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Welcome in the Department of Media, Music, and Speech Studies! Most of the content on this website is still in German, but feel free to contact us for more information in English. The Department’s Section of Media and Communication Studies offers BA, MA and PhD programmes. We would be pleased to accept international PhD students.

Integrating scholarly and practical work across all degree programmes, the Section combines approaches and methods from media and communication studies. In addition to our BA and MA media and communication degrees, we offer a Master’s programme in digital journalism. The combination of humanities and social science methods prepare our students for a wide range of careers. Typically, our graduates work in the media industry, the arts sector or in education.

The Section has four full professors covering media and communication more broadly and specialized fields such as Sound Studies, Internet Studies and Production Studies/Media Industry Studies. Our colleagues work on a variety of topics including science communication, computer games, digital media, children’s films, European cinema and media literacy. Check their profiles to find out more or contact them directly.

We are located in MMZ, a building entirely devoted to media companies which also hosts one of Europe’s most sought-after post-production facilities operated by Arri. We have our own recording studio and A/V equipment.

Information for incoming ERASMUS students

Each semester one or two courses in the Section of Media and Communication Studies are taught in English. You are free to attend all courses taught in German if you already have some prior knowledge of German. In case you opt for one of our media studies courses in English and the German language course offered by the Language Centre, you will accomplish a minimum of 15 ECTS. Moreover, you can select from a wide range of English courses offered by other departments. For a list of modules taught in English, visit the course catalogue. All in all, you will be able to cover a minimum of 30 ECTS per semester entirely based on courses in English. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our ERASMUS coordinators, Maren Schuster () and Andreas Ehrenreich ().

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