Corporate Communication/PR (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semester

Start:

winter semester

Admission restrictions:

limited admission

Application:

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

Deadlines:

Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Economics (B.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

With the Master’s degree in Corporate Communication/PR, students at the University of Mainz have the option to pursue a comprehensive education in the areas of corporate communication and public relations. The consecutive program leads to a further professional degree for graduates with either a Bachelor’s in Journalism or Economics. The course of study will provide knowledge in the specialist areas of corporate communications, public relations, political communication, political consulting and financial communication.

Courses were developed for the Master’s program with a particularly strong professional orientation and modern teaching content. Together with the Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, the proposed Master’s degree in Communication, as well as Master’s degrees already offered in Media Management and Journalism, the Institute for Communication Science offers an integrated, interdisciplinary and unique educational portfolio.

Master entrance requirements

Proof of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Communication Sciences or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad. At least half of the degree program (a minimum of 90 credit points) must be in subjects related to Communication Studies or Economics. In addition, 9 credit points must be in empirical methodology (statistics, empirical social research). If the Bachelor’s diploma is not available yet, the applicant must provide proof of a minimum of 60 credit points in a subject related to Communication Studies or Economics before the application deadline. Admission is granted on the condition that a Bachelor’s diploma be presented within the first semester of the Master’s degree program that verifies the required 90 credit points in full. Applicant must always verify they have achieved 9 credit points in empirical methods before the application deadline.

Proof of relevant professional training completed or specialized internships that go beyond obligatory internships in relevant professional fields or proof of a minimum of two years of relevant work experience in a qualified position, if such experience has been gained or completed.

Proof of excellent achievements if available (special research sponsorships, distinctions and awards, publications and lectures, etc. and/or proven specialist knowledge of methods beyond the 18 credit point level).

Proof of proficiency in German measured by the German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH) or the TestDaF is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German-speaking institution or who were awarded their degree in a program not taught in German. The applicant must prove their language proficiency is at DSH Level 3 or TestDaF Level 4 x TDN 5.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.


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).