Informatics (M.Sc.)

Over the last 30 years, informatics and its applications have had a profound effect on the way we live and work, perhaps more than any other science. Mobile phones, digital cameras, computers, and the Internet have quickly become part of our everyday lives. Informatics has played a significant part in rapid developments in many industries, including medicine, automotive technology, and space travel.

Informatics is a cutting-edge science that drives technical progress in all areas of economic and social life. Computer scientists shape the future. The areas of activity for informatics experts are continuously expanding and changing – resulting in a wide range of attractive career opportunities in demanding roles in industry, commerce, insurance, the service sector, management consultancy, public administration, and – last but not least – research. Informatics experts are able to undertake both theoretical and practical tasks. Their work is largely characterized by intensive communication with other people and working together to solve problems.

Informatics is an international field of science, and a master's degree in Informatics from TUM will enable you to work anywhere in the world.

Program Overview

The Department of Informatics is one of the largest and most renowned informatics departments in Germany and our professors and teaching staff are experts in their respective fields. Students of our master's programs receive a top-level education and can tailor their program to focus in depth on the topics that interest them most.

The Master’s in Informatics is taught in English over four semesters and is designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of your chosen areas. It is a research-oriented degree that builds on the fundamentals of computer science you have acquired during your undergraduate studies. The Department offers a wide range of modules and research areas, including software engineering, databases, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, algorithms, and scientific computing. Teaching and learning methods include lectures, practical work, seminars, and research projects. The program also incorporates a number of interdisciplinary and supplementary elective modules, such as business planning, management skills, and intercultural communication.

Learn more about the program curriculum.


You are required to have completed, or be about to complete, a bachelor’s degree in informatics, computer science, or a similar computer-related field. We will compare your transcript to the curriculum of our Bachelor's in Informatics program. If your bachelor's program did not cover the main subjects in informatics, you cannot be admitted to the master's program. You must also have a strong command of English.