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German universities offer degree programmes that fit every wish and level of education. Depending on where you are in your academic career, German universities offer you the following options: begin a bachelor’s programme as a first-time student (undergraduate study). complete several semesters of study abroad as part of your degree programme in your home country. enroll in a graduate programme after receiving your undergraduate degree. earn your doctorate.

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Master of Science in Applied Geoinformatics
Master’s programme in Applied Geoinformatics is a study programme conducted by the Faculty of Regional and Environmental Science, in cooperation with the faculties of Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Informatics. It is coordinated by the Faculty of Environmental Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, and focuses on the combined use of quantitative remote sensing methods with GIS techniques to develop advanced mapping approaches for environmental observation and monitoring
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Master of Science in Computational Mathematics
In addition to being a science in its own right, mathematics plays a fundamental role in the quantitative areas of practically all other academic disciplines, particularly in the natural sciences, engineering, business administration, economics, medicine and psychology. Mathematical results permeate nearly all facets of life and are a necessary prerequisite for the vast majority of modern technologies – and as our IT systems become increasingly powerful, we are able to mathematically handle enormous amounts of data and solve ever more complex problems. Special emphasis is placed on developing the students' ability to formalise given problems in a way that facilitates algorithmic processing. Also, they are enabled to choose or develop, and subsequently apply, suitable algorithms to solve problems in an appropriate manner. The degree programme is theoretical in its orientation, with strongly application-oriented components. Studying this programme, you can gain advanced knowledge in the mathematical areas of cryptography, computer algebra, algorithmic algebra and geometry, image and signals processing, statistics and stochastic simulation, dynamical systems and control theory as well as expert knowledge in computer science fields such as data management, machine learning and data mining. Furthermore, you will have the chance to learn how to apply your knowledge to tackle problems in areas as diverse as marketing, predictive analytics, computational finance, digital humanities, IT security and robotics.
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Master of Science in Data Science
The MSc Data Science is an interdisciplinary programme. It is carried out jointly by the Department of Statistics and the Institute for Informatics at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München. The curriculum is a modularised study programme. It comprises lectures, exercise classes, lab courses, and practicals. It also includes summer schools and focused tutorials. Semesters 1-2: Core modules Statistics and Informatics; Individual Modules (Fundamentals of Data Science); Predictive Modelling; Human Computation and Analytics Semesters 2-3: Data Ethics and Data Security; Elective Modules; Current Research in Data Science Semester 3: "Data Science Practical" Semester 4: Master’s thesis and defence
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Software Systems Engineering
This programme focuses on the design and implementation of complex software systems, including their embedding in technical and socio-technical systems. The programme is designed to take full advantage of the scope and environment. Students will gain knowledge of theoretical, practical, and applied aspects of computer science, which will allow them to adapt quickly to the constant changes in this fast-paced field. In addition, students will gain the ability to understand the necessary depth and interdisciplinary skills by taking courses in several areas. The programme features the areas of theoretical computer science, communication, data and information management, applied computer science, and software engineering. Students will take two further seminars and a lab course, and they will conclude their studies by writing a Master's thesis.
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Master of Science in Information Technology
First semester, compulsory subjects: Advanced Topics in Algorithms - Discrete Signals and Systems - Probability and Statistics - Usability Engineering - Scientific Methods and Writing - Management Skills and Business Administration Second semester, compulsory subject: Innovation and Development Strategies Second semester, compulsory optional subjects: Communication for Distributed Systems - Embedded Systems Design - Industrial Software Engineering - Information Fusion - Intelligent Technical Systems - Network Security - Advanced Topics in Machine Learning Third semester: Research Project Fourth semester: Master’s thesis.
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Master of Science in Business Administration
Being able to choose from five different specialization fields, you will select one major and start the focus on that respective field from the beginning. The focus can be put on the following disciplines within business administration: accounting and taxation corporate development finance marketing supply chain management
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Master of Science in Economics
The MSc Economics programme, widens your knowledge gained in your Bachelor's studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a Master's is indispensable. Graduates find possible fields of employment in specifically economy-dominated areas of public institutions like ministries, central banks, agencies, and public authorities (like antitrust divisions or regulatory authorities), European institutions (like the European Commission) or international institutions (like World Bank). Additionally, universities and research institutes as well as economic departments of private institutions (banks, consulting agencies, larger industrial corporations, organisations or the media) offer jobs for economists. Moreover, graduates of this programme are especially in demand in other areas of the private sector (like consulting agencies, investment banking or corporations of the network industry).
