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International Media Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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The bilingual Master’s programme in International Media Studies, which is offered in conjunction with the University of Bonn and the Deutsche Welle broadcasting station, integrates issues relating to media and development cooperation, on the one hand, with media management and communications science, on the other. This program is available at The Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. 

About

Identifying global trends, fostering international networks, applying cross-media journalistic skills – these are challenges facing journalists and media managers around the

world. 

At The Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the unique International Media Studies (IMS) Master’s program prepares students for careers in the communications and media sectors. Theory experts and industry professionals conduct modules in English and German for a maximum of 30 students. 

The IMS program combines the disciplines media and development, journalism, communications and media management. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Policy and media systems
  • Media ethics and media law
  • Globalization and the media
  • Introduction to International Media Studies
  • Introduction to media and development cooperation
  • Media training and media development 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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General Requirements

  • Letter of motivation (max. 700 words; font “Arial”, size 10.; spacing 1,5; signed and dated)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (Europass format, signed and dated)
  • Certificate of your first academic degree(s) (including ALL transcripts)
  • Proof of at least one year's professional experience in a media-related field AFTER obtaining your first academic degree (for a full scholarship you must provide proof of at least two years of professional experience)
  • Certificate of APS (for applicants who completed their first degree in China, Vietnam or Mongolia)
  • Proof of sufficient English language skills
  • Proof of sufficient German language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    584 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 292 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    584 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 292 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bonn

  • 865 - 1290 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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