For a successful professional it is an essential tool to have strong communication skills, for a successful professional in the media sciences this is fundamental. The Masters of Communication program offers theoretical knowledge with a strong focus on practical, professional skills and competences.
The educational program of the course is strongly media-oriented which is based on a thorough grounding in social and behavioral sciences and present issues of intercultural communication. Complying with current social and labor market demands, the course integrates the fields of communication theory, media studies, social sciences, political science, sociology, psychology and cultural studies within the field of social sciences offering a knowledge of high standard, which can be put to a profitable and practical use in various areas.
THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO
Has strong communication skills in multiple languages, interested in intercultural communication and wishing to understand the complexity of new media tools and digital technologies.
New Media Theory, Theories and Social Functions of Media, Anthropology of Communication, Visual Culture, Representation Theorie, Effect Mechanisms of Interpersonal Communication, Media Regulation Theories, Theories of Identity and Otherness, Media and Cultural Studies, International Political and Organizational Communication, Foreign Language Communication Techniques
By launching the International Communication module, we wish to provide for the training of professionals who are able to perform entrepreneurial, networking and managerial tasks in various fields of international social and political relations based on their comprehensive knowledge and skills gained in the area of mass communication and intercultural communication in addition to their excellent command of two foreign languages used for specific professional purposes.
• the educational programme of the course is strongly media-oriented which is based on a thorough grounding in social and behavioural sciences;
• complying with current social and labour market demands, the course integrates the fields of communication theory, media studies, social sciences, political science, sociology, psychology and cultural studies within the field of social sciences offering a knowledge of high standard, which can be put to a profitable and practical use in various areas;
• the course is planned to include one optional modules: International Communication.
In accordance with the educational objectives of the programme, the module places special emphasis on developing the cross-cultural and intercultural competences of students who are also introduced to the complex system of international organizations and the intricate processes that shape international relations.
The graduates of the communication master course may find employment in a wide range of areas within the field of media and culture including mass communication, traditional and electronic media, educational and cultural institutions, publishing houses and non-profit organizations. They may pursue their future career in the distribution networks of cultural products, at convention and event organizing enterprises but local political organizations as well as other regional bodies interested in social communication may count on the contribution of MA graduates in communication.
Furthermore, the thorough grounding in theoretical interdisciplinary studies makes our graduates eligible to continue their studies at doctoral programmes.
Qualification as specified in the degree certificate
Communication and Media Studies Expert
Head of the program
Andras Murai Ph.D., Associate Professor
“As long as you have strong motivation to study here, you will find countless opportunities to improve your knowledge and step up your career.
MA course in Communication and Media Studies offer media-oriented programs which are based on social sciences. Although my previous major was Human Development focusing on Sports Sciences and apart from Media Studies, offered courses make my existing knowledge deeper and deeper. I still expect to get skills to inspect society.”
Yuri Takeda, student of our Communication and Media Studies MA program from Japan
"Last semester, I did my graduate internship at the International Office of METU, and that experience surpassed my initial expectations. One of the main reasons that made me decide to stay here is the university's international ambience, having students from literally all over the world. Besides that, I was also very enthusiastic at the idea of doing my master in such a vibrant city; there is pretty much anything a student wish could do in and around the city."
Ulvi Garasharuv, student of our Communication and Media Studies MA program from The Netherlands
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