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In order to help contain the coronavirus, courses scheduled for the winter semester will be held using digital formats. Please check the FU Berlin website regularly for updates on the current state of information. Frequently asked questions regarding general information about the Coronavirus, impact on studying, teaching and campus life as well as information for exchange students can be found in the FAQs “Questions and Answers about the Novel Coronavirus”.

Please note that the Institute for Media and Communication Studies remains closed until further notice. We ask you to limit communication to emails and telephone.

FU libraries offer low contact lending services. The workspaces and Zedat PC-Pools can be used after booking an appointment.

Welcome to the Institute for Media and Communication Studies


At a Glance

Communication science at Freie Universität Berlin is dedicated to the various aspects of human and public communication. Ten divisions of the institute with different foci in research and teaching provide theoretical background and empirical knowledge in journalism, organizational communication, media content and effects, communication policy, media economics, media use research, history of communication, and social science research methods. In lectures and seminars, students learn about institutions, structures, and processes of communication as well as the media’s political and social function in present and past.


If you are planning a Ph.D. project and want to get in touch with the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, please check the Information for Ph.D. enquiries and send your application (CV, academic record and short research proposal of about 5 pages) to phd@kommwiss.fu-berlin.de. Incomplete applications will not be considered.