Welcome to the Master’s program Computational Sciences!

An interdisciplinary master’s degree program in Computational Sciences is offered at Freie Universität Berlin since winter semester 2016/2017. Applications for the upcoming admission period for winter semester 2020/21 will be accepted between April 15, 2020 and May 31, 2020. Students enrolled in the program will be taught how to apply precise mathematical and computer-based methods and to develop software for solving current scientific problems. The classes will mainly be taught in English. The instructors in the program are from the disciplines of Chemistry, Physics, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Structure of the course and requirements

The four-semester master's program combines theoretical and application-oriented contents and is divided into the following four components:

  • Synchronization: Learning fundamental methods of computational sciences and establishing an interdisciplinary profile from courses that were not worked on in the respective bachelor’s degree program
  • Scientific computing: Setting a priority in numerics, statistics, or computer science
  • Specialization: Focus on one of the three scientific fields: molecular sciences, geosciences, or atmospheric sciences
  • Master’s thesis: Writing up a research project in the field chosen for specialization

The applicants must already have a degree as specified in §3 of the Zugangssatzung (admissions statutes) and a working knowledge of English (B1 GER or equivalent).