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:
classic mass communication
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:
in media research and communication research,
in communication training and communication consulting,
in Corporate Communications and Public Relations/PR,
in media and cultural management,
Communication Science in Detail
Structure of the study program
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)
Basics of communication science
Communication science work
Methods of communication science
Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)
Theories of communication science
Media use and media effects
Political communication and media system comparison
International and transcultural communication
Media, organisational communication and media practice
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.
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.
Interdisciplinary Internship for Vocational Field (one long or two short internships)
study-accompanying job-oriented internship (only minor field of study)
successful participation in the aptitude test of communication science
Language requirements during studies
A good knowledge of English is recommended.
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. www.uni-erfurt.de/sprachenzentrum
Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the program: Open Day
The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and program: Discovery Days
Order or download information material
Would you like to hold the study program flyer in your hands? Then request our free information material without obligation. In a few days you will receive mail directly to your home.
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").
Study Communication Science without NC? (in German)
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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 June 1 to September 30. Please enclose a copy of the aptitude assessment notice with your application for enrollment/registration.
If you wish to combine Communication Science with an admission-restricted program (with NC), please apply from June 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.