M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Science

24 months
1454 EUR/year
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The English-language master's programme in Communication Science at University of Vienna aims at providing students with the necessary competences for dealing with current, socially relevant research issues in the field of communication science. 


They are able to use state-of-the-art research methods on an internationally transferable level. In addition, they are able to operate internationally as decision-makers in the area of communication, especially in private research. 

Learning outcomes

The master’s programme in Communication Science at University of Vienna focuses on the contexts, contents and impact/consequences of communication processes on a micro, meso and macro level. Students must have English skills corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media & Politics 
  • Strategic Communication
  • Journalism & Society 
  • Research Designs and Data Collection 
  • Data Analysis 
  • Planning Research Designs and Data Collection 
  • Applied Data Analysis 
  • Scientific Skills


We are looking for ambitious students who have a strong interest in understanding the significance of communication science with the potential to specialize in one of three areas: Media and Politics, Strategic Communication, and Journalism and Society. Students with an ambition for a career in professional, or academic research are highly encouraged to apply.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines for EU/EEA students:

  • Winter - 30 November
  • Summer - 30 April 


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • List of degree programmes
  • Admission with a degree from the University of Vienna
  • Admission with a degree from another university
  • Degree programmes with an entrance exam procedure
  • Visiting Master

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1454 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 727 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • As an EU/EEA/CH citizen you only have to pay the Students' Union fee (20.20 Euro). 
  • Non-EU/EEA students pay the fee plus the Students' Union fee of 20.20 Euro

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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