Studying journalism - practival, innovative and reflective
The Department of Journalism currently offers three degree programs: The two-year Master of Journalism with 20 to 25 study places per year; the two-year German-French Master of Transnational Journalism, a program we run in cooperation with the Université de Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle and the Franco-German University (DFH) with a total of twelve places per year; and the Bachelor’s Minor in Audio-visual Publishing with 48 places per year. All programs start in the winter semester only.
Core competencies for the working world of today and tomorrow— the Bachelor’s Minor in Audio-visual Publishing
The Bachelor’s Minor in Audio-visual Publishing combines the expertise of a major with the media-specific knowledge of audio-visual design. Whether they are journalists, political scientists, physicists or film scholars, students learn in six semesters how to use contemporary audio-visual media to present complex topics in an attractive way for a broad audience. Basic journalistic knowledge is also the foundation here. Due to high demand, the freshly reaccredited program has accepted 48 first-year students each year since fall 2019 instead of the previous 16.
In all media –- our Master in of Journalism
The Master's Pprogram in Journalism teaches and reflects the fundamentals of journalistic work and practices in all media genres and playout playing methods: Texts, sounds, images. Whether in newspapers and magazines, on radio and television, or on social media platforms, what counts is relevance, substance, and originality - —and this has been so for forty years. The program is open to applicants from all fields of study. An aptitude test determines admission. Our graduates work in numerous newsrooms nationwide.
Journalism for the European Idea – the German-French Master of Transnational Journalism
With our transnational master’s program, we overcome transcend borders – geographically and journalistically. Together with the Université de Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle and the Franco-German University (DFH), students are prepared for professional practice in a Europe that is growing together. The participants study the first year in Paris, the second in Mainz. The courses are offered in German, French and English, and the journalistic and academic perspective is transnational rather than national. The program is open to applicants from all fields of study with very good language skills.