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MSc Web Science: Employability


With a master’s degree in Web Science you will be able to technically improve and analyse the web, to understand how the web influences people and what makes online businesses successful. You will not only learn about legal aspects of the web, but also to analyse and understand its content and the communication between its users. Finally, you will be able to mathematically describe and predict all of the above. The overall goal of the programme is to qualify you for starting a Ph.D. or a leading position in business. 

Job Prospects

In general, graduates of the programme in Web Science may pursue careers in the following sectors:

  • Customer-oriented companies, mainly commercial enterprises, that are present within the Web. Nearly every larger company addressing private customers offers online platforms to sell their products or services.
  • Public Administration and Agencies run platforms in order to inform citizens or communicate with them (e.g. in the form of e-participation and e-voting).
  • IT businesses such as search engine providers, consulting firms, social network providers and software developing firms need experts for the Web.
  • The Web is an essential source of information. As a result, media corporations are present in the Web. They provide information services via Web apps and mobile applications.

Members from the institute WeST have found interesting positions at companies such as Google, Ernest & Young, Software AG or Bosch or even started their own businesses.