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Can I apply for the master’s programs Media and Political Communication / Media and Communication Studies if I don’t have a degree in communication and/or media studies?

An application to both master’s programs must display program achievements which are equivalent to at least 60 ECTS in media, communication or journalism studies. At least 10 out of these 60 ECTS must be successfully completed social science method classes. As part of your application you must present significant proof that your degree meets these criteria (Transcript of Records). In case student’s bachelor’s degrees do not have informed ties to the field of media and communication studies, students will not meet the application requirements and an application for our master’s programs will not be successful.

The approval process which assesses the extent of relevant subjects also approves methods classes from other social sciences as well as final assignments with informed ties to media and communication studies. Job experiences in journalism and/or public relations cannot be taken into account for the evaluation of your degree.

Please provide a summary of all relevant classes including a description of their subjects (e.g. from the catalog of courses) and include references for the information stated (e.g. URL). Please include a written confirmation from your higher education institution or from the course instructor for courses that do not appear to be relevant at first sight because of their title. Such a confirmation should explicitly state in how far media and communication studies have been subject of the course (or subject of the final assignment).