Webinar-Week 13.-17.11.2017

It's webinar week! Sign up for our webinar series and learn more about our master's programmes. The best bit: you won't even have to leave the comfort of your own four walls. Just tune in and let us fill you in on available study options.

Webinar-Week from 13. - 17. November 2017

During webinar week, we will host a series of webinars introducing our master's programmes. Tune in to hear from lecturers and current master's students and learn more about the university's various master's programmes. During the presentations, you can use the chat function to get in touch with our departmental student advisors who will answer your questions.
We will also tell you more about our university and about the city of Konstanz. You'll get a number of handy tips on things like starting and financing your studies, finding accommodation and living in Konstanz as well as an overview of our advisory services.
Select the bits that are relevant for you and compile your personal webinar package. You can register easily and quickly via our online form.

How can I take part?

You only need a PC/laptop/tablet (app required) and a stable internet connection to take part. After you have registered via our registration form, you will receive the complete programme with a timetable of the individual webinars as well as the corresponding access links. Webinars last approximately 30 minutes each.  We use Adobe Connect.
See you online!


Overview Webinar-Week


14: 30: Get to know the University of Konstanz and the City (English)

16:00: Special information for international students/ Support Service of the International Office (English)

17:30 : From Konstanz to destinations around the world: our exchange programmes (German)

19:00: M.A. Multilingualism (English)

20:30: M.Sc. Mathematics (German)

21:00: MSc. Mathematics (English)


14:30:  M.A. Anthropology and Sociology (German)

16:00: M.A. Politics and Public Administration (Englisch)

17:30: M.Sc. Physics (German)

19:00: M.Sc. Economics and Business Education (German)

20:30: M.A. Eastern European Studies: History-Media (German)


14:30: M.Sc. Mathemathical Finance (English)

16:00: M.Sc. Computer and Information Science (English)

17:30: M.Sc. Life Science (English)

19:00: M.Sc. Advanced Safety Sciences for Medicines (English)

20:30: B.Sc. Motor Neurorehabilitation (German)


14:30: M.Sc. Political Economy (English)

15:00: M.Sc. Social and Economic Data Analysis (English)

17:30: M.Sc. Chemistry (German)

19:00: M.Sc. Nanoscience (German)

20:30: M.A. Literature (German)


14:30: M.Sc. Economics (English)

16:00: M.A. Early Childhood (German)

17:30: M.A. Literature-Art-Media (German)

19:00: Get to know the University of Konstanz and the City (German)

Which study programmes do we cover in the webinar week?

Faculty of Politics, Law and Economics

M.Sc. Economics (Fr, 17. Nov, 14:30, English)

The Master´s programme Economics focuses on the use of economic theory and empirical methods as tools for understanding, modelling and evaluating real world economic issues. In the compulsory subject area Quantitative Economics students acquire advanced skills in economic theory and econometrics, which find application in a broad spectrum of economic issues covered in the programme’s five optional subject areas: Econometrics and Applied Economics, International Financial Economics, Macroeconomics and International Economics, Microeconomics and Decision Making and Public Economics.

When: Fr, 17. November, 14:30

Language of the webinar: English

Speaker: Svenja Andresen (Coordinator M.Sc. Economics)

M.Sc. Mathematical Finance (Wed, 15. Nov, 14:30, English)

You can study this unique, interdisciplinary master's programme exclusively at the University of Konstanz. In the master’s programme in Mathematical Finance you will learn to analyse and solve financial problems with the aid of mathematical methods. One core area is the analysis of risks, e.g. liquidity, non-payment or currency exchange risks and their impact on the valuation of securities and companies. You will also study incentive models for managers, investors and traders and discuss how financial markets can be regulated. Students receive method-based training in the relevant areas of mathematics as well as theory-based and application-oriented training in financial management. Elective courses, interdisciplinary seminars and the master’s thesis enable you to develop your special interest profiles. Moreover, you have the opportunity to complement your studies with an internship or a stay abroad at one of our partner universities in Asia, Europe or North America.

