Communication with a focus on Communication and Media Researchfull time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Mainz

    Location

  • May 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    May 2024 (EU), May 2024 (Non-EU)
    Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Communication Studies
  • Publishing Studies
  • Digital Media
Focus

Digital Communication, Communication and Market, Media and Social Change, Communicator Research

Target group

The course teaches extensive skills for a profession in academic and applied Communication Science. In an information society, media communication plays a central role. Accordingly, the research interest in the processes, functions and effects of the mass media and the role of those involved in it grows in the university sector as well as in the private sector. Today, for companies, parties or non profit organisations, analyses of its media presence and resonance are indispensable. Equally, methodological skills are in demand, on the one hand in university research and teaching, and on the other, in the context of market, opinion and media research in the private sector, or for companies and media institutions that are advertising. The Master's degree course in Communication Science also prepares students for tasks in journalism, which require methods-focused training in publishing, such as experience in academic journalism.

Annotation

If the Bachelor degree certificate is not available by the application deadline, but at least 135 credit points can be demonstrated: Submit a certificate of study and examinations and the average grade achieved so far. (This certificate must be issued by the relevant higher education institution, original or officially authenticated copy). After enrolment, the diploma must be submitted. If the degree was obtained abroad: officially authenticated copy of a certificate of recognition (responsible: Student Service - Admission International).

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree from a Journalism or Communication Science subject or a very similar degree from a university in Germany or abroad. At least 90 credit points (CP) or an equivalent amount in a Journalism or Communication Science subject. Of which at least 12 CP in the field of Empirical Methodology, including mandatory Statistics. Evidence of at least 10 of these CP in the field of Empirical Benefit and Impact Research. Sufficient proficiency in English Student applicants:who obtained neither their higher education entrance qualification at a German-speaking institution nor a degree in a course conducted in German must provide evidence of German proficiency at the level of the “German Language Test for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Students” (DSH) or the “Test of German as a Foreign Language” (TestDaF) (levels DSH-3 and 4 x TDN 5).

Lecture period
  • 15.04.2024 - 20.07.2024
  • 21.10.2024 - 08.02.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.04.2024 - 15.05.2024

    Participation in the lottery procedure for Master's degree programmes (winter semester 01.08.-31.08; summer semester 01.02.-28.02): www.studium.uni-mainz.de/losverfahren-master Please also note the earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    15.05.2024 (Universitywide deadline)

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.04.2024 - 15.05.2024

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.04.2024 - 15.05.2024

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

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