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, University of Bonn and

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

(University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg)

Location The city of Bonn is home to 20 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 Beethovenfest make the composer’s hometown a centre of cultural life. And with   its  32,500 students, Bonn is truly a great place to live and learn.

Course focus Thinking globally, acting locally. Identifying trends and maintaining networks across borders. Navigating and producing both digital and multi   medial. 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 digital 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 broadcasters
  • 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 after your first degree for a full scholarship; For a partial scholarship you are required to have obtained at least one year of experience after your first degree
  • Evidence of sufficient English language skills: TOEFL IBT (83 or higher) IELTS (Band 6.5 or higher)
  • 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), DSH (at least level 1), Telc (B2)
Degree Awarded Master of Arts
Course Begins Each year in September
Course Duration Four semesters (24 months)
Application deadline
31 March at DW AKADEMIE

Please note that only online applications are being accepted. Further information can be found on our website DW International Media Studies

IMS Student Office

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3

International Media Studies

53110 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49-(0)228-429-2892

Fax: +49-(0)228-429-2890

Email: ims@dw.com

Websites: www.ims-master.de

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