English-taught programmes

Bachelor's degree courses

  • B.Sc. Human Movement in Sports and Exercise

    Institute of Sport and Exercise Science

    The aim of the Bachelor of Science degree is a multidisciplinary approach to human movement and exercise. It is geared towards those students who are interested in the scientific and medical aspects of human movement and sports, as well as research-oriented activities in academia and/or other institutions. The programme consists of 15 modules including a bachelor's thesis, distributed over six semesters. During these semesters you will learn about different theories and concepts in the fields of sports sociology, sports psychology, training, motor function and several others. Special attention will be given to research methods within each of the disciplines. Practice-oriented courses will be offered in the field of rehabilitation and competitive sports.

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Master's degree courses

  • M.Sc. Business Development

    The Master's programme in Business Development at the University of Münster not only prepares you to found your own start-up or or to develop an existing one even further. It will also equip you for jobs in senior or management positions in business and administration, e.g. in industrial, commercial and service companies, in international or global companies, in general management, in the field of management consulting, in-house consulting or in private equity companies. The students work on real practical cases, prepare presentations and present them to selected representatives from the areas of research and practice. From the first semester on, you will work in small groups on a business plan in order to become familiar with practical business development issues.

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  • M.Sc. Geospatial Technologies (ERASMUS MUNDUS)

    Department of Geoscience, University of Münster / Dept. Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos (LSI), University of Jaume I (UJI), Spain / NOVA – Information Management School (NOVA IMS), University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


    The Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies at Münster University is a collaboration between the Institute of Geoinformatics, Universitat Jaume I (Dept. Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos, Castellón, Spain) and Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação, Lisbon, Portugal). Held in English, the three-semester masters course is aimed at graduates of bachelor courses in the field of geoinformatics.

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    Erasmus Mundus [en]

  • M.Sc. Geoinformatics and Spatial Data Science

    Department of Geosciences

    The Master of Science in Geoinformatics follows a bachelor's degree in the same field or a related subject. The Institute of Geoinformatics is one of the leading institutes in this field providing the opportunity to become involved in innovative research programmes. This means students can get to grips with new or emerging technologies in their master's thesis.

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  • M.Sc. Information Systems

    School of Business and Economics

    The Master of Science in Information Systems (IS)  is an accredited, two-year course of study in the credit points system. The course requires attending primarily in person as well offering regular opportunities for e-learning. The programme is structured around four thematic areas: process management, business intelligence, information management and business networking.

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  • M.Sc. Public Sector InnOvation and EGovERnance - PIONEER

    School of Business and Economics

    The Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Public Sector InnOvation and EGovERnance (PIONEER) is a 120 ECTS joint master programme organized by the KU Leuven, the University of Münster and Tallinn University of Technology.

    E-Governance and the digitalization of the public sector are most likely one of the most important reform trends for the future public sector. That’s why the public sector of the future needs experts who combine knowledge in public administration and public management on the one hand, and information systems and eGovernance on the other hand. The Master of in Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance is a new and unique programme delivering those experts.

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  • M.Sc. Physics

    Department of Physics

    Physics in Münster focuses on five innovative areas of top-level research in ten experimentally and theoretically oriented institutes: Geophysics, Nanophysics, Particle Physics, Non-linear Physics, and Didactics of Physics for teachers. The Department of Physics at the University of Münster has an interdisciplinary orientation, provides opportunities for participation in various third-party projects and involvement in the initiation of important centres within the scope of their research focuses. Furthermore, with 1600 students the Department of Physics at the University of Münster is one of the largest physics departments in Germany.

    Department of Physics

  • M.Sc. Sports, Exercise and Human Performance

    Faculty of Psychology / Sports and Exercise Sciences

    The English-taught Master of Science ‚Sports, Exercise and Human Performance‘ represents a highly specialized masters degree focussing on research. In particular the study program is characterized by its alignment on scientific methods as well as its strong direction into internationally used standards and the imparting of field-typical ‚soft-skills‘ without implicating any sport specific practices. The study program aims to enable students to work in research-based occupational areas, and to make decisions in generating knowledge, diagnostics, planning and evaluating independently.

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  • M.A. British, American and Postcolonial Studies

    Department of Philology

    The Master of Arts in British, American and Postcolonial Studies has restricted enrolment which only occurs in the winter semester. Within the course’s modular structure students each have the opportunity to specialize in a certain field.

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  • M.A. National and Transnational Studies: Literature, Culture, Language

    Department of Philology

    Because the Masters Course in National and Transnational Studies is focused particularly on Anglophile literature and culture, most of the teaching is done in the English Department. However, students also have the opportunity to integrate interdisciplinary components into their studies. These can include, for example, other languages, history, social sciences or ethnology.

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  • M.A. Social Anthropology / Sozialanthropologie

    Department of History and Philosophy

    Social Anthropology is the science of cultural identities and differences. It aims to observe, analyse and interpret domains of social action that reflect cultural characteristics in a theoretically grounded and methodically consistent manner. Comparison of societies provides the basic theoretical perspective and informs the analytical and methodological approaches. Social-anthropological knowledge and competence enable one to interact in these domains of action in a scientifically valid, socially relevant and ethically responsible manner. This aim of this programme is to apply and further develop specific theories and current research issues in Social Anthropology through an empirical research project.

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  • M.A. Comparative Public Governance (Double-degree master's Programme)

    Department of Political Sciences of the University of Münster / Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences of the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

    The Master’s degree in Comparative Public Governance is a 2-year programme offered jointly by the University of Münster and the University of Twente. Lectures are held at the Centre for European Studies (Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, University of Twente) and the Institute for Political Science (University of Münster). Students who successfully complete this programme receive two diplomas: A Master of Science in "European Studies" (60 EC) of the University of Twente and a Master of Arts in "Comparative Public Governance" (120EC) of the University of Münster. Students develop key professional skills, which can translate into concrete career opportunities (including an academic career).

    Please note that applications for this degree programme have to be submitted to the University of Twente. 

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  • M.Sc. Mathematics

    The M.Sc. Mathematics Münster is a two-year research-oriented programme which puts a strong focus on in-depth studies in a broad spectrum of pure and applied mathematical subjects. The Master's programme gives you a lot of flexibility and academic freedom: You can choose from a variety of courses within our focus areas: geometry and analysis on manifolds, topology, operator algebras and non-commutative geometry, algebra, applied analysis, numerics and scientific computing, probability theory and applications, and mathematical logic. Our broad offer and flexibility enable you to design a course that matches your further plans – be it a PhD in Mathematics or a career in the private or the public sector. Small course sizes, direct contact with professors and student learning groups create a very relaxed teaching and learning atmosphere.

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  • M.Sc. Geophysics

    The research-oriented Master’s Programme in Geophysics at University of Münster focusses on Geodynamics, Seismology and Applied Geophysics. The program aims at a close integration between research and teaching. During their first year, students receive advanced training in the three research fields mentioned above. In addition, they choose supplementary classes in Geoscience, Physics and other topics. During the second year, students carry out an independent research project that finally results in their Master’s thesis. They are fully integrated into one of the research groups of the institute and are supervised by a leading scientist in their field. The program takes two years in total.

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