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MSc in Cognitive Science
Students will gain an understanding of how perceptual and cognitive processes function and interact in humans, technology, economics, organisation, communication, and behaviour. Central disciplines of this programme are: Psychology Computer Science Biology Linguistics Philosophy
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Master of Science in Economics and Finance
The Economics and Finance Master's programme is a consecutive course of study that expands upon your undergraduate foundation of economics and business studies. It is designed to consolidate existing expertise while enhancing it with advanced specialist qualifications in the fields of finance and economics. In particular, the programme will impart to you cutting-edge methods, applications, and models found in economics, corporate finance, and the analysis of international financial markets. Through experiments in game theory, behavioural economics analysis, and empirical market analysis, you'll develop and learn to employ a sophisticated research methodology. The multidisciplinary curriculum investigates not only law and economic issues, but also incorporates important macroeconomic and social issues as well. Among other things, you'll examine how conflicting viewpoints and actions can negatively affect competition and the financial and goods markets, illustrating both the importance and usefulness of value orientated, ethical behaviour in business. This multifaceted approach will enable you to effectively examine and evaluate economic issues in financial and competitive markets in both national and international contexts. The degree programme is taught in English. As a result, you'll gain not only near-native proficiency in the language, but also fluency in the advanced terminology and nomenclature used in the highest economic and fiscal circles at the international level. This adds a further dimension to your profile that helps you stand out as an internationally-oriented expert in economics and finance.
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Master of Science International Finance
The Master in International Finance, is designed for students from Germany and abroad who are interested in an international and interdisciplinary programme in finance. Applicants are expected to have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification and the requisite basic knowledge of finance. The Master’s programme comprises advanced finance courses, enabling students to expand and deepen their theoretical and practical skills in both traditional and innovative financial management methods. The programme focuses equally on corporate and capital market finance. Graduates of the Master in International Finance will have acquired extensive expertise in finance as well as the skills to effectively take on demanding financial management tasks in a variety of sectors.
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Master of Science in Cyber Security
The goal of the international Master's programme in Cyber Security is to train qualified graduates in the field of IT security so that they can meet the growing demands of society. With its foundation in computer science and engineering, this programme focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of cyber security, which are conveyed to the students in small groups with a teacher-student ratio that is optimal for supervision. This programme equips graduates with the skills needed to design, implement, and manage cyber security concepts. Students will not only gain knowledge of the most important principles and methods of cyber security (as well as methods that are typically applied by hackers) but will also be taught how to apply this knowledge in the real world. Upon graduation, students will be able to develop new approaches and methods aimed at protecting IT systems and critical infrastructures. This qualifies them to develop new approaches and methods to protect IT systems and critical infrastructures which correspond to the current state of the art, while respecting the organisational and legal conditions. These approaches and methods will correspond to the state of the art and will consider various organisational aspects and legal regulations. Furthermore, they will be qualified to implement cyber security strategies, contribute to the further development of the subject area, and take on the many challenging tasks facing the industry and research community today.
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Master of Science in International Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship
International Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship (IMME) is a four-semester, full-time study programme leading to a Master of Science (MSc). The curriculum provides students with a deep understanding of concepts and analytical methods in the areas of international management, marketing, and entrepreneurship. The programme seamlessly combines mathematical management tools, strategic planning, and psychological insights. It also prepares students for knowledge-based management positions in the upper and top-level management of multinational corporations and organisations. Programme participants may specialize in one of the following areas: In the field of International Management, students acquire comprehensive knowledge about strategic activities of organisations, in particular about strategic decision-making of top management teams. This specialization focuses on internationalization strategies, innovation management, and cross-cultural management. In the field of Marketing, students gain insights into processes and methods of market research as well as the control and analysis of marketing activities. Furthermore, this specialization focuses on the influence of the social and physical environment of consumers and their behaviour. In the field of Entrepreneurship, students intensify their knowledge of business decision-making and business planning. Special attention is given to entrepreneurial decision-making practices, business model generation, organizational strategies, and key procedures for the successful foundation of an organization.
