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Curriculum and Course Structure of the BA Media and Communication Studies

Media and Communication Studies is a social science that analyzes the conditions, structures, processes, contents and effects of mediated communication. The Bachelor’s program provides students with comprehensive knowledge in the following areas of research: journalism, organizational communication, international communication, communication policy, media economics, communication history, media use and media effects.

The courses offered in the program focus on:

  • scientific findings and theories concerning public communication, in particular mediated communication
  • research methods for analyzing communication, media use and media effects as current and historic phenomena
  • development of the necessary skills for professional communication.

The Bachelor’s program prepares students for jobs in journalism and public relations, organizational communication, communication and media research, media marketing and planning, and conceptual design of (digital) communication media.

90 ECTS MAJOR IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Module Introduction to Media and Communication Studies A
Module History and Structures of the Media System A
Module Methodology: Epistemological Principles, Data Collection, Statistics A
Module Journalism Research and Organizational Communication
Module Communication Effects and Public Spheres A
Module Media Practice A
Module Perspectives of Public Communication A
60 ECTS MINOR IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Module Introduction to Media and Communication Studies B
Module History and Structures of the Media System B
Elective Methodology: Epistemological Principles, Data Collection, Statistics B OR Media Practice B
Module Journalism Research and Organizational Communication
Module Communication Effects and Public Spheres B
Module Perspectives of Public Communication B