Politics, Media, and Communication

Bachelor's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is English.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject. Tuition fee is €3,000 per academic year.

What will you learn?

To understand contemporary politics, it is absolutely crucial to understand the role played by the media. The rise of new media and new technologies have affected the functioning of society in general and politics in particular. On the contrary, the changed position of traditional political actors on both the national (lower rootedness of political parties in society) and the international level (national states) and the transformation of society in the 21. century have lead to the growing importance of the media in the study of politics.

The undergraduate study program Politics, Media, and Communication focuses on the interplay between politics, the media, and society by synthesizing approaches of comparative political science, political theory, and research on political behavior and approaches from the research of the media publics, the study of new media, and mass communication and its effects. The interdisciplinarity and complexity of the study of the importance of the media in contemporary politics make the program Politics, Media, and Communication is exceptional compared to other study programs.

The program is an excellent choice for those applicants whose interests lie in the developments of contemporary politics and the role of the media in politics but also for those who are interested in the quality of democracy, political behavior, communication of political actors and transformation of the media sphere.

The graduates from the program Politics, Media, and Communication will understand and will gain analytical skills in the area of contemporary politics with emphasis put on 1) the importance of the transformation of society and the media sphere for politics, 2) the role of the media in democracy, 3) modern political communication and campaigns, 4) the effects of the media on political attitudes and political behavior.

Practical training

Practical training accompanied by supervision is an optional part of the curriculum for this field to an extent of 50 hours of practical training.

Career opportunities

The graduates of this study program have knowledge and skills to apply to study in MA study programs in political science, media studies, political communication or democracy studies. She is also able to perform independent work in public opinion agencies, media, and PR agencies, public administration or to serve as an analyst for political actors such as political parties, NGOs or international organizations as well as media and communication analysts for private companies..

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (10 Jan – 15 Apr 2024)

The documents we collect are:

  1. Secondary school certificate or proof of current studies
  2. Proof of English - ( see a list below)
  3. ID or passport copy

Online exam offered by Scio, and it must be paid in addition to the already paid application fee. The registration fee for the online exam is 27 €. You can choose one of the four terms of the online exam (see terms and link for registration below).

You have to register here:

Exam date Registration deadline
03.02.2024 18.01.2024
02.03.2024 15.02.2024
12.04.2024 28.03.2024
01.05.2024 15.04.2024

Application guide

Courses – curriculum examples

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Follow-up studies

The graduates of this study program have knowledge and skills to apply to study in MA study programs in political science, media studies, political communication or democracy studies.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction English
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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