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Profile study portion
Starting in the second semester, students choose a profile area. Each profile area consists of:
- one Focus Area (30 CP), composed of mandatory courses (15 CP) and optional courses (15 CP)
- Module: Research Internship (10 CP) see below
- Module: Ethics and Policy Questions (5 CP) see below
The mandatory courses within the focus areas are described on the following pages.
For the optional courses (15 CP), modules from the list of optional modules can be completed, provided that they are assigned to the chosen specialisation.
- Explanation and discussion of fundamental concepts such as standards, values, morals, and ethics from an interdisciplinary and a disciplinary perspective
- Social consequences of one’s own actions
- Algorithmic bias (“discriminatory algorithms”)
- Fundamentals of ethical discourse
- History of ethics committees in Germany
- Tasks and rules of ethics committees; how ethics committees work
- Current challenges
- Future prospects for ethical actions and research
The students gain practical research experience in the area of data science and apply instructional content learned in their study program to research practice. They gain experience in project coordination and implementation and develop teamwork skills.