B.Sc. Applied Cognitive and Media Science
6 semesters (3 years)
The Applied Cognitive and Media Science degree programme is modern and has an interdisciplinary orientation. From the perspective of computer science and psychology, broad competences in the areas of new media and human-computer interaction are taught. The overall conception of the degree programmes take into account the fact that digital, interactive media and internet applications are of considerable and constantly growing importance for basically all areas of society and economy, and that knowledge of psychological mechanisms is an essential basis for well-founded technological (design) decisions. Successful professional action in these fields requires a spectrum of competences, which the interdisciplinary orientation of both the Bachelor's and the Master's degree programme takes into account.
The professionally qualifying Bachelor's programme comprises six semesters and is made up of the subjects of computer science, psychology and business administration. Here, important basics of the individual disciplines are taught and placed in the context of the other disciplines, with a focus on linking psychology and computer science. Overall, the teaching follows an innovative concept of university didactics: the subject-related content is supplemented by courses that teach methodological and subject competence, language courses and courses on design. In addition, practical projects are offered in which students develop soft skills such as teamwork and presentation skills in addition to scientific reflection skills.
Study at UDEStudy plan
You can find the examination regulations for your study program here: Examination regulations according to study programs
Study plans as well as information about the modules in the study program can be found in the module database:
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Current information on exams, practical and research project selection and other relevant topics can be found here.
Further information on the Bachelor of Applied Cognitive and Media Sciences can be found at: Bachelor Program Komedia.
Study plan as well as information about the modules in the study program can be found in the module database: VDB Komedia Bachelor
- Certificate of higher education entrance qualification (general higher education entrance qualification or subject-linked eligibility higher education entrance qualification) or a comparable certificate of education
- Since places are limited, the study program is subject to an internal numerus clausus (local NC), which is determined by the number of applications submitted. The procedure results of the past semesters can be found here: NC Procedure Results
Admission to the program is also possible for those qualified in vocational education (§ 49 Abs. 6 HG, see Regulations on Admission to Higher Education for Those Qualified in Vocational Education at the University of Duisburg-Essen). For further information, please also refer to the Examination Regulations, §1, paras. 2 and 4, and to the corresponding pages in the section Enrolment (Studies for Vocationally Qualified Students).
You can find a selection of for non-mandatory, but recommended preliminary courses at Mintroduce.
The language of instruction at the University of Duisburg-Essen is German (except in the English-language programs). Therefore, you must have good German language skills if you want to study successfully. The majority of foreign applicants must pass the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH 2 level; with some exceptions) before beginning their studies.
Individual courses may be held in English and in the vast majority of courses the underlying literature is written in English. Knowledge of English is therefore expected.
Living & Studying at the University of Duisburg-Essen
The academic year is divided into semesters.
- Winter semester: from October to March
- Summer semester: from April to September
The winter lecture period usually starts in mid-October and ends in mid-February. In summer, the lecture period usually starts in mid-April and ends in July. During the winter semester there is a break of about two weeks during the Christmas holidays.
The examination phase begins about one week after the end of the lecture period and lasts about seven weeks.
All students have to pay a semester fee (social contribution) of about 320,- Euro per semester. You can find the current amount here. The social contribution includes, among other things, a semester ticket for public transportation in North Rhine-Westphalia and discounts on meals in the university's canteen and cafeteria.
Accommodation is possible in dormitories of the Studierendenwerk and in premises of the free housing market. The rent in a room in a student dormitory is about 300,- Euro per month. You can find more information about housing options here.
Graduate Patrizia RingStudent testimonials
"I decided to study Komedia because I was interested in the mix of psychology, computer science and business administration and the resulting application focus. Like most students, I was particularly interested in one of the two profiles (psychology or computer science) and was then able to deepen it in the master's program. Both profiles are taught in a very solid way, but this can also be associated with challenges if you are not comfortable with individual areas. However, the many freedoms offered by an interdisciplinary degree program also mean that it is worth giving careful thought to the direction you would like to take later on, before graduating. Internships are therefore - even if they are not mandatory - very useful and helpful."
Introduction of the institutes
Representing the diverse chairs from Computer Science, Psychology and Business Administration that you can get to know in the course of your studies, in the following two videos the chair of the examination board (Prof. Dr. Daniel Bodemer) and the deputy chair (Prof. Dr. Maic Masuch) introduce you to teaching and research in their fields and welcome you to the University of Duisburg-Essen!
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Support in the Faculty
Jule Krüger, M.Sc. (Studiengangkoordination)
Room LE 616, Tel. 0203/379-4143
Office hours: by appointment
Dr. Werner Otten (Informatik)
Room LF 252, Tel. 0203/379-3559
Office hours: by appointment
Dr. Wanja von der Goltz (Betriebswirtschaftslehre)
Dekanat Mercator School of Management
Room LB 024, Tel. 0203/379-1793
Office hours: by appointment
Ditmar Schädel (Bildende Kunst und Gestaltung)
Room LC 121, Tel. 0203/379-2827
Office hours: Mo 12 - 13pm
Contact person for stays abroad/ERASMUS
Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer (Sozialpsychologie)
Room LE, 216, Tel. 0203/379-2482
Office hours: by appointment per mail