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Media Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

  • In what way do media influence how meaning is generated?
  • How can the historical, aesthetic und technical dimensions of media be addressed?
  • Which part do media play in the history and formation of the social and cultural sphere and of knowledge?
  • How can the interrelationship between aesthetic and socio-political functions of media be described?
  • What is the function of media with regard to representation and formation of cultural identities?
  • Anna Carla shows you which jobs you can do in the field of social media with a degree in media studies.

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  • Those seminars that focus on practical application and on film critique and analysis are what I like best.

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  • Ravi introduces you to his job in radio and tells you why you should study media studies at RUB.

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  • You learn a lot about the nature of media, their structure, and about media and especially film history. All this was great, seeing as I’m a film enthusiast.

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Degree programmes


Media Studies, Master 2 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it paves the way for participating in current international research issues in the field of media studies, offers innovative teaching methods, ensures strong mentor-student relationships, and enables students to research in a self-reliant manner.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Media history and media theory
  • Media aesthetics and media politics
  • Media, Gender and Queer
  • Digital Media

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
an interest in investigating issues and research methods pertaining to media culture
... enjoy:
developing subjective perspectives and theses whilst maintaining a dialogue with discipline-related theories
... struggle through:
comprehensive, frequently English-language texts and complex theories

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Media Studies
  • Film and Television Studies
  • Communication Science
  • Journalism
  • Media Culture
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in media-related research and academia
  • in arts and communication management
  • in media production, distribution and evaluation
  • in applied reception and media research
  • in editing

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done from the 2nd semester.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Timo Kaerlein
Building, Room: GB 1/41
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-+49 (0) 234 / 32 – 27698
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Medienwissenschaft
Building, Room: GA 2/39
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24719
Website Fachschaft