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

© Universität Bayreuth

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:

Come to us and shape the future!

Advertisements by German Universities

International Master’s program Mind, Brain and Behavior

Are you interested in studying human perception and behavior with state-of-the-art experimental and neuroscience methods? Join our Master’s program in Germany!


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

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


A degree that makes a difference – study at RPTU in Landau!

Embark on a journey to unravel environmental challenges with our international degrees in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Pollution Management.


University of Tübingen: Summer School on European History and Challeng...

Study in English, make friends & learn German at one of Europe’s best universities - experience Europe up close on two different Study Tracks.


Jumpstart your Career with our English taught Study Programs!

Our university is a lively hub of practice-oriented learning with cutting-edge research and a vibrant student community – it is just the right place to study!


Master of Arts program - Research in Design, Art and Media – Designing...

The Master's programme for up-and-coming (media) artists, designers, illustrators and comic artists, photographers, etc.


Elevate your career with us!

Let your career take off! Be part of an emerging university with a cutting-edge Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (M.Sc.)!


International and English-taught master programs at Germany’s most bea...

Launch your career with a state-of the-art master’s degree from one of the world’s best young universities.



  • Branch Office London

    9 Gower Street London, WC1E 6HB Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7831 9511

    Office Hours

    • Mon – Thu: 9 am – 5 pm
    • Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm

    Please make an appointment before your visit. Thank you.

Screenshot of map with location of DAAD-office marked