Mensch-Computer-Systeme B.Sc.
Human-Computer Interaction M.Sc.

Application and Admission

Target groups

  • Students with a successful degree in the field of human-computer interaction
  • IT and/or psychology graduates with thematic orientation
  • Design graduates with a focus on interaction design.

Career changer will have the opportunity to adapt themselves to the lack of basic knowledge in the context of compulsory courses. In general, you should have an affinity to technical questions, good mathematics skills, and good English skills.


A start is possible in the winter as well as in the summer semester. The application is possible from the end of May to the 15th of July (start winter semester) and from the end of November to the 15th of January (start summer semester) via the Master application portal of the University of Würzburg.

Application for International Students

Information about the application for international students can be found on the pages of the International Office. Please contact the international office for advice.


Prerequisite for admission to the Master's degree (cited from the FSB listed here):

  1. A Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits) at the JMU or any other university at home or abroad, or an equivalent national or foreign degree.
  2. The demonstration of competencies from modules totaling at least 60 ECTS credits from the following fields:
    • Fundamentals of Psychology
    • Research methods and statistics
    • Software-Ergonomics and Usability
    • Methods of user-centered design
    • Fundamentals of Computer Science
    • Techniques of programming
    • Software engineering
    • User Interfaces
    • Interactive systems
  3. The determination of the suitability for the Master's degree “Human-Computer-Interaction” via an aptitude test.

The suitability committee (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Marc Erich Latoschik) decides on the existence of the necessary minimum competences (No. 2).

Aptitude test

All applicants participate in an aptitude test. Candidates who meet prerequisites 1 and 2 are invited to an aptitude test within the deadline. The examination usually takes place approximately six weeks after the respective application period. A list of bibliographies for preparation for the aptitude test can be found here.