Studying communication science at the Department of Communication in Münster is the best choice for students who are interested in learning the methods, knowledge, and skills required for independent and responsible work, not only within the field of media or communication, but also in applied research. The study of communication deals with the conditions, structures, functions, historical development, and possible effects of media and communication in the modern society. Studying communication science involves understanding the media and communicational aspects of public communication as well as the social and individual realities that develop under the influence and use of media and communication.
Coursework at the Department of Communication is complemented with career-oriented practical phases distributed throughout the program. Unlike journalism school, studying communication science in Münster is not primarily intended to prepare students for the practicalities of media-related careers, but systematically instructs—in addition to news research and writing—general media-related knowledge, methodological skills, and reflection—all vital skills required for a successful career in the constantly changing branch of media and communication.
Attention: All lectures and seminars at the Department of Communication are held in German!