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Media and Society


Master of Arts

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The degree program

The Master's degree program in media and society implements an outstanding study concept: It combines two subjects and an interdisciplinary study area.
Two of the following subjects can be chosen:

  • Social sciences
  • Media studies
  • Business sciences (business administration and media management)

The studies bundle specialist knowledge in different disciplines and familiarise students with the latest scientific research results and methods. Small learning groups and unconventional teaching methods are targeted at promoting scientific creativity and strengthening innovation potentials. Students can expect a degree program that is structured into a technical studies area and an interdisciplinary area. Additionally, there is a module from interfaculty lectures on general subjects or alternatively an internship. Three modules per chosen subject are studied. The interdisciplinary study share consists of an interdisciplinary project, a theoretically aligned module and an elective module from the offer of the subjects involved.
The degree program in its systematic implementation of interdisciplinarity is targeted at the close connection between research and teaching. Graduates are able to solve a diverse array of concept, planning and analytical tasks. This permits different professional perspectives depending on subject combination.
Some examples:

  • Press and publicity, fields of activity in journalism, publishing, education and further education.
  • Activities in smaller & larger media companies with a business administration focus, activity in management of media agencies and companies or departments with tasks of media management, marketing or media planning.
  • Activities in market and survey research, empirical social research and in
  • consultancy agencies that depend on the combination of competences.


Media and society can only be studied in the interdisciplinary subject combination program.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in at least one of the two chosen subjects with grade 2.5 or better. You must document knowledge at a scope of 18 LP in the other subject. The following admission requirements are required for the individual subjects chosen:
Social sciences: B.A.-degree

  • a) in a social-sciences, political sciences or sociology degree program
  • b) in a equivalent degree program with social science shares (≥ 18 LP)

Media studies: B.A.-degree

  • a) in a media-science degree program
  • b) in a equivalent degree program with media-science shares or equivalent courses of study (≥ 18 LP)

Business administration and media management: B.A.-degree

  • a) in a business-sciences degree program
  • b) in a equivalent degree program with media-economics shares (≥18 LP)

Lack of prior knowledge in the second chosen subject can be caught up at a scope of up to 9 LP in the first academic year (according to the specification of the technical examination board) (instead of the internship).

The current examination regulations at the time shall apply; exceptions shall be determined by the examination board.


Important information


An internship is recommended.


Study organization

Examination regulations/degree plan/module manuals/internship rules

Examination regulations (POs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their PO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the PO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the PO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a PO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.

We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.