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

Program objectives

The degree program educates students to become journalists with a focus on social and health issues. This interdisciplinary program 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 program 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 program 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 healthcare
  • environment and health
  • health education/personal health communication/concepts of health

Practical fundamentals/media production

  • Research
  • editorial management
  • interdisciplinary project work


Print layout/image design/Web design

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

Last updated September 24, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2019
4 semesters
Full time
- There is no tuition fee at the university.
Germany - Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Start date : Oct. 2019
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Oct. 2019
Germany - Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
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