Communication Science (phased out)

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
Dual-subject Bachelor
major and minor subject
Teaching language

The degree programme "Communication Science" is being phased out. Students who apply now will be enrolled in the new degree programme "Communication Science 2021".

Bachelor's programme Communication Science

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.

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

Master Programmes


It is no longer possible to apply for this degree programme. However, you can apply for the new Bachelor's programme:

Enrol now for Communication Studies!

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