Master Program

The Master Program in Information Science

The Master Program in Information Science offers the scientific and methodology knowledge and skills which qualify for higher and specialized technical tasks as well as executive duties in the economy and the public sector. To achieve this, the students may partly put together their own profile of subjects and qualifications. This is oriented

  • either towards the organizational and technical requirements of the media sector
  • or towards leadership and information technology tasks in the library sector;
  • or thirdly towards operational information management in industry and the design of information architectures.

Availability

The master's program is open for all graduates of bachelor programs in information science, informatics and comparable studies (with reservations). As a consecutive program it is free of tuition fees.

Master Program Structure

The first academic year

In the first year a broad range of knowledge is being built up which deepens the central subjects and contents of the Information Studies in Darmstadt and similar departments of other universities.

From the following five areas you will build up an individual special profile of knowledge:

  • Information Architecture and System Development
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Business Information Engineering & WebMarketing
  • Library Science and Management
  • Media and Communication
  • Leadership, Management, and Legal Studies on Information and Media.

These areas are organized and offered as a catalogue to choose six subject modules and four project modules from, which prepares for higher-order activities on a technically demanding standard.

You may acquire IT- and inter-disciplinary competences both by the predefined breadth of the technical areas to be studied, and from the special modules which belong to the catalogue called „Inter-disciplinary Subjects and Management“.

The second academic year

This year contains the Internship and Research Phase of at least 18 weeks and offers the opportunity to apply the acquired academic knowledge in the context of an internship in a demanding practical task in innovative firms and other organizations. Students will also reflect and discuss their new operational knowledge - acquired from the internship - in an accompanying academic course. In the fourth semester a Master Thesis is composed in four month period which forms the conclusion of the study program with an accompanying scientific course and thesis as well as a final public colloquium.

A successful termination of the program yields to a M.Sc.