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Master in Web Science (M.Sc.)


Course Description

About the Program

With a master’s degree in Web Science you will be able to study and solve problems on the web. Our interdisciplinary curriculum emphasises computer science and builds bridges to social sciences, economics, studies of the law, linguistics and mathematics. All mandatory courses are taught in English.

In general, our programme aims at people with a bachelor’s degree or a minor in computer science. Our programme even is free of tuition. The medium of instruction is English.

More information under: http://west.uni-koblenz.de/en/mws

Employment Outlook

Graduates from the institute WeST have found interesting positions at successful companies, started their own businesses or continued towards a Ph.D. Institute WeST has a limited number of places available each year for pursueing a Ph.D. If you excel earning a master's degree in Web Science you will be in pole position for continuing with doctoral studies.

Studying in Koblenz

Koblenz is one of the oldest and most attractive cities in Germany with its surroundings honoured as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The university of Koblenz-Landau has close contacts to leading companies, offering possibilities for internships, collaboration and project experiences.

Program Structure

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 (two modules) 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 (three modules) teaches the essential technical aspects, namely web engineering, semantic web and web retrieval.

Web and Society (two out of four modules) 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 choosen freely from all Master courses in computer science with relevance to the web given at the University of Koblenz-Landau (three modules or more, mininum 18 ECTS).

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 (12 ECTS).

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.

More information about the curriculum can also be found under: http://west.uni-koblenz.de/en/mws/curriculum

Requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification -

It is a legal requirement in Germany that students own a Higher education entrance qualification („Hochschulzugangsberechtigung“) respectively a Master entrance qualification („Masterzugangsberechtigung“), proven by school leaving certificates or studies completed at secondary education level.

Entrance qualification is not checked by us, but uni-assist (see application process), therefore please refrain from asking us if your diploma will be accepted. Uni-assist provides some further information on higher education entrance qualification.

Academic Background in Computer Science -

You need some academic background in computer science, such as a

bachelor's degree in computer science, business informatics, Computervisualistik (as offered by the University of Koblenz-Landau), Information management (as offered by the University of Koblenz-Landau until 2012 if 60 ECTS in computer science were acquired) or similar.

Students with a minor in computer science (at least 60 European Credit Points) can apply, too. Here we have to make a decision on a by-case-basis. To get an educated guess please contact the course guidance.

Only diplomas of international accredited universities will be accepted. If you are unshure if your academic background fulfils our requirements, do not hesitate to contact us: . Non-academic, practical experience in computer science alone does not qualify you for our programme.

Sufficient Grades in Previous Studies -

The German grading system ranges from 1 ("very good") to 6 ("insufficient"). Lower numbers mean better grades. To be eligible for our programme, the grades from your previous studies must be between 1 and 2.5. Grade conversion into the German system is done by uni-assist (cf. application procedure), so we cannot tell you if your GPA fis sufficient. For a first, non-binding estimation on your eligibility you might want to check the calculator provided by the University of Paderborn.

English Language Proficiency -

The medium of instruction for all required courses is English, some additional electives can be taken in German. Thus, we require a certain level of English proficiency such that studies can be undertaken successfully. Thus, a standardised language certificate is required – proof that your previous studies were held in English are not sufficient and not negiotiable. We accept three types of language proficiency certificates:

a TOEFL result of at least 79 (internet based), 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based)

IELTS test with 6.5 points mininum

Cambridge certificate at level B2 or higher (find an exam center)

Proficiency of German language is not a requirement for application. However, additional elective courses are available in German, and we recommend to learn some basic German for daily life. Some hints on learning German can be found at Deutsche Welle.

Motivational Letter -

Applicants need to supply a motivational letter. Please do not send lenghty standard letters describing your general interest in computer science and your appreciation of the German education system. Instead, refer only to our specific programme and follow these guidelines:

Length should be between 150 and 300 words.

The letter must be written in English.

Specify what you learnt and found particularly interesting in your previous studies or practical experiences. Tell us how you want to deepen these previous experience in our master's programme. You can also describe what you expect to learn here for your future job. You should always refer to our curriculum, especially the module groups Foundations of Web Science, Major Subject Computer Science und Major Subject Web and Society. Make clear that you know our curriculum and point out why you have chosen our programme above others.

Further information under: http://west.uni-koblenz.de/en/mws/requirements

Visit the Master in Web Science (M.Sc.) page on the Universität Koblenz-Landau website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Tevriz from Russia

4038.jpg My name is Tevriz, my boyfriend and I started pursuing the Web Science Master degree here in Koblenz in winter semester 2015. At first, we could not find an apartment on our own, because we were not in the city at the time and our German language skills were insufficient. Fortunately, the International Office of the university came for the rescue. And in the end we found a great apartment in the city center.

Also I received the Successful Start Scholarship from the university, which helped me to settle in the city.
The University organized many events throughout the year for us and I enjoyed participating in it. Koblenz is great city for students and foreigners, and we are glad that we chose it.

(Student Profile)

Martin from Germany

I started studying M.Sc. Web Science in 2013 and currently I'm writing my master's thesis. During my time in Koblenz I especially enjoyed the international atmosphere amongst Web Science students during many activities like climbing, bowling, and city trips. In addition, the interdisciplinarity of the program allowed me to do an internship in the terminology department of a large pharmaceutical company and to study artificial intelligence in the US for one semester. After finishing my thesis I will join the Institute WeST to work on my PhD.

