MA in Social and Health Journalism

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

MA in Social and Health Journalism

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

No restricted admission.

Start of studies

  • The programme begins each winter semester.
  • Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 July via uni-assist e.V..

Programme objectives

The degree programme educates students to become journalists with a focus on social and health issues. This interdisciplinary programme addresses the increasingly complex societal developments in social and health care systems which, for journalists and for non-experts in particular, are becoming ever more difficult to understand and to report on comprehensibly. This development presents an increasing challenge to the media communication skills of experts in the social and healthcare sectors, and therefore calls for suitably qualified media professionals. The content of the Master's programme in Social and Health Journalism equip students with all necessary specialist qualifications for the journalistic planning, organisation and production of media content as well as the subject-matter competence in the social and health care field that is required to meet the specific objective of the course of studies.

Degree course content

The education programme consists of the modules: Media and society

  • Journalism/PR theories/ethics
  • political communication
  • mixed reality/Internet

Social issues

  • Changing social systems
  • practice/fields of practice in social work
  • institutional/practice-related problems of social work


  • Social and health policy
  • practice/fields of practice in health care
  • environment and health
  • health education/personal health communication/concepts of health

Practical fundamentals/media production

  • Research
  • editorial management
  • interdisciplinary project work

Design Print layout/image design/Web design

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2018
4 semesters
Full time
Germany - Magdeburg, Saxony Anhalt
Start date: Oct. 2018
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Oct. 2018
Germany - Magdeburg, Saxony Anhalt
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Price There is no tuition fee at the university.