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Communication and Media Studies
Bachelor of Arts (Minor subject)

Short description

Short description

The BA minor 'Communication and Media Studies' is a social-scientific study programme, dealing with media and public communication. As a minor, the programme can only be studied in combination with a major.

Combination options

For this study programme you need a major subject

Art History
English and American Studies
German Languages and Literatures
Historical Studies
Japanese Studies
Jewish Studies
Romance Languages and Literatures

Entry/Admission requirements

Admission requirement is the Abitur (high school graduation).

Programme content

The BA minor 'Communication and Media Studies' is a social scientific study programme, focusing on the social preconditions, consequences, and the meaning of mass media and public communication. Amongst others, the students will become familiarised with media systems, journalism, public relations, political communication, media entertainment, media exposure as well as media effects. The relevance of this study programme lies in the importance of communication and media in our society today. The programme also provides training in advanced social science research methodology and fosters cooperation skills through project-oriented study.

Programme structure

The standard period of study is six semesters.

Programme objectives/Career prospects

The programme prepares for occupational fields such as advertisement, public relations, media studies, market research, public opinion research, strategic communication and communication consulting as well as journalism.

Programme start:
Winter semester
Programme duration:
6 semesters
Language of instruction:
German (partially: English)
Application procedure:
Local admission restrictions - HHU
Closing date for applications:
by 15/07/2024
Closing date for enrolment:
As stated in letter of acceptance
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2024 - 15/08/2024
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module guide

Documents available in German only.

Study programme contact:

PD Dr. Marco Dohle

Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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