In the major and minor field of study Communication Science you will explore the conditions, structures and processes of social and cultural communication from different perspectives.
You will acquire knowledge about:
In your studies of communication science you will deal with theories and findings about social communication - also mediated by technical media.
Our graduates are active in these professional fields:
The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.
Orientation Phase (First Year)
Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)
The bachelor thesis is written in the last year (5th/6th semester): In small groups of six to eight people, students apply the knowledge they have learned up to that point to the solution of real or near-realistic problems. Together with external project partners the topics and questions are developed. In the past, the ZDF, MTV, Premiere and the Pro-Sieben-SAT.1 group, T-Online, Deutsche Post or the Federal Press Office, among others, have been won as project partners.
The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.
Examinations regulations major Communication Science
At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's program. You may have to observe combination rules.
The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!
A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.
Internships serve students of communication science, among other things, to orientate themselves in their later professional orientation and to establish contacts with companies and organisations in the media and communication industry - from classic media companies such as Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk and editorial offices of daily newspapers to advertising and PR agencies and the communication departments of public organisations, foundations, NGOs or companies in the private sector.
General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):
The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.
International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.
Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):
At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.
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There is no admission restriction ("NC") for a Communication Science programme, but there are special admission requirements. This distinction is important, because we do not have a fixed number of places to be allocated, nor are there any so-called "successor places". The professional aptitude of prospective students is assessed in a aptitude test ("Eigungsfeststellungsverfahren").
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The major and minor subject in Communication Science is admission-free (without NC), but successful participation in the aptitude test ("Eignungsfeststellungsverfahren") is required for enrollment.
Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:
If you wish to combine Communication Science with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from May 1 to September 15. Please enclose a copy of the aptitude assessment notice with your application for enrollment/registration.
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If you wish to combine Communication Science with an admission-restricted program (with NC), please apply from May 1 to July 15 via the following link. You do not have to include the letter of aptitude with your application. After receiving an admission, please accept the place of study in due time. The letter of aptitude can be submitted later if necessary.
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