The large amounts of computing power provided by the latest generation of small mobile devices are opening up a wide variety of new communication channels. Computer scientists specialized in the field of digital media have the skills to exploit this computing power in a creative manner and to design intuitive, user-friendly interfaces.

One of the defining features of Saarland University's M.Sc. programme in Media Informatics is that it 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 the software and systems used in digital media. Students also receive training in the necessary design skills through a cooperative arrangement with Saarland's University of Art and Design (HBKsaar). 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 that 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. The M.Sc. programme also provides students with an opportunity to participate in current research projects and thus lay the foundation for a future academic career.

Media informatics graduates are employed to plan, design and implement multimedia digital software systems. Typically, graduates are employed to research, develop and design intelligent methods of man-machine interaction, to provide technology consulting and coordination services to companies, to incorporate new media into projects in the journalism and media sector, and to develop edutainment concepts.

Course of study Medieninformatik
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction English
English language requirements C1
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester
Restricted entry Yes
Application deadline 15.01.2020 for summer semester 2020
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
Tuition fees Not applicable
Semester fee See current fee structure
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page Web page Computer Science