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.