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Media and Political Communication

- Master´s programs

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for Media and Communication Studies
Ansgar Koch
Garystr. 55
14195 Berlin

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • University degree with at least 60 credit points in the field of media and communication studies (including at least 10 credit points in research methods).
  • Proof of language proficiency in English (English proficiency at level B2 CEFR).

The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Within the master‘s program students will acquire methodological and analytical skills allowing them to research and evaluate political communication problems and phenomena in a changing media environment. Berlin offers ideal conditions for students to gain personal and practical experience through internships and to carry out research projects in media and political organizations located nearby. The research-oriented master’s program aims to provide detailed professional knowledge in the field of political communication. Focal points are: mediated (including digital) political communication, political communication management, political journalism in online and offline media, methods of empirical communication research, and findings of international political communication research.

1st Semester Admissions
Restricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Restricted admission (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters

This master programme is predominantly taught in German. Some courses may be offered in English as well. For an overview about the structure of the programme please check the information in German (Studienaufbau).