The Master’s programme is designed to be studied parallel to your professional activities. The course of studies is scheduled for a duration of five semesters.
Online courses and on-site workshops
The courses are mainly held as online lectures, online seminars, and online project work. Students will participate in online sessions on approximately two evenings per week during each semester. In the beginning and at the end of each semester, an on-site weekend takes place in Cologne. The scheduled on-site weekends are listed here.
The online sessions in the evening will last from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. (German time). The on-site events are planned to last from Friday noon until Sunday afternoon.
The environment for online studies
The online sessions are based on our specifically customized online collaboration tool Adobe Connect Pro. The tool allows for online lectures as well as for group work in breakout rooms. For asynchronous communication and cooperation outside the sessions, a wiki is employed, where also the module and course descriptions can be found.
In order to participate in the online sessions the students are required to use a computer with adequate resources. You may want to test whether your environment meets the technical requirements on the Adobe site.
In any case a camera, a USB-connected Headset and a network connection are required.
In addition to meeting technical requirements it is an indispensable requirement, that the students have a room available where they can participate in the online sessions without being distracted.
The environment for on-site activities in Cologne
The on-site workshops take place in the buildings of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Cologne. Transportation to and from Cologne should be organized by the student. The Cologne-Bonn Airport offers excellent and low-cost transportation to many places in Europe and is only around 20 minutes by train from the city. Cologne’s main station is in the city center and provides access to high-speed train connections to many cities in Northern Europe.