When: Wednesday, 15. November, 14:30

Language of the webinar: English

Speaker: Pauline Sanne

M.Sc. Political Economy (Thu, 16. Nov, 14:30, English)

The Master's Programme Political Economy is a truly interdisciplinary endeavour of the Department of Economics and the Department of Politics and Public Administration. A unified approach to teaching political economy at the graduate level has become inescapable because economic research on political processes and advanced political science research have become virtually indistinguishable. This Master’s Programme provides students with a modern and comprehensive postgraduate education in economics and political science that will allow them to conduct high standard research in the fascinating field of political economy. This interdisciplinary education renders them highly competitive in the market for top quality jobs in academia, public administration, international organizations and multinational firms.
The program’s focus is on training in quantitative theoretical and empirical methods, and on the application of these methods in the analysis of challenging and topical issues in various policy fields, such as social policy, public finance, education policy, trade policy and security affairs.

When: Thursday, 16. November, 14:30

Language of the webinar: English

Speaker: Alexandra Morris (Coordinator M.Sc. Political Economy)

M.A. Politics and Public Administration (Tue, 14. Nov., 16:00, English)

The Master’s Programme in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz is regarded as one of the most prestigious study programmes in this field. You will gain specialist knowledge in the fields of political science, administration science and management science together with the skills to work and research independently and to apply the methods and knowledge with practical orientation. You choose one of the following 4 specialisation areas depending on your individual interest:

  • Comparative Politics and Policy Analysis
  • Management and Public Administration
  • International Relations and European Integration
  • International Administration and Conflict Management

When: Tuesday, 14. November, 16:00

Language of the webinar: English

Speaker: Werner Palz

M.Sc. Social and Economic Data Analysis (Thu, 16. Nov, 15:00, English)

The Master’s Program in Social and Economic Data Analysis (SEDA) offers students from different academic backgrounds the opportunity to specialize in the collection, processing and analysis of quantitative social science data. Today’s information society is characterized by an ever-growing abundance of data from sources as diverse as administrative records, surveys or network logs. Yet, such data merely provide the “raw material of knowledge”, and it takes well-trained analysts to detect meaningful structure, and to extract relevant information from these sources. The SEDA program is tailored to meet these requirements. It brings together the expertise from various academic disciplines such as econometrics, statistics, and computer science. The program thus has a broader theoretical and methodological scope than specific Master’s programs in statistics or survey methods.

When: Thursday, 16. November, 15:00

Language of the webinar: English

Speaker:  Alexandra Morris (Coordinator M.Sc. Social and Economic Data Analysis)

M.Sc. Economics and Business Education (Tue, 14. Nov, 19:00. German)

The master's programme focuses on vocational, economics and business education as well as educational science. The master's programme Economics and Business Education follows a bachelor's programme with a focus on business and economics education. You can choose either a business studies concentration (study profile I) or a concentration in a general required elective (study profile II). In study profile I, you attend business and economics courses, as well as select management and administration courses. In study profile II, you can choose as required elective one of the following subjects: political science, history, German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry or sport. If you study teacher education (Lehramt), the required elective is your second major. If you have completed another bachelor's programme in economics, you can catch up on missing coursework (e.g. didactics) during your studies.

When: Tuesday, 14. November, 19:00

Language of the webinar: German

Speaker: Roswitha Burkhart (Coordinator M.Sc. Economics and Business Education)

Faculty of Sciences

M.Sc. Biological Sciences (English)

Our Master’s Programme in Biological Sciences offers a large selection of advanced and research-oriented courses. The study programme is designed for highly motivated students who will receive a first-class education from our highly qualified, international teachers. The broad spectrum of course contents offers in-depth knowledge in the biosciences and will prepare you in the best possible way for a future in research and teaching. In addition to the biosciences you can also apply for a focus area of study in the fields of ecology, evolution and behaviour, cellular and molecular biology or disease biology. This option of pursuing a focus area of study as part of the master’s programme enables our students to gain thorough, scientifically founded qualifications in a specific area.

