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Course Duration/ ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degreeMaster of Arts (MA)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· In order to be admitted to the MA course in Communication
Science, students must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Communications Science or in a related field from an
accredited inland or international institution of
higher education.
· Curriculum
Language of instruction GermanProof of language proficiency
Dates and Deadlines· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
Information on the department
and departmental student representatives
 Department of Communication Science

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What will I learn?
The MA course in Communication Science builds on the basic knowledge acquired in the BA course in Communication Science and comparable degree courses. Students deepen and complement their academic professional training; however, the focus lies more on academic research. Graduates will have acquired competences in central research fields of communication science, will be able to organize and conduct scientific analyses autonomously, and also to consider and apply apt theories. Besides this, graduates will have acquired the modes of thinking and working of communication science for the analysis of complex issues, a deeper knowledge of the processes of social and cultural communication, as well as an understanding of the processes of (multi)media conception, creation and production.

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
The small structures of the department enable a good student-to-staff ratio. In this MA course, students – gain practical media knowledge (media lab with audio-visual studio, print lab, web lab) and receive a profound training in academic research skills – are trained to think critically and independently – find a positive and small-scale study atmosphere – work in three-part MA projects on cutting-edge subjects dealing with communication, media, digitalization and society

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Which career opportunities do I have?
Graduates work in a variety of professional fields: audio-visual communication (film, TV, video); digital information and communication technologies; research (project conception, project management and implementation at universities and non-university institutions; intercultural and interpersonal communication; journalism; communication consulting; culture work; teaching at universities and non-university institutions; media research / market research and opinion polling; media management; multimedia production; public administration / eGovernment; organisation communication; politics / political communication; PR; social media communication; company and market communication, advertising and marketing; scientific (basic) research.


Photo: M.A. Boris Romahn, LL.B.

M.A. Boris Romahn, LL.B.
Head of the area of studies at the Department of Communication Science

Rudolfskai 42, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-4145

Photographs: © Luigi Caputo (1-3) I © Boris Romahn (4)