Information Systems (Master of Science)

The consecutive master’s programme over three semesters is designed for graduates of bachelor’s degrees who want to get to know more specific scientific and practical methods after their first degree that qualifies for a profession. This degree programme was launched in the summer semester 2007. It was accredited by ASIIN in December 2008, re-accredited in April 2014.

What our students say

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Sebastian K., 3rd semester master’s in Information Systems

For me, the master’s studies in Information Systems at FHWS are a good addition to my studies of Computer Science. I can not only deepen my specific computer science knowledge, but also acquire a broad range of knowledge about business/economics and management which is the perfect preparation for my future career. Despite the broad approach, FHWS gives me the opportunity to specialise and get a deeper knowledge by offering elective modules. The marvellous new building as well as the friendly interaction with the professors of course support the acquisition of knowledge, too. All in all, I can absolutely recommend this master’s programme to all who want both deepen their specialist knowledge and broaden their minds.

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Simon Lichtinghagen, 3rd semester master’s in Information Systems

The Information System master’s is the perfect addition to the bachelor’s studies. Built upon the bachelor’s programmes of the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems, the Information System master’s offers a deeper insight into both academic work as well as social and business information systems. But you also acquire a sound knowledge about the technological basics of these systems. Students can always adjust the programme to their personal preferences with the help of the many elective modules on offer. Additionally, there is comprehensive equipment related to virtual reality, augmented reality and Internet of Things available to students. Usually the courses are seminar-like with not too many participants so getting a good relation between students and lecturer is pretty easy. Above all, you will study centrally at one of the most modern FHWS locations.


Overview

  • Full-time studies for three semesters in German with optional modules in German and English.
  • There are about 25 places per year available.
  • During the programme, a total of 90 ECTS credits must be achieved.
  • FHWS location: Sanderheinrichsleitenweg 20 in Würzburg
  • Studies can be taken up in the summer semester (15 March) or winter semester (1 October).
  • Degree: Master of Science

International activities

  1. Students get the opportunity to take part in a field trip abroad.
  2. Several core elective modules are taught in English.
  3. After their 1st semester, master’s students can go to a partner university abroad to study.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in the field of computer science, business informatics/business information systems or a related programme with a degree grade of at least 2.5 or higher.
  • Proof of necessary English language skills at the level B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

For more information, please refer to the Department of Student Affairs (HSST).

Your contact there is
Mr Sebastian von der Weide
phone 0931-3511-6139
Email: sebastian.vdweide[at]fhws.de

For more information about an application, please refer to the website of FHWS.

Application

Please follow the link to get to the pages of the Department of Student Affairs (HSST) on the main page of FHWS. Among others, they handle applications and the enrolment.

In addition to information related to application and studies at FHWS, you will also find information on the online application.

Please note the application periods!

  • Summer semester (15 March): 15 November through 15 January
  • Winter semester (1 October): 1 May through 15 July

If you have any questions about applications, please contact

Mr Sebastian von der Weide
phone 0931 3511-6139
e-mail sebastian.vdweide[at]fhws.de

Programme structure

The curriculum of the Information System master’s consists of the following modules:

  • six core modules in equal parts from computer science and business informatics
  • four core elective modules
  • one module on theories of science
  • one module on social and leadership competence
  • one academic seminar (Wissenschaftsseminar)
  • the master’s thesis
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Module overview for the Master's in Information Systems

Questions?

The programme director is responsible for

  • devising and further developing the programme’s contents;
  • verifying the course contents in consultation with the module managers;
  • monitoring the compilation of module descriptions and study plans.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Karsten Huffstadt

FAQs

Application & Admission

How much is the semester ticket for public transport?

For more information, please visit the Studentenwerk’s page on the semester ticket.

What is the numerus clausus for Information Systems?

You need a bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science or business informatics with a degree grade of at least 2.5 or higher.

What are the admission requirements for taking up master’s studies at FHWS?
  • Bachelor’s degree in the area of computer science or business informatics with a degree grade of at least 2.5 or higher.
  • Proof of necessary English language skills at the level B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); please go to the FAQ page for more information.

For more information, please refer to the Department of Student Affairs (HSST). If you have any questions, please use the HSST contact form.

For more information about an application, please refer to the website of FHWS.

Questions on the start of studies

Are there any online offers I should know and make myself familiar with?

For current news on studies in general and semester dates and deadlines, please visit the homepage of the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems.

In order to register for courses, please go to our Moodle platform.

General programme-related questions

Who is my contact for questions about studying Information Systems?

The programme director is responsible for

  • devising and further developing the programme’s contents;
  • verifying the course contents in consultation with the module managers;
  • monitoring the compilation of module descriptions and study plans.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Karsten Huffstadt

What is in the programme’s curriculum?

During your studies, you will have to complete the following courses:

1st semester

  • Architectures of Information Systems
  • Core elective module (FWPM)
  • Internal Business Processes and Systems
  • Social and Leadership Skills
  • Distributed Application Systems

2nd semester

  • Core elective module (FWPM)
  • Information Management
  • Collaborative Processes and Systems
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Theories of Science

3rd semester

  • Master’s thesis
  • Science Seminar

Specific programme-related questions

Where can I find information on possible scholarships?

Follow the link for information about scholarships.

Where can I find information about a semester abroad and projects abroad?

Please contact the FIW International Affairs Officer Prof. Dr. Peter Braun, if you are a student at FIW and interested in our offerings regarding internationalisation.

If you are a student of one of our partner universities, please first have a look at our catalogue of modules taught in English which are offered each summer semester.