When: will be announced soon
Language of the webinar: English
Speaker: will be announced soon

M.Sc. Chemistry (Thu, 16. Nov, 17:30, German)

The master's programme Chemistry focuses on advanced, already research-related courses in the subjects of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as in the subjects surrounding the department’s main research areas, especially life sciences and material sciences. You choose one subject of specialisation from the three major subjects: inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. As electives we offer analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical material sciences, geochemistry and environmental chemistry, theoretical chemistry, industrial chemistry as well as fields of study from biology, computer science, mathematics and physics. As a graduate you will have acquired a qualification profile that is relevant to modern research. If you wish to deepen your scientific knowledge and skills, you will be qualified to take up doctoral studies.

When: Thursday, 16. November, 17:30

Language of the webinar: German

Speaker: Dr. Anja Zitt

M.Sc. Computer and Information Science (Wed, 15. Nov, 16:00, English)

The Master’s programme in Computer and Information Science at the University of Konstanz focuses on methods and systems to visualise, analyse, explore and process large volumes of data. One of the big challenges in Computer and Information Science is dealing with data in large information spaces. The problem is finding, analysing, exploring, and visualising the data which is needed in numerous application areas such as economics, geography, medicine, molecular biology, multimedia, quality assurance, automotive industry, and personal information management. 

When: Wednesday, 15. November, 16:00

Language of the webinar: English

Speaker: Maria Hesse

M.Sc. Life Science (Wed, 15. Nov, 17:30, English)

By studying the master´s programme Life Science at the University of Konstanz, you will acquire a sound, high-quality scientific education that equally builds on chemistry and biology. You will be equipped with particular competence in the field of modern bio-molecular research. Life Science is an interdisciplinary study programme. In addition to the focus areas of classical biology and chemistry it includes the following areas: biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, immunology, pharmacology and medicine. Biology focus areas are: biochemistry, biochemical pharmacology, biophysics, molecular genetics, immunology, microbiology and cell biology. Chemistry focus areas are: biochemical and biophysical analytics, bioorganic chemistry, cellular chemistry, proteomics as well as carbohydrate, protein and nucleic acids chemistry.

When: Wednesday, 15. November, 17:30

Language of the webinar: English

Speaker: Dr. Anja Zitt

M.Sc. Mathematics (Mo, 13. Nov, 21:00, English)

Mathematics is one of the oldest sciences and plays an indispensable role in many fields of modern science (e.g. physics, computer science, engineering, economics). Our Master’s Programme in Mathematics builds on your existing knowledge and skills by expanding and deepening them.

When: Monday, 13. November at 21:00

Language of the webinar: English

Speaker: Rainer Janßen

M.Sc. Nanoscience (Thu, 16. Nov, 19:00, German)

Nowadays, nanoscience is regarded as one of the most important innovation engines for new technologies and offers solutions to key questions of our time. Knowledge about the production, the structure and the function of chemical materials is seen as key expertise. It is already in great demand today, in Germany and worldwide, and will be in even greater demand in the future. Our nanoscience study programme provides you with an understanding of how to manipulate nanostructures and material structures and how to specifically develop new functionalities and areas of application through their interaction with the macroscopic world. You will receive a sound, high-quality scientific education that equips you with particular competence in the field of material sciences whilst building equally solid specialist foundations in chemistry. As a graduate you will have a qualification profile that is relevant to modern material sciences research. And if you wish to deepen your scientific knowledge and skills, you will be suitably qualified to take up doctoral studies in chemistry or physics.

When: Thursday, 16. November, 19:00

Language of the webinar: German

Speaker: Dr. Anja Zitt

M.Sc. Physics (Tue, 14. Nov, 17:30, German)

At the beginning, our Master’s Programme in Physics broadens your foundations in physics, and teaches you the most important methods for analysing and solving natural science problems and for developing models. In your advanced lab course you will sharpen your skills required for working in a lab. In addition to this, you will develop your specialist interests in a particular branch of physics through compulsory elective lectures, seminars and your master’s thesis.

