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Computational Science B.Sc.


Bachelor of Science

Program structure

Bachelor of Science: Only a single subject is usually studied. Individual programs may be provided with a small minor subject (module).

Options for combinations: Mathematics; other natural sciences

Special features

Only starts in the winter semester


Computational Science encompasses three main areas: applied mathematics, bioinformatics/genomics, and physics. You will take classes from all three areas during your first year. In the second year, you will focus on two of these areas.  In your third year, you will deepen the knowledge in the area of your primary interest and write your bachelor's thesis.

Professional prospects / competencies

You will learn how to develop scientific software, how to simulate complex systems on a computer, gain insight from large datasets and how to use advanced mathematical methods to optimize processes. This is a program that will teach you how to do science with computers.  (It's not computer science.)  Alumni typically work in R&D departments of engineering or pharmaceutical companies, or pursue the Master of Science in Computational Science. An academic career is also possible.

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

Internships are recommended. An internship can be credited to the elective module.

Disciplines involved

Mathematics, Physics, Medicine

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 6 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

180 ECTS

Language of instruction

German, in small parts English

Program can be started

Only in the winter semester

What qualities do I need to have?

You should be interested in programming. (No prerequisites, you will learn programming here.) Good high school grades in math and sciences.

Restricted admittance

No admission restriction based on grades

Legal requirements for admission

General university entrance qualification, subject-related university entrance qualification or vocational qualification

Application deadline(s)

None (no application is required for educational nationals)

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on the dates for enrollment and on the required documents can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Voluntary offer before the start of studies: Information about the registration for the gap-course in mathematics for first-year students of the mathematics and physics programs (Bachelor and teaching degree) can be found here.

Language skills needed


Information on German language certificates for international applicants

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Information on the application documents for international applicants

Contact within the faculty

Academic counseling service

Dr. Stefan Solbrig
Building of Physics, room PHY 4.1.24
Phone 0941 943-2097
E-mail: stefan.solbrig@ur.de


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