Master of Arts in Media and Communication Studies: Digital Communication

Research and analysis of digital communication and its opportunities, different types, patterns, and risks as well as the behavior of its users: That’s what the master’s program in Media and Communication Studies: Digital Communication is about. Every year, students focus on two particular areas of specialization covering topics related to the broad field of digital communication and conduct their own empirical research projects. Small classes and close contact with the teachers make for an ideal learning environment. Apart from the specialization seminars, the program comprises some elective modules with courses from similar fields of study.

At a glance

Start of the program and period of study4 semesters (full-time); only in the fall semester
Application period

Application period: 15 March – 31 May (Apply now)

Language of instructionGerman and English
Admission requirementsBachelor’s degree in Media and Communication Studies or in a similar field of study with a final grade of at least 2.5; subject-specific knowledge in Media and Communication Studies corresponding to at least 40 ECTS credits as well as in relevant research methods corresponding to at least 8 ECTS credits; proof of English language proficiency equivalent to level B2. Please consult the selection statutes for detailed information.
International orientationOptional semester and/or internship abroad
Required coursework and course contents120 ECTS credits, approximately 105 ECTS credits of these in Media and Communication Studies and approximately 15 ECTS credits in an additional elective module


Semester fee: €194.30 (further information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: €650


The key elements of the master’s program in Media and Communication Studies: Digital Communication are media analysis as well as quantitative and qualitative research skills. The program qualifies students for a career in the fields of science and research – as well as in media and communication practice in the fields of journalism, film and television, public relations or market research.

Advising and contact

Sebastian Hempen, M.A.

Sebastian Hempen, M.A.

Program Manager Master of Arts
University of Mannheim
School of Humanities
Schloss – Room EO 287
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tue und Wed 10–12 a.m.
Open consultation hours in room EO 287