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Master programme Media, Communications & Culture

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master’s programme in Media, Communications & Culture at the University of Klagenfurt explores the social relevance of media and communications, which is based on the growing permeation of almost all areas of social life such as politics, culture, economy, education and science by the media. Special emphasis is put on cultural studies and research orientation, which facilitates contact with developments at universities in the English-speaking world. The elective subjects offer the students the possibility to specialise further and to expand their qualification profile. Specialisation is possible in the modules “Cultural Studies and Media”, “Digital Media and Technology Culture” and “Organisational Communication and Organisational Culture”. The medium of instruction is English and German.

Higher education institution:
Universität Klagenfurt
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Media, Communications & Culture
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Contact & Information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2008/09, Stk. 17 (Nr. 121.2)

Definition of the field of studies

Media & Communications belong to the social sciences and humanities and deal with human communication processes. The subject of research is mostly print media, radio, television and internet.


Media and Communications are practice-related in several respects, which is to facilitate graduates’ start of a career. To conclude the programme successfully students have to write a master’s thesis, the topic of which must be related to one of the chosen specialisations. The final examination consists of several parts and includes the completion of all courses scheduled and a pass grade on the master’s thesis, which will take place before a panel. It is an oral examination covering two different topics.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations