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Global Mass Communication


Master of Arts (M.A.)


Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Science at Leipzig University or an equivalent degree (with at least 180 credits); English TOEFL score of at least 100 (iBT); selection test (consisting of an exposé and an interview, among others)


The programme teaches its students mass communication theories and conveys knowledge about communication science, empirical social research methods, the European and American media system, economy and media law in an international context, and the journalistic approach to work. It also addresses ethical questions concerning global media transitions.
This double-degree study programme is a consecutive programme that focuses on research and includes a tuition-free semester abroad (in the second year) at Ohio University’s renowned E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in Athens (Ohio). The programme is directed at excellent graduates from communication and media science programmes and gives them the opportunity to further their knowledge in the subject’s theories, methods and fields of research, with a major focus on media structures and media culture in the USA. In the framework of the double degree, the students will acquire intercultural skills and ESP (English for specific purposes), both of which will prepare and qualify them for executive functions in globally operating media companies as well as for international research and publishing in the academic field of communication and media.
The programme’s students will acquire team-based intercultural skills by working together and studying in a foreign language, linking research and practice, occupying an active role in research or practice-based projects within the scope of the tandem as well as by doing a research internship at the E.W. Scripps College of Communication in Athens/Ohio (USA). A tandem programme with American students will support the students from Leipzig in organising their stay abroad and in brushing up their English.
The study programme is partly in English. The students will obtain a double degree: a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Global Mass Communication and a Master of Sciences (MSc) in Journalism. Lecturers from both Leipzig and Athens/Ohio will supervise the students’ Master’s theses.

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last update: 21.06.2018 


Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy