The Master's program in Child and Youth Media provides students with knowledge at the interface of media education, communication and media research.
Theoretical diversity, pluralism of methods and empirical as well as material-oriented research characterize the course. The Master's program enables an in-depth study of the complex network of relationships between the world of children and young people and the social conditions shaped by media and communication systems.
The Master's program is scientifically oriented and accordingly focuses on theoretical basic assumptions, methodological knowledge and relevant scientific findings. At the same time, the programme is strongly project-oriented and aims at the practical implementation of knowledge in pedagogical fields of action, in media production and in scientific research.
Our graduates work in the following professional fields:
The four-semester standard period of study of the Master's programme in Child and Youth Media comprises a three-semester study phase and one semester for writing the Master's thesis. The course offering is divided into the following modules:
Two out of four elective modules for further study:
Teaching is project-oriented; the training includes in particular the implementation and verification of theoretical knowledge and the practical application of skills in academic teaching and research.
The course cooperates with actors of the initiative "Kindermedienland Thüringen":
Thüringer Landesmedienanstalt (TLM)
Examination regulations for the Master program Children’s and Youth Media Studies
We support you during stays abroad for study and research purposes. The 3rd or 4th semester is ideal for a stay abroad. We support you in choosing the university and courses as well as in finding financing.
The selection procedure consists of the two components selection interview and BA final grade, which are weighted equally.
In the selection interview, a maximum of 10 points are awarded for each of the criteria:
so that a maximum of 40 points can be achieved here. The letter of motivation is included in the assessment of the selection interview.
The BA final grade is converted into points. The maximum score of 40 points is achieved by those who can prove a grade of 1.0. For each gradation of 0.1 in the grade, one point less is awarded. If the BA final grade is not yet available at the time of application, the grade required by the applicant to be finally admitted by the examination board will be determined by evaluating the selection interview.
The selection procedure has been successfully passed by candidates who receive at least 60 of the 80 points to be achieved.
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):
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Apply for the winter semester from 1 January to 15 July. Please send your application for participation in the selection procedure by July 15. Please enclose your curriculum vitae, proof of previous studies and a letter of motivation (3-4 pages).
Certificate of the completed BA studies
If not yet available: Excerpt of the sheet music acquired so far and events attended (Transcript of Records).
The letter of motivation includes on the one hand an overview of the academic and professional/practical training to date, such as projects and/or internships related to children, young people or media, experience abroad during the first degree, and/or academic activities. Proof of all activities must be provided. On the other hand, the personal ideas about one's own professional career with regard to the focal points of the present MA programme should be presented.
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