Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Studies

Source: Stefan Wolf Lucks

The Institute for Media and Communication Studies offers a bachelor’s program for Media and Communication Studies (duration: 6 semesters).


Media and Communication Studies is a transdisciplinary field in social sciences. It applies different perspectives to the conditions, structures, processes, contents and effects of mediated communication, especially mass communication, and contributes to their shape. It encompasses all forms of direct and mediated public communication, including organizational communication as well as new forms of computer-mediated and net-based communication.

Through the discussion of media communication and other societal phenomena the study of media and communication science conveys key qualifications (media and communication competence, problem-solving techniques) for jobs in journalism and public relations, communication and media research, program planning and media marketing, organizational communication, computer-mediated and net-based communication outlets and media and culture management.

An overview of the program’s subjects is offered by the online-assistant for study choice (Online-Studienfachwahl-Assistent) (in German) which includes interactive tasks and provides direct feedback. Detailed information on the contents of each study unit (German: Modul) can be found in the study and examination regulations (pdf-file, in German).

Combination Bachelor's Program

Media and Communication Studies at Freie Universität Berlin is offered as a combination bachelor’s program, which consists of one major (typically 90 credits) and one or two minor subjects (one 60-credit minor or two 30-credit minors). Media and Communication Studies can be chosen either as major (90 credits) or as minor (60 credits) through other study programs. Students can choose their majors and minors from a broad range of subjects unless a specific combination is required: Combination options for core subjects with modules (in German). Candidates get admitted to their majors and minors separately, but have to enroll for all of the program’s components at the same time. In addition to major and minor subjects, 30 credits need to be accomplished in the area of General professional skills courses (Allgemeine Berufsvorbereitung, ABV).

Key information


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


6 semesters

Application period

June 1 – July 15

Program start

Winter semester



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