Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Medien
Faculty of Media

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Information about the study programme ​Master Media Informatics

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Media informatics is a practice-oriented, technical and scientific discipline. It is characterised by its strong interdisciplinary relationship to the various areas of media design and digital media production. 

Alongside subject-specific methodology, media informatics specialists also require an understanding of and ability to communicate with the neighbouring disciplines: media design and production. 

Today, media technology is available almost anywhere any time. Ever-growing user groups access multimedia services worldwide. Thus, media informatics has become an increasingly important business area in the global market. 

Demand for well-educated media informatics experts in diverse positions across different sectors is therefore getting more urgent. 

The master’s programme Media Informatics expands and consolidates your knowledge and skills in the field of informatics, particularly in digital media. It provides two specialisation options to choose from: virtual environments or digitalisation in multimedia systems. 

You can put together your own individual profile choosing courses from an extensive list of courses. This list contains topics which each focus on a different area, e.g. multimedia communications, the human factor in information security, mobile systems, computer animation, virtual reality and augmented reality systems as well as digital image and video engineering or sound engineering. 

Please note: The language of instruction is mainly German. Supervision can be provided in English. 



Career Options 

The master’s programme Media Informatics qualifies you for demanding specialist and management tasks in the area of media informatics – e.g. in advanced Web 2.0 architectures, interface and security engineering, mobile applications or the development of virtual environments and productions in the virtual studio. Conception and implementation of special software components in multimedia communications or video and audio technology are also relevant for graduates of this programme. 

Possible areas of employment are, e.g.: software development and software architecture, usability, media installations, sound engineering, virtual reality, computer animation, e-business and security, video and broadcasting, multimedia networks.





​Language of instruction​German. Especially for exchange students, certain classes might be taught in English.
​Degree​​​Master of Science (MSc)
​​​Normal programme length
​3 semesters /
​4 semesters
​​​Start of lectures​Winter semester or summer semester
​​​Application​​Find out how and when to apply:
Degree seeking students
Exchange students 
Allocation of places

​Unrestricted admission 

​General admission requirements
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Special admission
​Successful completion of a bachelor’s or ‘Diplom’ programme in the field of media information technology or in a comparable, subject-related bachelor’s degree or ‘Diplom’ at a higher education institution with an overall grade of ‘good’ (2.5 according to the German grading system) or better, including 60 ECTS credits in the field of informatics.​
Application with a provisional grade*
Period abroad
Postgraduate study programmes at HSD

​Media Informatics (M.Sc.)

Summary of key information

​​English Flyer [PDF]​

Information for international applicants 
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​*A provisional grade is the average grade of all your examination results available at the time of application. This is a temporary solution in case you do not have a final grade yet.