The Department of Communication (IfK) is one of leading institutes in research and teaching in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the latest university rankings, drawn up by the Centre for Higher Education Development (Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung), Communication Science of the University of Münster achieved top marks in all the categories assessed.

About the Department of Communication

The IfK – hosted at the University of Münster – is one of the oldest institutes of communication science in Germany. The IfK holds a library, a press archive, a training editorial office, radio and TV studio and a computer-pool.

Communication science deals primarily with questions about functions, structures and effects of public communication. Therefore the IfK deals mainly with the subjects of the public sphere, recipients, changes of media structures and media content and research into communication professionals as well as communication graduates.

Communication Science has developed a lot of intersections with other disciplines because of its subject – i.e. public communication and media phenomena. This orientation towards subjects like Political Science, Psychology, Economics or Law fosters interdisciplinarity.

Since the start of winter term 2006/2007 you can achieve the degree of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication Science. A Master- and a doctoral Programme are about to start. For applications please take a look at the central page.


IfK Graduation Ceremony in Schloss Münster (City Palace)

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On July 28th, 2017, the Münster Department of Communication (IfK) celebrated the 78 graduations. One doctorate, 10 master graduates and 67 bachelor graduates received the congratulations Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt, managing director of the Department of Communication.

IfK-Researchers at 67th Annual ICA-Conference in San Diego/USA

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In this year’s 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA,) which takes place from May 25th to May 29th 2017 in San Diego/USA, researchers from the Department of Communication of the University of Münster (IfK) take part with 26 contributions. This conference’s title is “Interventions: Communication Research and Practice”.

How do you launch a journalism start up?

Guest presentation by Canadian researcher Prof. Mary-Lynn Young
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The media sector and journalism in particular are subject to a massive change. This also affects the work conditions and the job market for comm studies alumni. Many newcomers, but also established journalists turn to innovative and flexible start ups instead of the traditional media companies. Canadian professor Mary-Lynn Young from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, will discuss the challenges of launching a journalistic start up. She will draw from her own practical experiences in the world of start-ups and ‚slightly different’ journalism.