International Media Studies

Thinking globally, acting locally. Identifying trends and maintaining net- works across borders. Navigating and producing both digital and multimedial. These are the challenges facing journalists and media managers worldwide. The bilingual International Media Studies Master’s programme offers an unparalleled mix of research, lectures and practical experience and prepares students for careers in the communications and media industries.

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DURATION:
24 months

Deutsche Welle Akademie

Location The city of Bonn is home to 17 UN institutes and about 150 non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The UN Campus, Deutsche Welle and the World Conference Center Bonn have created a lively centre for international dialogue in the heart of this former German capital. International museums, the annual Carnival celebrations and Beethoven- fest make the composer’s hometown a centre of cultural life. And with its 30,000 students, Bonn is truly a great place to live and learn.
Course focus Thinking globally, acting locally. Identifying trends and maintaining net- works across borders. Navigating and producing both digital and multimedial. These are the challenges facing journalists and media managers worldwide. The bilingual International Media Studies Master’s programme offers an unparalleled mix of research, lectures and practical experience and prepares students for careers in the communications and media industries. Communication experts and media representatives lecture in German and English to groups with a maximum of 30 students. The bilingual curriculum uniquely combines the disciplines media and development, journalism, communications and media management.
Target group The programme is targeted at students from around the world that want to work in a position of responsibility in journalism or the communications sector. It especially addresses journalists-in-training, media representatives from radio, TV, online and print, and communication experts.

Especially targeted at:

  • Media representatives from radio, TV, online and print
  • Journalists-in-training, especially from electronic media
  • Journalists and management from community radio stations
  • Communication experts
  • NGO employees
  • Employees from ministries
  • Employees from cooperative development groups and projects
  • Representatives from regional working groups and national broad- casters
  • Media association representatives
Course language English (approx. 70 per cent) and German (approx. 30 per cent)
Entry requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • More than two years of professional experience in a media-related field; you are required to have obtained at least one year of experience after your first degree
  • Evidence of sufficient English language skills (TOEFL: score of 550 or higher, IELTS: score of 6.0 or higher, BULATS: score of 70 or higher, LCCI: level 3)
  • Evidence of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF at least level TDN 3 in all four parts of the examination, Goethe Zertifikat at least level B2 or DSH at least level 1, Telc)
Degree Awarded Master of Arts
Course Begins Each year in September
Course Duration Four semesters (24 months)
Course Structure International Media Studies_ Modulhandbuch
International Media Studies_ Structure
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme n/a
Ellen Schuster (Head of Public Affairs)
Kurt Schumacherstraße 3
53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0)228 / 429-3503