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Study Media Studies, Journalism in Germany: 9 Universities with 10 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2023/2024)

Updated: 02-05-2023 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Studying Media Studies and Journalism in one of Germany’s international and interdisciplinary Master’s programs provides an ideal opportunity for students looking to pragmatic research questions. English-language programs in this field of studies deal with the intersection of communication and design, media engineering, or information technology. Topics such as Communication Design as well as Digital Media and its role in business, society, and politics are covered topics. The programs offered frequently combine theory with project phases and creative elements.

It is noteworthy that Germany has some private higher education institutions specializing in the field of media and communications, such as the Hochschule Makromedia or the HMKW in Berlin. These schools offer interesting and specialized programs in the field of Media Studies and Journalism and provide excellent learning environments. On the other hand, private universities charge tuition fees and thus, around one third of the programs offered in English in this field charge annual fees.

With our Study Finder you can decide if one of the private universities is the right match for you or rather one of the cutting-edge programs offered by public universities.

Overview

masters
10

Study Programs in English

universities
9

Universities

ranking
1

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (4 programs for EU citizens, 3 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 8,000 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 31 and January 01

Summer Semester

between June 15 and August 15

View all 10 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Media Studies, Journalism

#68Humboldt Ranking
Technische Universität Ilmenau

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 4,900 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

#97Humboldt Ranking
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences

No. of Students: approx. 7,500 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

#191Humboldt Ranking
TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences

No. of Students: approx. 26,000 students

Program Fees: € 2,750 - € 3,750 (per semester)

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3 English Degree Programs for Media Studies, Journalism in Germany

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Become an expert in Innovation and EntrepreneurshipApply your knowledge to real-life tasksFantastic career opportunities
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Become an expert in building bridges between design, marketing, and project managementBuild a strong network with organizations from different industriesStudy in the jewel of Bavaria: Munich
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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Open Programs

Application Requirements

When you apply to a Master’s program in Germany, universities will usually expect you to have an academic degree in a related discipline. Because Media Studies and Journalism rely on interdisciplinary ways of working, students from broad backgrounds are accepted. Since the English-language programs offered in this field are very diverse and often highly specialized, it is recommendable to check the exact degree requirements for each program. Private universities are often more lenient when it comes to accepting non-related first academic degrees. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, however, some universities may require practical journalistic experience or a portfolio of previous works. In addition to standard certificates (e.g. first degree certificate, a transcript of records, a language certificate), a CV and a letter of motivation are typically required.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
20% local admission restriction (local NC)
70% no admission restriction
10% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

80% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
20% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Media Studies, Journalism in Germany

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Become an expert in Innovation and EntrepreneurshipApply your knowledge to real-life tasksFantastic career opportunities
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Become an expert in building bridges between design, marketing, and project managementBuild a strong network with organizations from different industriesStudy in the jewel of Bavaria: Munich
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Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

6 (2 programs )

Minimum:

72 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (5 programs )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

6 (2 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (5 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (2 programs )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

3 English Degree Programs for Media Studies, Journalism in Germany

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Become an expert in Innovation and EntrepreneurshipApply your knowledge to real-life tasksFantastic career opportunities
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Become an expert in building bridges between design, marketing, and project managementBuild a strong network with organizations from different industriesStudy in the jewel of Bavaria: Munich
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Program Features

3-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

70%

Summer intake

10%

Winter & Summer intake

20%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Media Studies, Journalism

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CBS International Business School

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 1,800

Program Fees: € 5,310 - € 7,530

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

ifs international film school cologne

private (state-approved) Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 200

Program Fees: € 2,750 - € 3,750

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Karlshochschule International University

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 500

Program Fees: € 4,140

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 4,800

Program Fees: € 6,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Munich Business School

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 0

Program Fees: € 8,000

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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