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Master programme Journalism & New Media

Contents and focus of the degree programme:


Higher education institution:
FHW – Fachhochschul-Studiengänge Betriebs- und Forschungseinrichtungen der Wiener Wirtschaft GmbH
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Journalism & New Media
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts in Social Sciences, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Partly English
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
tuition fee: Studienbeitrag: EUR 363,36/Semester (Detailed information)
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
University of Applied Sciences
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Extra occupational:

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in Journalism & New Media deals with the challenges of communication and the management of new types of media such as multimedia, social media and online journalism.


The master's programme consists of the subjects of “Topic identification, research and structure”, “Content formats 1 – Online Journalism”, “Content formats 2 – Interview and Portrait”, “Content formats 3 – Report, Coverage and Feature”, “Content formats 4”, “Print Media”, “Visual Communication for Print and Multimedia”, “Digital Journalism Bootcamp“, “New Media Trends“, “Social Media”, “Reflection and Criticism”, “Communication and Media Theory”, “Austrian Journalism Culture”, “TV & Video”, “Radio & Audio”, “Multimedia”, “Media Law”, “Copyright”, “Media Research”, “Journalism in the European Context”, “International Media”, “Media Ethics and Leadership Ethics”, “Atelier”, “Media Economics”, “Media Research and Media Planning”, “Leadership Skills for Occupations in the Media”, “Labour and Business Law for Executives” and “master’s thesis seminar”. To complete the programme students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination. A semester abroad at one of the partner higher education institutions is possible.

Entrance examinations

The entrance exam requires writing a comment on a PC (without internet) on one of three current topics and an assessment centre, consisting of a knowledge test and an interview.

Supplementary examinations