Journalism and Mass Communication: University of Hamburg

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Master of Arts
Journalism and Mass Communication: University of Hamburg, Universität Hamburg, Dr. Elke Grittmann, Allende-Platz 1, Hamburg, 20146, Germany
Journalism and Mass Communications
Course Language(s) 
German and English
Course Beginning 
End of October
4 semesters
App Deadline 
EU and German applicants: The application period for the programme is from June 01 until July 15; Non-EU applicants: First semester applicants must submit their applications by March 15
Submit Application To 

EU and German applicants: Zentrum für Studierende, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg; Non-EU applicants: Department of International Affairs, Rothenbaumchaussee 36, 20148 Hamburg



Obligatory modules:

  • Journalism, media and society;
  • Media research;
  • Empirical methods in communication research;
  • Journalistic research;
  • News writing;
  • Research studies in journalism;
  • Media systems & globalisation;
  • Media ethics and media criticism;
  • Final module (thesis);

Elective modules:

  • Journalism as a profession;
  • Internship;
  • Journalism and Europe;
  • Project workshop a;
  • Project workshop b

Elective area:

  • Elective courses

The general objectives of this programme are a) to enable students to acquire knowledge of journalism, mass media and the scholarly study of such including the social, political, economic and historical contexts that affect news reporting, journalism practices as well as mass media as a whole; b) to familiarise students with the key contemporary issues and debates in the area of journalism and mass media studies and to provide them with the analytical skills to make sense of them. Furthermore, the research skills of the students will be developed to allow them to prepare for further studies in journalism. After the programme, students will be able to write journalistically and conduct scientific research thereby preparing them for a wide range of tasks in the media industry.

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