Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Sozial- & Kulturwissenschaften
Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies

MA Transforming Digitality (TRADY)

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The interdisciplinary master’s programme Transforming Digitality (TRADY) aims at imparting 21st century skills. This includes extensive digital competences as well as creativity, communication and collaboration skills. As a graduate, you are able to support, shape and coordinate digital transformation processes in businesses and organisations from different specialist perspectives. At the same time, you can critically reflect on phenomena of digitality and digitalisation.

To this end, the programme places particular emphasis on more agile and project-oriented forms of learning. Teaching content is mostly interdisciplinary and offered by the Faculties of Architecture, Design, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical and Process Engineering, Media and Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. This allows for innovative forms of teaching, course formats and contents that are highly relevant later in professional life. 

TRADY is not a purely technical study programme. It qualifies graduates to work in positions at the interfaces between concept, implementation and technology and promotes key skills such as agile working, digital learning and collaboration techniques. It also addresses economic aspects and modern leadership topics.

Although module names are in English, the main language of instruction is German. However, English language skills are indispensable for understanding relevant technical literature

Career Options

Whether at a large-scale enterprise, a medium-sized business, a start-up or a social welfare organisation – the master’s programme Transforming Digitality enables you to help shape digital transformation processes in various fields and from different perspectives. In addition, it qualifies you as a mediator between tech specialists and subject matter experts in interdisciplinary teams

Key facts


Language of 
Mainly German
Degree​Master of Arts (MA)
Normal programme length3 semesters (full-time)
Study programme begins​Summer semester
Application​Find out how and when to apply:
Degree seeking students
Exchange students
Allocation of places​Restricted admission **
General admission requirements
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Special admission requirements1. Bachelor’s degree or a comparable degree from a higher education institution  in the field of design, engineering, economic, nature, social or cultural sciences.
2. Proof german (C1) and english (B2) language skills​.
Application with a provisional grade*
​Period abroad
​​Postgraduate study programmes at HSD e.g. doctoral studies
​Summary of key information​Flyer (PDF)

​Information for international applicants Go to information for international applicants

*A provisional grade is the average grade of all your examination results available at the time of application. This is a temporary solution in case you do not have a final grade yet.

**The restricted admission is subject to approval by the Ministry for culture and academic affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW).