Communication (B.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Arts (Two-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates:

Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
W-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Restricted in semesters 1 and 2


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


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 with the focus on

Communication Research (M.A.)

Media Management (M.A.)
- requires the Bachelor degree with the minor Economics

Corporate Communication/PR (M.A.)

as well as

Journalism (M.A.)


Department of Communication


Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media, and Sports


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. The Bachelor Communication (B.A.) 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.


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

The Academic Advisory 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).