Master MSc

Seit 2015 wird das englischsprachige Masterstudium Communication Science am Institut angeboten. Das Studium konzentiert sich auf Forschung und Methoden und schließt mit einem Master of Science (MSc) ab.

Program Outline

The Master in Communication Science provides a broad understanding of communication processes on the individual, organisational, and societal level. By preparing students in the latest research methodologies and theories, the program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for investigating communication phenomena in a complex media environment. Graduates of the Master will be able to plan, implement and evaluate scientific research on an internationally competitive level.

Duration and Workload

The scheduled duration of the Master‘s program is 4 semesters (2 years), and equals 120 ECTS credits.
Program Structure

Modul 1: Introduction to Communication Theory and Research (18 ECTS)

The module Introduction to Communication Theory and Research teaches students of the basics of communication
research. Master students in Communication Science will get to know the following empirical research areas: „Media & Politics“, „Strategic Communication“ and „Journalism and Society“.

Modul 2: Introduction to Communication Research Methods (12 ECTS)

In the second compulsory module students will gain a basic understanding of central data collection and analysis methods of communication research. This qualifies students to select and plan appropriate research designs for different types of research issues.

Modul 3: Advanced Data Analysis (15 ECTS)

The module Advanced Data Analysis provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge in advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis. In various courses, students will learn how to use different analytical methods efficiently.

Modul 4 & 5: Research Projects 1 & 2 (20 ECTS per Modul)

The Research Projects usually consist of 10 to 15 students, In small groups (10 to 15 students) participants will learn to plan and prepare research projects in two of the three thematic areas: Media & Politics, Strategic Communication or Journalism & Society. After successful completion of this module, they will be able to independently conduct their own research project for the master Thesis.

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