About the programme
The Master's programme in Media and Communication combines practical journalism and communication theory, giving you the ideal preparation for your future career, be it in academia or in journalism. Building on your undergraduate degree, you will gain advanced knowledge and skills in selected areas of focus and in the interdisciplinary extension modules.
You will also gain a broad grounding in social science, as the programme's core modules include Communication Studies, Media Studies, Media Informatics and Media Education. This Master's degree builds on the profile of the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Studies, which was voted one of the best Media Studies programmes in Germany in the 2011 CHE ranking and has received the Seal of Quality of the German Foundation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes.
- Bavaria's first cross-media editorial room with a state-of-the-art newsroom
- The Centre for Media and Communications is the first of its kind among German universities
- Additional cross-media-related courses taught by expert professional instructors
- Close co-operation with visiting lecturers
- Plenty of opportunities to get involved in one of the campus media student groups (TV, radio, web and print)
- An annual Journalism Summer School for highly motivated students
- The Institute for Interdisciplinary Media Science (IFIM) provides the interdisciplinary backup for all areas of teaching and research
- Excellent internship opportunities owing to the close relationships with regional, national and international media organisations
- Study at one of Germany's most beautiful campus universities (2009 Unicum survey)
The Master of Arts in Media and Communication allows you to consolidate the skills and knowledge gained in your previous undergraduate programme, and to combine this with Communication Studies theory and methodology. Inter-disciplinarity is an important facet of this degree programme, and you will learn to connect this knowledge with Media Studies, Media Informatics and Media Education in incremental modules. This will help you shape your future professional profile in hands-on courses. The dissertation, which is part of the degree programme, gives you the opportunity to independently carry out a research project and set another thematic focus on your profile.
German language requirements
You will need good German language skills to study this degree programme, as that is the main language of instruction for this programme. Therefore, you will have to provide a recognised German language certificate when enrolling for the programme, unless you can demonstrate that German was the language of instruction for your secondary school education (e.g. Abitur at a German international school) or your first undergraduate degree (i.e. a German-taught bachelor's degree programme).
The University of Passau has set up a German language teaching unit, German Courses Passau, which offers a selection of preparatory language programmes tailored to the needs of international students. These range from summer courses to a full academic year and cater to learners of all levels.
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Last updated January 26, 2018