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Beginnung of program: each winter semester (September/October) and each summer semester (March)

Duration of program: 5 semesters (2 ½ years), Masterthesis included

ECTS: 120 credits

Degree: „Master of Science (M.Sc.) “

Program Structure

The Master’s program is designed as a post-graduate program parallel to professional employment and makes extensive use of modern E-learning approaches, such as online lectures and seminars as well as computer-mediated communication and collaboration. This program is offered as a “Verbundstudium” (i.e. combined campus and distance learning).


  • 1st semester: Foundations and Principles I & II
  • 2nd and 3rd semesters: four modules to be chosen from Web Trust & Security, Decision & Management, Web & Cooperation, Web & Society or Design)
  • 4th semester: Web Development Project
  • 5th semester: the programme concludes with the Master’s thesis.


The curriculum puts great emphasis on project management skills by offering projects in nearly every phase of the program as well as on scientific and communication skills through seminar-based work.

Studying online and on-site

For the most part, courses are held as online lectures, online seminars and online project work. Students will participate in online sessions on approximately two evenings per week during each semester. At the beginning and end of each semester, students will convene for an on-site weekend in Cologne.

Forms of Assessment

Forms of assessment include written or oral examinations, presentations and group work.