The consecutive Master’s program in Media Studies aims to expand the basic knowledge and skills acquired in a research-oriented Bachelor’s program with a media science orientation to subject-specific theories, methods, analysis and design criteria of the subject and to deepen them in the direction of more complex subject-specific questions and greater research proximity. The further examination of theoretical models, historical and socio-scientific perspectives forms the prerequisite for a well-founded reflection and contextualization of past and present media phenomena. Students are given more freedom to design their studies largely on their own and to set their own priorities – in particular by integrating elective modules from the fields of media culture or media economics or economics – in order to open up the possibility of individual profiling.
The Master’s program in Media Sciences is modularized. Building on an introductory event, the compulsory modules Criteria of Media Development, Media Theory/History, Criteria of Media Design, Media Analysis/Aesthetics, Media and Society, Media and Individual, Media Competence provide an in-depth examination of theoretical, historical and aesthetic models of the subject.
In the elective compulsory area, a total of three modules from the areas of media culture and media economics will be chosen. In the course of your studies, you can focus on your individual interests. The scientific project module offers the possibility to realize a self-chosen and -conceived research-related project in the form of group work. The module is usually completed within two consecutive semesters. In a practical media module, students develop and implement their own practical projects. The profile study comprises two modules. In profile module 1, a six-week non-university compulsory internship is completed, which makes it possible to gather practical experience and gain insight into possible occupational fields. Profile module 2 is used for professional education; here students have access to all available and freely accessible courses at the University.