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Media Communications, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The "Media Communications" 2nd-cycle study programme leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


The "Media Communications" 2nd-cycle study programme is an interdisciplinary study programme and contains courses that are classified into four groups: computer-technical subjects, subjects in social science and humanities, production subjects, and design subjects. Subject-specific competences gained with the programme are:

  • the ability to identify relevant research issues and the application of research methods to solve them;

  • the ability of understanding of social phenomena and advising on a wide range of trends of global media events and placing popular media culture in the broader social context;

  • the knowledge of the foundations of modern visual culture, with the basic concepts and theories of visual interpretation and basic analyses, as well as the development of contents, visual communications and design principles for various forms of media;

  • the sensibility for individual creative processes and creative work with a group in managing of multimedia projects from idea to realization;

  • the ability to manage processes in audio-video production and the qualification for independent analyses of audio-visual content and the competence of active participation in the creation of audio-visual project;

  • the knowledge of modern technologies in electronic media production and media projects distribution;

  • the knowledge of advanced techniques in geometric modelling, computer graphics and creative graphic design;

  • the knowledge of advanced techniques for computer animation and post-production process that increases the realism of the finished product (special effects);

  • the knowledge of information communication technologies in a term of convergence effects from the viewpoint of technology, content and organization;

  • the knowledge of marketing as a multidisciplinary field of science and the ability to identify and analyze the basic principles in the field of brands and reputation, and

  • the ability to use a psychological knowledge and various forms of communication in marketing.

Studies finish with a successful defence of a master's thesis. Students acquire the professional title of "magister inženir medijskih komunikacij or magistrica inženirka medijskih komunikacij" (abbr.: mag. inž. med. kom.).

Access to further studies: the 3rd-cycle (doctoral study programme).


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Communication Research Methods (6)
  • Elective course (6)
  • Elective course (6)
  • Elective course (6)
  • Elective course (6)


  • Media in Society (6)
  • Ubiquitous Systems in Media (6)
  • Public Relations (6)
  • Competitiveness and Business Success (6)
  • Visual Design History (6)
  • TV and Video Production (6)
  • Foreign Language (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Elective course (6)
  • Elective course (6)
  • Elective course (6)
  • Elective course (6)
  • Elective course (6)


  • Media and Popular Culture (6)
  • International and Intercultural Communication (6)
  • Concepts and Models of Media in Information Society (6)
  • Visual Culture (6)
  • Psychology of Visual Communication (6)
  • Interactive 3D Environments on Internet (6)
  • Directing and Preproduction (6)
  • Organisation of Television Production (6)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Elective course (6)
  • Elective course (6)
  • Elective course (6)
  • Elective course (6)
  • Practical course (6)


  • Communication Competence and Media Literacy (6)
  • Technology in Media Production (6)
  • Graphic Marketing (6)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (6)
  • Radio and Radio Programme (6)
  • TV Programs (6)
  • Practical Course: Writing for Electronic Media (6)
  • Practical Course: Media Production (6)
  • Practicum: Methodology of Design (6)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Master’s thesis (30)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA).

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (pages 4-5).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4870 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4870 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition also applies to all Slovene/EU full-time students who have already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

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