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Master of Arts in Political Science
Some examples of the questions that this programme looks at include the following: What are principal-agent problems in parliamentary democracies? What is the difference between structural and instrumental business power regarding the bailout programmes for banks in the recent economic and financial turmoil? Should the president of the European Commission be directly elected by European citizens? What is the meaning of the dimensions of experience discussed in Plato's Allegory of the Cave? What are the differences between publicly communicated and actual ends in the process that became known as the Arab Spring? Use the example of the bilateral relations between the United States and a country of your choosing to illustrate them. What effective means exist? The MA Political Science, widens the knowledge gained in your Bachelor's course of studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. This qualifies for national and international, thematically widespread occupations for political scientists in the areas of the economy, media and political institutions. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a Master's is indispensable. Besides offering the opportunity to future PhD studies, the Master's programme in political science opens the door to exercise functions in political consulting or political functions in general. Furthermore, possible areas of employment can be found in administration and state institutions as well as in political parties, political foundations and associations. In the parliamentary stage, political scientists often act as office managers or assistants to members of national or local parliaments. Additionally, international and European employers (like the EU) emerge as attractive perspectives of employment. International IGOs and NGOs offer job opportunities in project management or public relations for applicants with the right profile. Also, public law and private media enterprises offer job opportunities to political scientists. Take your professional future into your own hands and benefit from the theoretically and methodically-oriented approach of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, which combines research and teaching with practical experience.
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Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
The programme is made up of the following modules: Bio-pharmaceutical Engineering, with the course Pharmaceutical Engineering including labs Purification Techniques, with lectures and a special course on this subject as well as a lecture on Good Manufacturing Practice Pharmaceutical Technology, with the courses Pharmacology and Drug Development & Formulation Cell Culture Systems, with lectures in Cell Culture Techniques and Hosts & Expression Systems as well as a special course in Cell Culture Techniques Bio-analytics, with courses in Off-line and At-line Analytics, Biochemical Analytics and Bio assays Bio process Automation, with lectures and a special course on this subject Process Simulation, with lectures and practice in Analysis, Modelling & Simulation of Bio processes Bio-pharmaceutical Research, with laboratory projects in Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Bio process Engineering and the research seminar Students complete their Master's theses during the third semester. Soft skills are trained in the various modules, particularly in the seminar.
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Master of Science in Neurosciences
The main focus of the programme is on cognitive neurosciences. In the first semester, students acquire basic theoretical knowledge in cellular, molecular, systemic, theoretical, and clinical neurosciences as well as practical experience by attending courses on programming and laboratory animal science. The second semester allows students to focus on their individual interests by choosing three advanced practical modules. Consolidation and application of the advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and training of abilities in the area of experimental design and scientific communication is the aim of two lab rotations in the third semester. Both can be made in another institute or clinic in Germany or abroad, followed by a Master’s project in the last semester.
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Master of Arts in Accounting and controlling
This postgraduate programme takes an international approach to combine theory and practice in providing broad business administration skills focused on international financial reporting standards and controlling. It builds on the knowledge gained during undergraduate studies, sustainably expands skills, and provides opportunities for students to independently develop creative solutions. The programme provides the skills needed to analyse and identify goal-oriented operative and strategic measures and implement them in new and diverse settings. The individual modules are strongly interactively structured, which not only encourages the participants' presentation skills and powers of articulation but also integrates their wealth of experience and insights into the process of mastering complex issues. Furthermore, students will practise solving economic and managerial problems independently and as part of a team.
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Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Process Management
The Master in Business Intelligence and Process Management, is designed for graduates from Germany and abroad who have completed a career-oriented first degree (usually a Bachelor’s degree) and would like to study for a postgraduate degree with an international group of students. The emphasis is on information technology as an enabler for corporate value creation. The "Business Intelligence" stream stresses the growing importance of data for corporate decision making (this trend of larger and more complex data sets is called "Big Data"). The "Business Process Management" stream focuses on the organizational impacts of ICT (information and communication technology). The programme prepares students for positions as business IT specialists, consultants, project managers, or executive managers in companies active in the international arena. All courses are set up as interactive seminars and taught in English. Main teaching methods are case studies, project-oriented learning, and team-based learning. The small group size encourages direct dialogue and close contact between students and academic staff, facilitating intensive work and eye-opening discussions.
