Studying Communication Science in Bamberg

Are you interested in media? Do you want to know what decisive significance they have in our everyday life but also for society as a whole? Communication studies researches how our communication and information society is evolving. We provide you with the necessary background knowledge and methodological skills to examine current developments in the media world.

We are an interdisciplinary subject in between humanities and social sciences. In our practical modules, you will gather hands-on experience of journalism and PR, from newspapers to radio and television to social media. As budding media professionals, you are taking your first steps in our up-to date newsroom and multimedia studio.

Structure of the Bachelor's Degree

Our course of study is divided into five modules as a main subject: In the introductory modules, you acquire solid basic knowledge of Germany’s media system, as well as important research methods and theories. In the advanced modules, you are able to focus on topics close to your professional goals, personal interests and talents.

In addition to the individual composition of the modules, you always have to combine Communication Science as a main subject of Communication Studies with a minor subject (30 ECTS points). Depending on your interests, you can choose from a wide range of subjects within the humanities and other faculties.

Good Reasons to Study with Us

Bamberg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The historic city centre with its medieval and baroque buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, Bamberg is also a young city that has a lot to offer local students: a lively scene with pubs and clubs as well as a wide range of cultural and sports activities. Thanks to its location in the Nuremberg metropolitan region, there are many opportunities for internships and working student jobs.

The excellent relationship between students and lecturers allows for individual support during studies and in the transition to professional life.

Your Career Prospects

A degree in Communication Science does prepare you for a variety of career paths in media professions. These include journalism and PR jobs for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, online and social media. Additional qualifications acquired through internships and/or stays abroad broaden the spectrum of occupational fields.

Since the study of communication science does not refer to solving a isolated problems, you are able to meet changing professional challenges.

In addition, you also have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in our Master's programme "Strategische Kommunikation/Kommunikationsanalyse".

Subject Advisory Service

Holger Müller
4. Floor, Room WE/04.115
An der Weberei 5
96047 Bamberg
Phone: +49 951 863-2163
E-Mail: bachelor.kowi[at]

Your Qualifications

The admission to the bachelor's degree programme in Communication Studies is limited; you can only start your studies in the winter semester.

In addition to the necessary general higher education entrance qualification, you should have the desire to learn more about the function and significance of media and communication for and in society. An interest in humanities and social science issues and methods is particularly relevant here.

You should also...

  • be interested in the actors and processes in our communication society;
  • enjoy working independently on and in research projects;
  • not be afraid of empirical research and statistics;
  • have a desire to get a taste of various professional fields in journalism and PR.

Prospective students who have a foreign nationality and a foreign university entrance qualification must apply to the International Office for a Bachelor's degree programme at the University of Bamberg. Our colleagues there are evaluating whether your application fulfils the required higher education entrance qualification and the respective necessary German language skills.

Please note!

The language of instruction in Communication Science is German. Before you can enrol and begin your studies, you must have reached at least German level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As admission to our course of study is restricted, you must submit the required proof of German language knowledge before the application deadline. If you have any questions, the subject advisory service is available to you.

Our International Office provides information for international students. Please clarify the entry and residence regulations that apply to your nationality in advance.

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