Master’s Programme in Media and Political Communication

The Master’s programme in Media and Political Communication is offered by the Institute for Media and Communication Studies (standard length of study: 4 semesters).

Object of the Programme

The consecutive, subject-specialised, theory-driven and strongly research-oriented Master’s programme deepens and extends the basic specialist knowledge gained in a Bachelor’s programme in Journalism and Communication Science or a similar academic programme. The programme 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

After successful completion of studies the title “Master of Arts (MA)” will be awarded.

Contact Persons

Person responsible for the programme Prof. Dr. Barbara Pfetsch
Programme coordinator Ansgar Koch
Study programme advisor Ansgar Koch
Responsibility at the Examination Office Janine Pfeiffer
Contact for the Examining Board Prof. Dr. Joachim Trebbe

New Information

These informations are only available in German. Please consult the German page.

Information regarding Studies

Study- and Examination Regulations

These documents are only available in German. Please consult the German page.

Change of Study and Examination Regulations

These documents are only available in German. Please consult the German page.

Degree Completion Phase

Please consult the German page for further information and various forms which can be downloaded.

Requirements for Taking Exams

  Professors and private lecturers Post doctoral research fellows Research assistants (pre-doc) Visiting lecturers (Lehrbeauftragte)
Module (part) examinations yes yes yes yes
Supervision of the MA Thesis yes yes no no
Second correction of the MA Thesis yes yes no no
Chairman in oral examination yes yes no no
Second examiner yes yes no no
Assessor yes yes yes no