Master of Arts Media Studies

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available



English, German

About this Study Course

The Master of Arts in Media Studies explores the profound impact of media on cultural, social, and political communication. This program equips students with the skills to analyze media texts and systems, focusing on the aesthetics, theory, history, and analysis of film, television, and social media. By investigating media and cultural studies questions through social science methodologies, students uncover the intricate connections between media, industry, politics, and societal communication. Engaging in guided independent research, students refine both their receptive and productive skills, preparing them for the dynamic and evolving media landscape.


This comprehensive master’s program combines rigorous theoretical coursework with practical experience. Students delve into the theories and methodologies of media studies and the history and historiography of media while gaining hands-on insights into media production across various mediums, including audio/radio, film/video, online, and photography.

These practical experiences enhance their theoretical studies, enabling students to critically examine the interplay between media and society, the aesthetics of film and television, and media culture. Graduates emerge with a robust theoretical foundation, methodological expertise, and practical skills, positioning them for successful careers in diverse fields such as editorial work, the film industry, publishing, applied media research, public relations, corporate communications, and academia.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Minimum grade of 2.5 or local equivalent
  • Specific modules: Media Theories, Methods of Media Studies, Media History or Media Systems (45 ECTS credits total)
  • Media Theories
  • Methods of Media Studies
  • Media History
  • Analysis of Film
  • Television Studies
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Practical Media Production (Audio/Radio, Film/Video, Online, Photography)
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Independent Research Project

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates from the Master of Arts in Media Studies program have gone on to achieve significant success in various media-related careers. For example, one alumnus is now a renowned film director, whose work has been featured at international film festivals. Another graduate leads a digital marketing team at a major global corporation, leveraging their expertise in media analysis and communication strategies. This program’s blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills ensures that graduates are well-prepared to meet industry demands, bringing critical thinking, creativity, and a deep understanding of media dynamics to their roles. This versatility and adaptability make our graduates highly sought after in today’s rapidly changing job market.

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