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Social and Health Journalism



Master of Arts

Study Type
Consecutive Master's programmes

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

Standard period of study
The standard period of study is 4 semesters.

Admission restriction
No restricted admission

Please note
special admission requirements

Programme objectives

The degree programme educates students to become journalists with a focus on social and health issues. This interdisciplinary programme addresses the increasingly complex societal developments in social and health care systems which, for journalists and for non-experts in particular, are becoming ever more difficult to understand and to report on comprehensibly. This development presents an increasing challenge to the media communication skills of experts in the social and healthcare sectors, and therefore calls for suitably qualified media professionals.

The content of the Master's programme in Social and Health Journalism equip students with all necessary specialist qualifications for the journalistic planning, organisation and production of media content as well as the subject-matter competence in the social and health care field that is required to meet the specific objective of the course of studies.

Degree course content

The education programme consists of the modules:

Media and society
  • Journalism/PR theories/ethics
  • political communication
  • mixed reality/Internet
Social issues
  • Changing social systems
  • practice/fields of practice in social work
  • institutional/practice-related problems of social work
  • Social and health policy
  • practice/fields of practice in health care
  • environment and health
  • health education/personal health communication/concepts of health
Practical fundamentals/media production
  • Research
  • editorial management
  • interdisciplinary project work
  • Print layout/image design/Web design




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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