Gruppe von Studierenden der Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität Erfurt
Bachelor programme

Degree Profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Philosophy
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Special admission requirements
Aptitude test
Dual-subject Bachelor
major and minor subject
Teaching language

Course Details

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:

  • political communication
  • intercultural communication
  • interpersonal communication
  • classic mass communication
  • digital media
  • empirical methods

In your studies of communication science you will deal with theories and findings about social communication - also mediated by technical media.

Job & Career Perspectives

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 journalism,
  • in media and cultural management,
  • in marketing.

Communication Science in Detail

Structure of the study programme

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
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Media, organisational communication and media practice

more information about the structure of the course

Project study phase

Project study phase in the major

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

Examinations regulations minor Communication Science

Possible combinations

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.

Combination rule:

  • Communication science can be combined with all fields of study.

Online-Tool Studimat

The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!

Study abroad

Study abroad

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.

Study abroad


Internships during studies

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)

further information about the internship

Admissions qualification

Studying with Abitur

  • general qualification for university entrance or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a comparable previous education

General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):

Aptitude assessment test (EFV)

  • successful participation in the aptitude test of communication science

Language requirements

Language requirements

  • German: Upon application, international applicants must prove German language skills at level B1.
  • English: Knowledge at the B2 level

Language Centre

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

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):

Language and Admission Requirements 

No admission limitation (without nc)

Without admission limitation (without NC)

At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.

Master Programmes

Open Day & Discovery Days

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Open Day

Open Day

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

Discovery Days

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

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Aptitude test

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").

Learn more about the aptitude test

Study Communication Science without NC? (in German)

Eignungsfeststellungsverfahren Kommunikationswissenschaft

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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.

Step 1: Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree

If you are combining Communication Studies with a subject with restricted admission (with NC) or a subject with open admission, you can apply via the application portal from 1 May to 15 July. With your application, you will automatically be registered for the aptitude test. If you meet the relevant requirements, you will be invited to the assessment procedure.

Apply now for Communication Science!

Step 2: Enrolment in the two-subject Bachelor's programme

If you have successfully completed the aptitude assessment procedure and received the aptitude assessment notice, you can enrol (matriculate) by 15 September.

Apply now for Communication Science!

For international students


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