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Study Media Studies, Journalism, Film in Germany: 50 Universities with 80 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 10-05-2022 | 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
80

Study Programs in English

universities
50

Universities

ranking
16

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (37 programs for EU citizens, 32 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 9,667 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between January 04 and September 30

Summer Semester

between March 31 and September 15

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Top-ranked German Universities in Media Studies, Journalism, Film

#32Times Higher Education Ranking
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University

No. of Students: approx. 51,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #48, QS World University Rankings #64
#42Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #63
#84Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx. 37,000 students

Program Fees: € 1,500 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #112, QS World University Rankings #226

Tuition Fees

37
32
9
6
19
21

3 English Degree Programs for Media Studies, Journalism, Film in Germany

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A high-quality MBA teaches core subjects of management to non-business graduatesTake advantage of the networking opportunities with renowned companiesStudy in a diverse and multicultural environment
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Understand how communication shapes the Ibero-American societyInternship or integrated research stay in Ibero-AmericaStudy at the oldest and highly renowned university in Germany
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Option to choose different courses in five interdisciplinary fields, and one specializationBe part of a top-ranked universityStudy one semester abroad

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

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)
21.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
37.5% no admission restriction
41.2% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

68.8% directly at University
25% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Media Studies, Journalism, Film in Germany

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A high-quality MBA teaches core subjects of management to non-business graduatesTake advantage of the networking opportunities with renowned companiesStudy in a diverse and multicultural environment
program image
Understand how communication shapes the Ibero-American societyInternship or integrated research stay in Ibero-AmericaStudy at the oldest and highly renowned university in Germany
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Option to choose different courses in five interdisciplinary fields, and one specializationBe part of a top-ranked universityStudy one semester abroad

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (3 programs )

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (9 programs )

Maximum:

7 (9 programs )

Maximum:

97 (1 program )

Maximum:

FCE Grade A (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

7 (9 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Maximum:

97 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (9 programs )

Maximum:

FCE Grade A (1 program )

3 English Degree Programs for Media Studies, Journalism, Film in Germany

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A high-quality MBA teaches core subjects of management to non-business graduatesTake advantage of the networking opportunities with renowned companiesStudy in a diverse and multicultural environment
program image
Understand how communication shapes the Ibero-American societyInternship or integrated research stay in Ibero-AmericaStudy at the oldest and highly renowned university in Germany
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Option to choose different courses in five interdisciplinary fields, and one specializationBe part of a top-ranked universityStudy one semester abroad

Program Features

2-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science

Master of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

57.5%

Summer intake

5%

Winter & Summer intake

35%

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

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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University · No. of Students: 4,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts)

Berlin School of Popular Arts

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 600

Program Fees: € 4,800 - € 5,400

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Mus. (Bachelor of Music)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Brand University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 5,340 - € 6,840

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Chemnitz University of Technology

public Technical University · No. of Students: 9,700

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 26,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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