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The bachelor's programme in Information Processing is part of a two-subject programme in combination with another bachelor's subject from the Faculty of Humanities. Which combination possibilities exist is regulated by the examination regulations for the Bachelor's program of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Cologne.

English language skills at the level of level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and another foreign language at the level of level A2 (CEFR) are required. Proof of the language skills must be submitted at the latest by the time of registration for the Bachelor thesis.

The Bachelor's programme aims at imparting transferable knowledge of the underlying individual sciences and thus creates an interdisciplinary approach to the professional field.

What prospects does this course of study offer me?

The Humanities are no less influenced and changed by information technologies than society as a whole. Information Processing takes up this challenge and makes use of modern technologies to process complex data in the Humanities. Like all study courses that innovatively connect traditional subjects, this course too opens up access to many different occupational fields, including:

Information Technology (IT) industry

Digital media

Cultural heritage institutions

Web technologies


Education and training

Language technology




In the Master's programme in Information Processing, the software-technological knowledge already demonstrated at the beginning of the programme is deepened and applied to the two main subject areas (linguistic and historical-cultural information processing) in the form of projects.

Prerequisites for the Master's programme in Information Processing are English language skills at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and knowledge of another foreign language at level A2 CEFR.

The academic degree "Bachelor of Arts" or a relevant, at least equivalent and creditable degree should have been acquired in the fields of information processing, computational linguistics, text technology, computational philology, computer science, media informatics, as well as at least 60 relevant LP. The following condition must be fulfilled:

The presupposed Bachelor's programme must impart knowledge of software technology that enables independent programming in an object-oriented programming language. Alternatively, this knowledge may have been acquired in a way other than through the bachelor's program. For this purpose, the consultants must be provided with meaningful documentation of the courses in which this knowledge was acquired. Project work can be submitted.