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Film, edit and publish

your own reports and documentaries as a journalist for CampusMedia

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Shoot live programmes

in our television studio

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Recording podcasts

in our radio studio

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Travelling abroad

to our partner universities in Memphis, Paris and Stockholm

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Develop your own formats

in our creative media lab

Studying journalism - practical, innovative and reflective

The School ofJournalismcurrentlyoffersthreedegreeprograms: The two-year Master ofJournalismwith 20 to 25 studyplaces per year; thetwo-year German-French Master of Transnational Journalism, a programwerun in cooperationwiththe Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and the Franco-German University (DFH) with a total oftwelveplaces per year; and theBachelor’s Minor in Audiovisual Media with 32 places per year. All programsstart in the fall/wintersemesteronly.

Bachelor Audiovisual Media

The Bachelor’s Minor in Audiovisual Media combines the expertise of the major subject with the media-specific knowledge of audio-visual design. Whether they are majoring communication or political science, in history or film studies, our students learn in six semesters how to use audio-visual media to present complex topics in an attractive way for a broad audience. Fundamental journalistic knowledge lies also at the core here. Due to high demand, the degree program is currently accepting 32 first-year students each year instead of the previous 16.

Bachelor Audiovisual Media

Master Journalism

The MA program in Journalism teaches and reflects the fundamentals of journalistic work in all media genres. Whether in newspapers and magazines, on radio and television, or on social media platforms, what counts is relevance, substance, and originality. The program is open to applicants from all fields of study. An aptitude test determines admission. Our graduates work in numerous newsrooms nationwide.

Master Journalism

German-French Master

With our transnational master’s program, we overcome boundaries and borders – geographically and journalistically. Together with the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris 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. 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.

German-French Master

Further Master's programmes at the Department of Communication

In addition to the Master's in Journalism, the Department of Communication also offers the following Master's programmes: Media Management, Digital Communication Research and Strategic Communication.

Master's programmes at the Department of Communication
Books on journalism research


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