Communication Studies (B.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Two-subject Bachelor

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters

Start:

winter and summer semester

Language of Instruction:

german

Admission restrictions:

restricted

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines:

Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15

Master:

Communication Science (M.A.)


Media Management (M.A.)

Corporate Communication/PR (M.A.)

Homepage:

Institute of Media Studies and Communication

Faculty:

Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media, and Sports

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

In the information society, the mass media is omnipresent. Communication Studies investigates its structures, functions, and effects in the capacity of an empirical social science. This means that it studies the mass media, journalists, their messages, and the recipients of these messages by means of the instruments of empirical social research. Content analysis, experiments, and interviews, for instance, are among these instruments.

Communication scientists also analyze the economic and legal structure of media institutions as well as the role and status of journalists in society. Further focal points of research are: Media and communication history, new/online media, media use, non-verbal communication, public opinion, political and international communication, the theory and practice of public relations and of journalism.

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).