Media and Communication Studies have a 60-year long tradition at Freie Universität Berlin and a stake in the future: The research conducted at the institute is reflected by various courses offered in the bachelor’s and master’s programs. Berlin as the German capital and home of many media organizations attracts a growing number of students yearly with its rich creative and international potential.
Bachelor "Media and Communication Studies"
Media and Communication Studies is a social science that analyzes the conditions, structures, processes, contents and effects of mediated communication. The bachelor’s program provides students with comprehensive knowledge in the following areas of research: journalism, organizational communication, international communication, communication policy, media economics, communication history, media use and media effects. The program can be chosen either as core subject (major) or as a minor in combination with other programs.
Our research oriented M.A. program is addressed to outstanding B.A. graduates of media and communication studies. The courses cover diverse aspects of political communication with a strong focus on international and comparative perspectives. The German capital Berlin, characterized by major political institutions and media organizations, offers ample opportunities for problem-oriented research and hands-on experience.
Double Degree Master "Global Communication and International Journalism" (expiring)
Our M.A. program is conducted together with Saint Petersburg State University. It provides students with the analytical, methodological and practical competencies necessary for understanding and researching global communication and international journalism developments. This master's program is focussing on theoretical skills and practical experience. It takes 4 semesters spent in St. Peterburg as well as in Berlin.
Please note that the participating universities enrolled students in the GCIJ program for the last time in fall 2016. Due to structural reasons the master will expire after graduation of its last cohort in September 2018.