Study program

During your studies you will need to earn 180 credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System – ECTS) in coursework and write a final thesis. You will then be able to apply for the final state exam, which is the final step toward earning your degree.

The program will consist of modules including the following types of subject:


Theoretical subjects (theoretical seminars establishing the shared foundation of the discipline, introducing those concepts of political science and media studies that are important for an interdisciplinary study of the relationship between the media and politics). Among others, you will attend the following courses: Media, politics, and society, Democracy and the media, Citizens, media and public opinion, or Political marketing and campaigning;


Methodology subjects (general methodology of the social sciences, the fundamentals of research in politics and the media with an emphasis on the secondary analysis of data, the fundamentals of statistics, and content analysis). These will be both compulsory and optional courses such as Basics in statistics, Data visualisation or Content analysis.


Academic and dissertation writing (a course on how to write academic papers, seminars on writing and completing a Bachelor’s thesis).


Specialised courses offered as optional courses. Part of these courses will include optional courses offered by other university departments. You need to get cca 1/3 of credits for optional courses which gives a great deal of flexibility during your studies. Among these course, you will find Populist political communication, Political psychology, Emotions, media, and politics or Money, media, and politics.


Optional study visit and study period abroad at partners universities (University of Amsterdam, University of Vienna, Sciences Po in Paris, etc.).

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