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Bachelor of Arts

Study Type
First Cycle Programmes

Start of studies
The programme begins each winter semester.
Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 May via uni-assist e.V..

Standard period of study
The standard period of study is 6 semesters.

Admission restriction
Restricted admission

Programme objectives

Our world is getting more complex by the day, and the media is undergoing change at an ever-faster pace. We train journalists who can explain complex relationships in simple terms and are able to do this using different media formats, in text or on a cross-media basis.

The journalism programme provides fundamental knowledge on the media and application-oriented skills for the preparation, planning and implementation of media projects.

The journalism programme offers a selection of four fields of concentration:

  • International journalism
  • Media management
  • Economics
  • Society and politics

Degree course content

The programme combines theory and practice. Modules on media theory and media history are fixed elements, as are modules on journalistic production in which the students can obtain basic skills in, for example, producing journalistic texts or television reports. Trainee editorial teams and projects are a focus of the course and feature as of the second term. The students can apply the basic knowledge they have obtained to specific practical questions and produce media reports together. Over the course of the programme, this increasingly takes place in our Newsroom which organises the integration of work across different media (print, television, radio, online).

The fields of concentration and optional modules for seminars on media production and for trainee editorial teams and projects allow the students to set their own specialisation areas within the programme in terms of both content and media.

The fourth term is a mandatory term abroad which can take the form of either a work placement at a foreign company or study at a foreign university.

The students also complete a twelve-week work placement in Germany.

Contact person

Study Advisor
Dr. Monika Lehmann

Tel.: + 49 (0) 391 886 41 06
Fax: + 49 (0) 391 886 46 18

Visitor's address: House 2, Room 0.07, Breitscheidstraße 2, 39114 Magdeburg

Information for International Degree Students

International Office


When should you apply and what should your application include? Learn more about our application procedures and deadlines.

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