Journalism and Communication Studies (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Mass Media and Communication Science aims at equipping students with the key qualifications necessary for pursuing a career in central occupational fields. In addition, it prepares and trains students for continuing academic studies. Through academic reflection, students acquire the necessary knowledge for public communication and practices of communication.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 641

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 60 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

Entrance exam procedure

Curriculum

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Data updated on: 19.07.2019

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)

Attention

Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Mass Media and Communication Science consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) which is subdivided into two modules, as well as compulsory modules. The compulsory modules focus on the methods and theories of mass media and communication science, as well as societal communication. Moreover, they deal with research practice, the special areas of mass media and communication science and the practical applications of societal communication. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Multimedia journalism
  • Public relations
  • Communication ethics
  • Media economics
  • Market research

... und viele mehr.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.



After Graduation

Students acquire skills and competences that are essential for communication-oriented professions in the following fields of practice:

  • journalism (press, radio, television, multimedia)
  • public relations
  • advertisement
  • market and public opinion research
  • media and communication research.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.

 

The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.5 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.0 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 378 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Journalism and Communication Studies graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).