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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. Eleven 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.