When: Tuesday, 14. November, 17:30

Language of the webinar: German

Speaker: will be announced soon

Faculty of Humanities

M.A. Anthropology and Sociology (Tue, 14. Nov, 14:30, German)

Our Master's Programme in Anthropology and Sociology brings together core elements from both disciplines in a research-oriented study programme that focuses on contemporary social issues and problems. The anthropological part of the programme focuses on non-Western cultures and societies, enabling us to critically reflect on our own society; the sociological part contributes important theoretical and methodological impulses. The combination of the two disciplines allows interrelating and assessing ongoing debates in both disciplines. It also opens up new perspectives so that you will be able to develop innovative research questions and trajectories.

When: Tuesday, 14. November at 14:30

Language of the webinar: German

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Judith Beyer

M.A. Early Childhood (Fr, 17. Nov, 16:00, German)

Der interdisziplinäre Masterstudiengang Frühe Kindheit wird in Kooperation mit der Pädagogischen Hochschule Thurgau angeboten.
Der Studienplan verbindet in allen Studienbereichen Theorie und Praxis sowie Lehre und Forschung und ermöglicht den Studierenden Einblicke in die aktuelle Forschung und in die entsprechenden Methoden. Ziel des Masterstudiengangs Frühe Kindheit ist es, Fachpersonen auszubilden, die wissenschaftlich denken und arbeiten sowie Erkenntnisse für die Praxis aufbereiten können. Der Studiengang ist interdisziplinär konzipiert, orientiert sich am aktuellen internationalen Forschungsstand und berücksichtigt explizit Folgerungen für die praktische Tätigkeit im Kontext der frühen Kindheit. Inhaltlich beschäftigen Sie sich z.B. mit folgenden Fragen:

  • Wie kann der Lebensraum von Säuglingen und Kleinkindern gestaltet werden, damit gesundes Aufwachsen gelingt?
  • Wie können in diesem Bereich bereits tätige Personen und Institutionen im Bereich Qualitätsentwicklung beraten und unterstützt werden?

When: Friday, 17. November, 16:00

Language of the webinar: German

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sonja Perren and Carine Burkhardt Bossi

M.A. Linguistics

The newly designed Master’s programme in Linguistics gives a clear overview of how the general theories and directions in linguistics research are shaping up in individual languages. You will learn which universal structures underlie human speech and how linguistic knowledge is applied to the investigation of individual languages. Language universals and comparative language observations form the starting point in the study programme. They can then be developed in the following directions in individual languages, depending on your personal interests: General Linguistics, English Linguistics, German and Germanic Linguistics, Romance Linguistics, Slavic Languages and Linguistics.
In general, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for an academic career and/or for professionally addressing theoretical and practical issues of linguistics and starting a career that centres round language.

When: will be announced soon

Language of the webinar: will be announced soon

Speaker: will be announced soon

M.A. Literature-Art-Media (Fr, 17. Nov, 17:30, German)

Im Master Literatur-Kunst-Medien fokussieren Studierende die kulturellen, technischen und ästhetischen Merkmale unterschiedlicher Medien, wie sie sich in verschiedenen sozialen Kommunikationsformen beobachten lassen. Sie reflektieren das Potential von Kunst und Literatur, nicht nur mediale Praxis zu sein, sondern auch – als Partner der Theoriebildung – auszustellen, zu stören und sich spielerisch weiterzuentwickeln. Aus der Analyse konkreter Artefakte werden so in einer kulturwissenschaftlichen Perspektive wichtige Erkenntnisse über mediale Praktiken, die den Umgang mit Bildern, Fotografien, Filmen, Karten oder Diagrammen, das Erzählen und Dokumentieren, das Sammeln von Objekten oder Daten u.a. betreffen, in interdisziplinärer Perspektive mit Bezug auf aktuelle Fragestellungen gewonnen. Während des Studiums legen Sie einen Schwerpunkt auf Kunst oder Medien oder einen interdisziplinären Schwerpunkt, der die Schnittstellen von Literatur und Kunst bzw. Literatur und Medien in den Blick nimmt, und schließen damit das Studium ab.

When: Friday, 17. November at 17:30

Language of the webinar: German

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Isabell Otto and Anne Ganzert

M.A. Literature (Thu, 16. Nov, 20:30, German)

The Konstanz Master's School of Literary Studies (in German) is designed for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in literature. The programme structure offers a unique combination of interdisciplinary philological modules concerning general literary studies with modules focusing on specialist philological subjects.