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Master of Science in Environmental Sciences
The international and interdisciplinary Master’s programme in Environmental Sciences (ES) is designed for graduates in environmental, life, and geosciences who intend to specialise in different fields of environmental assessment, monitoring, and management issues. Based on advanced methodological skills and systems analysis, the students will be trained for jobs in public authorities, private agencies, relevant sections in related industries, insurance companies, and others. In addition, the Master’s degree entitles graduates to follow a scientific career in universities and research institutions. The programme offers three alternative fields of specialisation: Environmental Monitoring and Pollution Assessment (ES I): Impacts of climate change and environmental pollution to environmental systems, chemical analysis of the environmental impact of toxic substances on biotic and abiotic environment, disturbance of ecological cycles, assessment of cause-and-effect chains Environmental Remote Sensing and Modelling (ES II): Use of remote sensing systems for assessing and monitoring the environment, focused on terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere/climate system; integration of process models and spatial data analysis (in numerical models and GIS) Environmental Conservation and Restoration Management (ES III): Management strategies for nature conservation and restoration as well as dumpsite reclamation and remediation Main study subjects in this international Master’s programme are: Analytical and Ecological Chemistry, Bio-geography, Computer Sciences, Environmental Meteorology / Climatology, Environmental Remote Sensing and Geo informatics, Geo botany, Geology, Geo statistics, Hydrology, Mathematics, Soil Sciences, Sustainable Development
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Master of Science in Natural Resources Management and Development
Within the MSc NRM programme students get acquainted with natural resources management related topics like agricultural economics, Eco-balancing and decision-support systems, food security, land use systems, public services and housing provision, resource-efficient buildings and quarters, urban and community based management, and others
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Master of Science in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
Within the field of mathematics, the study programme focuses on financial mathematics, actuarial sciences, statistics, and computational methods. Lectures in the mentioned fields are accompanied by seminars, reading courses, and project seminars. In addition, the participants take modules like Insurance Economics, Economics of Banking, Dynamics of Financial Markets.
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Master of Science in Media Informatics
MSc programme in Media Informatics combines practical relevance with a firm grounding in the underlying scientific principles. Students acquire the analytical, creative, and practical skills that are needed to develop software and systems used in digital media. Students also receive training in the necessary design skills through a cooperative arrangement. Students take courses in media informatics and informatics. They carry out a media art and design project and also spend a practical work experience phase in a company active in the field. Soft-skill seminars are also offered. These seminars allow students to develop their communication, presentation, and rhetorical skills while consolidating and applying the theoretical knowledge acquired in the taught courses. During the semester-long work experience phase, students gain insight into and an understanding of the professional world of digital media and multimedia technologies. The project-based curriculum enables students to hone their practical media skills and encourages interdisciplinary teamwork. Students are also provided with an opportunity to participate in current research projects and thus lay the foundation for a future academic career.
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Master of Science in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering is a new multidisciplinary programme. It offers the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge in both biotechnological processes and classical chemical engineering.. Apart from basic knowledge in biological and bio catalytic processes, separation technologies, mechanical and reaction engineering, Master’s students will gain an insight into the most challenging problems on the boundaries between these disciplines and participate in the collaborative research of several departments. The standard duration of the course is two years. In the first year, students take part in lectures, exercises and laboratory work. A project and a subject-specific seminar or a process design course take place in the third semester. The course of study is completed with a six-month Master’s thesis in the fourth semester. The technological challenges of modern society and the requirements of the globalised labour market call for an excellent engineering education as well as for a sound additional qualification in the fields of business and management, soft skills and humanities.
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MSc in Environmental Engineering
The Master's programme is devoted to the study of the quality of the environment and to the technology of its conservation. It involves basic education and training from civil engineering programmes and chemical engineering, microbiology, hydrology and chemistry, in order to broaden the perspective on potential solutions to environmental problems. The programme is designed with some flexibility in order to suit the specific needs of the candidates with respect to their different academic backgrounds. The standard duration of the course is two years. In the first year, students take part in lectures, exercises and laboratory work. A project and a subject-specific seminar or a process design course take place in the third semester. The course of study is completed with a six-month Master's thesis in the fourth semester. The technological challenges of modern society and the requirements of the globalised labour market call for an excellent engineering education as well as for a sound additional qualification in the fields of business and management, soft skills and humanities.
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MSc in Financial Economics
At the heart of this programme are issues relating to the financial sector, capital market theory, operating principles and regulations of the banking and financial markets, and empirical market research. This programme will enable students to recognise and analyse economic problems on an academic level. Students will gain skills to conduct self-directed research relating to economics and finance. They will complete practical projects applying specialised research methods, develop solutions for scientific questions independently, and learn about the ethical and moral foundations necessary for business management worldwide. This study programme builds upon a strong foundation of courses, including quantitative methods, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. This programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge, methods, and skills necessary for future professional careers as economists, financial analysts, or managers. The training that graduates in this programme receive will prepare them to take on managerial positions in the private or public sectors of both local and international companies. Graduates will be equipped to work at management consultancies, banks, insurance companies, and financial institutions. Moreover, the study programme will provide students with the necessary business and economic knowledge to pursue a doctoral study programme (PhD) in this field.
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