Master programme Media Informatics

The Master programme Media Informatics offers a comprehensive technical as well as application-oriented education with focus on multimedia and distributed systems.
Digital Media such as audio, video, text, image, animations as well as language and sensor technology provide a basis for application areas in media informatics. This includes production, management and distribution of media for the purpose of distributing information and communication.

This programme allows for the positioning of media computer scientists at the interface of human, media, and information and underlines the tasks of being an intermediary and link between these areas.

The programme Media Informatics qualifies graduates to independent processing of problems in commerce as well as in research.

» Curriculum Master Media Informatics


At a glance

Duration: 4 semesters
Credits: 120 ECTS points
Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Language of Instruction: English
Degree Programme Code: 935 [2]
Directorate of Studies: SPL 5 (Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik)

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» Semester Overview

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These topics can be expected during your studies:

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Graphics
  • Digital Media Production
  • Game Technologies
  • Data Analysis
  • Cloud Computing
  • Project Management

  • Multimedia Technologies
  • Virtual Reality
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Game Design
  • Semantic Technologies
  • Distributed Systems

Insights into the study contents

Your studies consist of:

  • focus on Advanced Software Engineering
  • 2 guided project works 
  • focus on Research Methods
  • specialisation can be selected:

    • Digital Media Production Techniques
    • Game Technologies

  • elective modules (“Wahlmodulgruppen”) can be selected, for example:

    • Image Synthesis
    • Real Time Computer Graphics
    • Image Processing & Image Analysis
    • Multimedia Content Management
    • Multimedia Retrieval and Content-Based Search
    • Natural Language Processing


The Master programme Media Informatics is exclusively offered in English. It is therefore recommended to demonstrate » English language proficiency at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 

Study Guide

All important information about the procedure

The administrative steps listed here are fundamentally done by every student in the following order:


How do I enrol?

You are interested in studying a Master programme at the University of Vienna and would like to register? 


Please apply for admission to a Master programme via » u:space in due time.


Professional entry requirements:

Applicants for the Master Programme Computer Science have to undergo a special admission procedure that assesses whether the applicant fulfils all the following requirements:

  • Mandatory knowledge areas
  • Letter of motivation for the application
  • Optional: in case of open points an additional interview

For details please see » professional entry requirements.




As soon as all your courses are listed in the transcript of records (“Sammelzeugnis”) and are graded positively, you can submit all necessary documents for your graduation.

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