English master's degree programmes
Geospatial Technologies/Erasmus Mundus
Department of Geoscience
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.
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.
Faculty of 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.
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 WWU is one of the largest physics departments in Germany.
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.
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.
Department of history and philosophy – Human Sciences
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.
Department of Political Sciences
The European Studies master’s degree is a special 1.5-year programme offered jointly by a Dutch and a German university. Lectures are held at the Centre for European Studies (School of Management and Governance, University of Twente) and the Institute for Political Science (University of Münster). Students who successfully complete this programme receive a Dutch and a German diploma. Students develop key professional skills, which can translate into concrete career opportunities (including an academic career). Successful graduates are prepared for a career in a united Europe whether at the national level or at the European level.
Please note that applications for this degree programme have to be submitted to the University of Twente.