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Study Media Studies in Germany

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If you choose to pursue a degree in media studies, you will conduct scientific research on media and public communication. This field of study is interdisciplinary and includes topics from, e.g., politics or economics. The courses offered by higher education institutions vary widely and include, for example, the analysis of different presentation mediums, the study of cultural and social effects of the media, as well as the conception and production of content.


114 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, Diplom

German, English

2-9 Semesters

What content can I expect

The field of media studies examines the different forms of media and public communication as well as the cultural and social effects of media. During your studies, you will examine the information and communication mechanisms in the media, both in theory and in practice.

Media studies examines media in relation to basic cultural phenomena and analyses media products as well as the processes that characterise our knowledge and information-based society.

In the field of digital media, you will become familiar with the contents and technologies of digital media. You will learn to design and conceptualise digital media and to analyse the medias’ relationship with cultures and history.

The multimedia field of study deals with the channels, media, and end-products of multimedia content.

A degree in media studies opens up career paths in a wide range of industries and positions. For example, you could work in media relations for organisations and companies, or work in event management, media, or market research. It is also possible to find a job as a television, radio, or multimedia producer.

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