COMMUNICATION SCIENCE BA
|Course Duration / ECTS||6 semesters / 180 ECTS|
|University degree||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|Faculty||Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences|
|Study ID||D 033 641|
|Admission Requirements||Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE|
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian
Matura; positive acceptance process.
|Language of instruction German||Proof of language proficiency|
What will I learn?
The Bachelor’s degree course in Communication Science deals with the theories, empirical analyses and practical references of communication and media in connection with society, culture, economy and politics. At the beginning of your studies, you will be introduced to the theories and methods of communication science, and you will get to know the professional fields within the range of media and communication. In addition, students acquire the basic skills and techniques of academic research and theories, and gain an insight into the various research fields of communication science (e.g., audio-visual and online communication, journalism or organisation communication). In the course of their studies, students can choose to specialize in one of these fields.
Which career opportunities do I have?
Our graduates work in a variety of professional fields: audio-visual communication, digital information and communication technologies, intercultural and interpersonal communication, journalism, communication consulting, culture work, media research, market research and opinion polling, media management, media production, multimedia production, public administration / eGovernment, organizational communication, politics / political communication, PR, social media communication, company and market communication, advertising and marketing.
The small structures of the department enable a good student-to-staff ratio. In this BA course, students – gain practical media knowledge and receive a profound training in scientific research skills and techniques – are trained to think critically and independently – find a positive and small-scale study atmosphere
How is the course structured?
|STEOP (Introductory and Orientation Phase)||8 ECTS|
|Basics of Communication Science||16 ECTS|
|Theories of Communication Science||14 ECTS|
|Methods of Communication Science||16 ECTS|
|Specialization Communication Science||14 ECTS|
|Practical Fields Communication and Media||14 ECTS|
|Practical Experience (incl. obligatory practical experience)||24 ECTS|
|Research Fields of Communication Science||18 ECTS|
|Optional subjects||36 ECTS|
|Bachelor’s examination||6 ECTS|
|Bachelor’s thesis||14 ECTS|