Science during your bachelor’s program.

3. Eligibility to enter a master's program in Germany in general. There are some legal requirements that determine if the bachelor’s certificate from your university allows you to enter a master's program in Germany. Uni-assist checks these requirements when you apply for our program.

4. You need a grade between 1 and 2.5 on the German grading scale to enter our program. Uni-assist transforms your grade for us.

Other courses offered by University of Koblenz-Landau

  • MSc in Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials
  • MSc in Ecotoxicology
  • MSc in Environmental Sciences
  • MSc in Mathematical Modelling of Complex Systems

  • About University of Koblenz-Landau

    The University of Koblenz-Landau is one of the youngest universities in Germany and has grown considerably in its relatively short history. Since its transformation from a teacher training college in 1990, numerous new departments and institutes have sprung up. In addition, a wide range of new degree programs and chairs have been created, and existing courses and research consistently expanded.

    At the eight existing faculties on the two campuses in Koblenz and Landau, you can currently study Education, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Computer Science (Koblenz) and Psychology (Landau). Since 1990 the number of students has increased dramatically to about 16.000 enrolled students, with approximately 8.000 at each campus.

    The Institute for Environmental Sciences is located at the campus in Landau and pursues both basic and applied research, in which the central theme is the complex interactions between humans and the environment. The Institute combines the expertise from ten research groups ranging from molecular to ecosystem scales, and also includes social sciences (environmental economics).

    Landau lies in the so-called German Tuscany and is nestled in the Palatinate Forest, a trans-border biosphere reserve with France. This location does not only provide a charming place to live and study but also offers excellent possibilities for outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing or mountain biking.