(Student Profile)

Denisse from Mexico

Studying this master's degree has been a truly enriching experience. Koblenz is a small but beautiful city, the school staff is pretty welcoming and they do a great integration job between new students. I had the fortune to get a scholarship for the first 6 months, it has been of huge help to cover expenses and setting everything up.
Diversity is all over the place, since the program is in English mostly targeted for international students, it is a really good opportunity to meet people from all over the world, holding different cultures and from different backgrounds. This means you not only get to live and learn the German culture but cultures from other parts of the globe, plus the master program of course! I also had the chance to share my own culture and traditions.
I started living at a students' dormitory which is a great place to meet the people who will most likely become your best friends.

(Student Profile)

Wayne from Malaysia

It took a fair bit of googling before I came across this University - fast forward 6 months and here I was in Koblenz! The onboarding efforts by the Welcome Center were adequate; there were social gatherings, subsidized trips as well
as a Buddy program to help new students deal with the bureaucracy. I lived in the student dorm in my first semester, the shared kitchen was the best opportunity to socialize with local students, where we often cooked and
played board games together.
Since the Web Science faculty is relatively new, students' feedback on the Web Science programme is welcome and taken into consideration.
Overall I am delighted that I have chosen to pursue my master's education in this university, especially due to the diversity of subjects that are closely-related to my interest in Analytics and Business Intelligence. A small tip for future students: Learn some German before coming here, it will make your stay more fulfilling!


(Scholarship)

Successful Start Scholarship - 6 Awards

The International Office is able to provide limited financial support for international students within the frame of the Profil³-Project. The primary aim of this scholarship is to support qualified international students financially during their first semester at the University of Koblenz-Landau so that they can settle in and get used to living and studying in Germany.Value of the scholarship
• 400 Euro per monthScholarship period
• Period of support: maximum of 6 monthsStart of scholarship payments
The payment order of the monthly scholarship instalments will be issued after the successful applicant has enrolled at the University of Koblenz-Landau after his/her arrival in Koblenz/Landau and has handed in an enrolment certificate to the Welcome Center of the relevant campus.

Value of Scholarship(s)

400 Euro/month for the first 6 months of studying

Eligibility

Applications are accepted from applicants who…
• are not of German nationality,
• are accepted at University of Koblenz-Landau for one of the following international master’s programs:
M.Sc. Ecotoxicology (Landau)
M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (Landau)
M.Sc. Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems (Koblenz)
M.Sc. Web Science (Koblenz)
• have achieved very good grades (GPA of 1.9 or better) in their previous studies
• need financial support

Application Procedure

In order to apply, please hand in the following application documents:
• Properly completed, printed and signed application form
• Copy of the Letter of Admission at University of Koblenz-Landau for winter semester 2016/17
• CV (max. 2 pages)
• Copy of passport or identity cardAdditional documents which applicants might want to hand in to support their application:
• Any relevant document which shows your social situation, e.g. certified copies (and their translations if applicable) of marriage certificates or birth certificate(s) of your child(ren) in German or English.

Further Information

https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/en/international-en/incomings/scholarship/weco-scholarship


(Scholarship)

Partnership Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The International Relations Office is able to provide limited financial support for international students from partner universities (European and non-European). The primary aim of this scholarship is to support qualified international students from our partner universities financially during their first semester at the University of Koblenz-Landau so that they can settle in and get used to living and studying in Germany.Application Deadline:
Ongoing (the scholarship is given on the "first come, first served" basis)Scholarship details:
Scholarship amount: 500 Euros per month
Scholarship duration: 5 to 6 monthsStart of scholarship payments:
The payment order of the monthly scholarship instalments will be issued after the successful applicant has enrolled at the University of Koblenz-Landau after his/her arrival in Koblenz/Landau and has handed in an enrolment certificate to the International Relations Office.
Applications are NOT accepted from students who…
- are exchange students or short-term students at University of Koblenz-Landau
- are not from our partner universities
- are registered only to acquire an academic certificate but not a full degree qualification
- are of German nationality or who have completed their higher education entrance qualification or their under-graduate studies in Germany
- receive BAföG payments
- receive a full or partial scholarship from another organisation/institution

Value of Scholarship(s)

500 euro per month for 1st semester

Eligibility

Applications are accepted from applicants who…- are not of German nationality,- have completed/will be completing their bachelor's degree at one of our partner universities,- are admitted to the University of Koblenz-Landau for any master's program, including one of the following international master’s programs:M.Sc. Ecotoxicology (Landau)
M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (Landau)
M.Sc. Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems (Koblenz)
M.Sc. Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials (Koblenz)
M.Sc. Web Science (Koblenz)- start their studies in the winter semester 2016/17
- have achieved good grades (GPA of 2,3 or better) in their previous studies

Application Procedure

In order to apply, please hand in the following application documents: - Properly completed, printed and signed application form
- Copy of the Letter of Admission to the University of Koblenz-Landau for winter semester 2016/17
- CV (max. 2 pages)
- Copy of passport or identity cardPlease note that your application can only be considered if you submit a properly completed application form along with all the required documents within the given deadline.Furthermore, the scholarship payments will only be started after the successful enrollment at the University of Koblenz-Landau for the winter semester 2016/17.

Further Information

https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/en/international-en/incomings/scholarship/partnership_scholarship



Entry Requirements

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