Master of Arts in Media and Political Communication

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Graduate Prospectus

The master’s program Media and Political Communication attracts outstanding B.A. graduates of media and communication studies from all over the world. The program provides students with the analytical and methodological competences necessary for understanding and researching political communication in an ever-changing media world.

The courses cover diverse aspects of political communication with a strong focus on international and comparative perspectives.

Goals and Content

The aim of this theory-driven and research-oriented master’s program in Media and Political Communication is to provide students with analytical expertise in the complex interaction of communication, media and politics. Focal points:

  • Political communication and media
  • Political communication management
  • Political journalism
  • Media policy and regulations

 

Detailed information on the contents and plan of study of the master’s program can be found in the study and examination regulations (pdf-file, in German).

Research and Methodological Competency

The program provides students with the analytical and methodological competencies necessary for understanding and researching political communication in an ever-changing media world. The courses cover a broad range of topics relating to media and politics including latest research on international political communication and advanced empirical methods. Students are also encouraged to conduct their own research projects.

Berlin – Capital and Media Location

Berlin, as the capital of Germany, is home to many important political institutions and media organizations. The location offers ample opportunities for problem-oriented research and hands-on experience. Courses taught by adjunct faculty with close ties to media and political institutions allow students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. Moreover, Berlin is an ideal place for gaining professional experience through optional internships at various relevant organizations and companies.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the master’s program in Media and Political Communication are qualified to work in both, academic and applied teaching and research environments. The program also prepares them for leadership positions in the media and other organizations involved in political communication. Additional career options are in the areas of media policy, political consulting and political education.

Key information

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Duration

4 semesters

Application period

April 15 – May 31

Program start

Winter semester

Language

German, English (about 25%)

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Fees and Contributions

Freie Universität Berlin does not charge tuition fees for consecutive master’s programs as, for instance, Media and Political Communication. Instead, the university charges “semester fees and contributions”.

General Information

Last Update: Sep 16, 2013

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