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Philosophy and Computer Science (M.A. / M.Sc.)

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Think. Code. Transform. This interdisciplinary master’s programme combines philosophy and computer science to address challenges raised by modern information technologies.

Deep fakes, surveillance capitalism, algorithmic fairness: challenges like these cannot be addressed by technological solutions alone — they call for a broader perspective. The interdisciplinary Master’s program in Philosophy & Computer Science (P&CS) at the University of Bayreuth trains a new generation of scientists and creative thinkers equipped to navigate the social, epistemological, ethical, and institutional challenges modern information technologies raise. To this end, it combines training in computational skills with deep philosophical analysis.

  • fully English programme (optional specialisation courses in German)
  • taught by leading researchers in their fields
  • duration: 2 years of full-time study
  • academic requirements: bachelor’s degree in computer science, philosophy or a related field (e.g., cognitive science, computational linguistics, …), excellent command of written and spoken English (level B2)
  • online application: via CAMPUSonline
  • no tuition fees

Why come to us?

The program: You will gain a unique combination of skills in computational as well as analytical thinking. The first year establishes a common foundation for students with different backgrounds, while the second year offers ample opportunities for specialization in philosophy (M.A.) or computer science (M.Sc.).

Location: The University of Bayreuth pioneers in interdisciplinary projects that ensure us a place among the best universities internationally. All across campus, there is a growing interest in interdisciplinary questions that arise at the interface of philosophy and computer science, with numerous opportunities for research and entrepreneurship

Internationality: The University of Bayreuth has long-standing partnerships with international universities and offers 13,500 students from all over the world the ideal place to launch their career. Our university hosts students, instructors and researchers from more than 100 different countries.

Application deadline

  • 15 July 2024 (for start in October); rolling admissions
  • Note: Non-EU applicants need to submit their documents via uni-assist. In order to meet the deadline, they are strongly advised to start the application process by early May at the very latest. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.philcs.uni-bayreuth.de/en/applicants/application/index.html

Come to us and shape the future!

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