When: Thursday, 16. November, 20:30

Language of the webinar: German

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Hütter

M.A. Multilingualism (Mo, 13. Nov, 19:00, English)

The MA Multilingualism offered by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz (Germany) concentrates on topics in current linguistics research that bear most directly on two areas:

  • multilingualism and the individual. This area covers aspects of bi- and multilingual language acquisition in current theory and research, including bilingual development during early childhood, second-language (L2) acquisition in children and adults, as well as L3 acquisition and heritage language acquisition.
  • aspects of multilingualism in society. This area includes topics such as language contact, language loss, language dominance, language influence and language change in European and non-European languages.

When: Monday, 13. November at 19:00

Language of the webinar: English

Speaker: will be announced soon 

M.A. Eastern European Studies: History-Media (Tue, 14. Nov, 20:30, German)

The Master’s Programme in Eastern European Studies: History-Media is a double degree programme run in cooperation the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) in Moscow.

This interdisciplinary programme offers you the opportunity to deepen your previous degree studies in the humanities, the social and cultural sciences with a focus on the Eastern European region. The study programme consists of the specialised fields: Slavic media and cultural studies, and Eastern European history. The interdisciplinary focus will provide you with broad knowledge and methodical skills to understand cultural, historical and media processes. Our students have the option of gaining a double degree with the University of Konstanz and the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) in Moscow. In the context of our international network you can also attend courses of the Eastern European Studies master’s programme at the University of Zurich.

When: Tuesday, 14. November at 20:30

Language of the webinar: German

Speaker: Dr. Renata von Maydell

M.A. Speech and Language Processing

The Master’s Programme in Speech and Language Processing is designed as a post-graduate programme to deepen knowledge acquired during the bachelor's degree in linguistics or an equivalent degree. The programme focuses on the (dysfunctional and functional) human and automated processing of spoken and written language, and it gives you the opportunity to specialise in Human Language Processing or Machine Language Processing.

When: will be announced soon

Language of the webinar: will be announced soon

Speaker: will be announced soon

Study programmes for working professionals

M.Sc. Advanced Safety Sciences for Medicines (Wed, 15. Nov, 19:00, English)

Postgraduate study programme which requires a first university degree.

The safety of medicines starts early with active ingredient research, and it is a key criterion in the development of drugs. This further educational master’s programme Advanced Safety Sciences for Medicines is for participants who are already involved in the sphere of medicine development. It provides you with insights into aspects of drug safety involved in your professional day-to-day practice and relates to all phases of drug research and development. You will especially concentrate on the interdisciplinary relationships of safety assessments coming from the various sub-disciplines involved, ranging from the search for active ingredients through the preclinical and clinical testing phases to drug production. The integration of toxicological data from active pharmaceutical ingredient development and the preclinical and clinical phases up to the application on humans are other areas of focus. You will cover topics such as regulatory approval, the production of pharmaceuticals and the mandatory accompanying safety studies for a drug after its marketing authorisation and its market launch. This way you will develop a comprehensive understanding of risks and appropriate safety precautions.

When: Wednesday, 15. November, 19:00

Language of the webinar: English

Speaker: will be announced soon

B.Sc. Motor Neurorehabilitation (Wed, 15. Nov, 20:30, German)

Further educational, extra-occupational bachelor's programme requiring completed vocational training as a physiotherapist or ergotherapist.

The bachelor´s programme Motor Neurorehabilitation acquaints students with the whole spectrum of modern motoric neurorehabilitation. You will gain a basic understanding of neurological disease patterns as well as the societal and institutional framework conditions of rehabilitation in the health system. In addition to this, you will learn how to use current findings from various disciplines and to optimise them for the specific patient.
The extra-occupational motoric neurorehabilitation bachelor's programme at the University of Konstanz conveys scientifically grounded competencies that are of growing medical importance, together with its specialised sports science group and in close cooperation with the Kliniken Schmieder in Konstanz.

When: Wednesday, 15. November at 20:30

Language of the webinar: German

Speaker: Caroline Krugmann