Master of Arts

Study Type
Consecutive Master's programmes

Start of studies
The programme begins each winter semester.
Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 15 August via uni-assist e.V..

Standard period of study
The standard period of study is 4 semesters.

Admission restriction
No restricted admission

Please note
special admission requirements

The language of instruction is German.

Programme objectives

The Master’s programme in Journalism qualifies you to undertake demanding journalistic roles
in radio, television, print and online. Through its two specialisms, “International Conflicts”
and “Social Issues and Health”, the programmeconveys not only journalistic skills and in-depth
knowledge about the professional field of Journalism, but also fundamental knowledge of the
two political and social subject areas. Students select their area of specialism at the start of the
programme. Alongside the emphasis on subject area, the course will provide you with the necessary
skills for a journalistic career ranging from research to editorial management.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master‘s programme Jousnalism requires a good or excellent university degree (minimum grade 2,5 in German grading system) completed over a standard course duration of at least 6 semesters or at least 180 credits

  • in the field of journalism or strongly related fields or
  • in the field of social sciences with professional experience in the field of journalism or with proven journalistic competence

The language of instruction is German. Foreign applicants must prove they have adequate knowledge of German. Evidence of the necessary German language skills can be provided in the form of:

  • Goethe Certificate C2
  • DSH II
  • DSD II
  • TestDaF (minimun 16 total points & minimun level 3 in the examination modules)
  • ÖSD C2
  • TELC Deutsch C1 Hochschule

In addition, evidence must be provided of knowledge of the English language to level B2 of the Common European Framework.

Contact person

Study Advisor
Lisette Kammrad

Tel.: + 49 (0) 391 886 4274
Fax: + 49 (0) 391 886 46 18

Visitor's address: House 2, Room 0.07.1, Breitscheidstraße 2, 39114 Magdeburg

Information about accommodation, visa, financial support etc.


When should you apply and what should your application include? Learn more about our application procedures and deadlines.

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