Politics, Media, and Communication
Bachelor's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is English.
The programme can be studied only as a single subject. Tuition fee is €3,000 per academic year.
Submission deadline until midnight 1 June 2023.
What will you learn?
To understand contemporary politics, it is absolutely crucial to understand the role played by the media. The rise of new media and new technologies have affected the functioning of society in general and politics in particular. On the contrary, the changed position of traditional political actors on both the national (lower rootedness of political parties in society) and the international level (national states) and the transformation of society in the 21. century have lead to the growing importance of the media in the study of politics.
The undergraduate study program Politics, Media, and Communication focuses on the interplay between politics, the media, and society by synthesizing approaches of comparative political science, political theory, and research on political behavior and approaches from the research of the media publics, the study of new media, and mass communication and its effects. The interdisciplinarity and complexity of the study of the importance of the media in contemporary politics make the program Politics, Media, and Communication is exceptional compared to other study programs.
The program is an excellent choice for those applicants whose interests lie in the developments of contemporary politics and the role of the media in politics but also for those who are interested in the quality of democracy, political behavior, communication of political actors and transformation of the media sphere.
The graduates from the program Politics, Media, and Communication will understand and will gain analytical skills in the area of contemporary politics with emphasis put on 1) the importance of the transformation of society and the media sphere for politics, 2) the role of the media in democracy, 3) modern political communication and campaigns, 4) the effects of the media on political attitudes and political behavior.
Practical training accompanied by supervision is an optional part of the curriculum for this field to an extent of 50 hours of practical training.
The graduates of this study program have knowledge and skills to apply to study in MA study programs in political science, media studies, political communication or democracy studies. She is also able to perform independent work in public opinion agencies, media, and PR agencies, public administration or to serve as an analyst for political actors such as political parties, NGOs or international organizations as well as media and communication analysts for private companies..
The multiple-choice entrance test will consist of 20 (a-e) closed questions covering areas of basics from social sciences and humanities (politics, international relations, sociology, history, basics of political geography). To be accepted to a program the applicants must achieve at least the threshold of 60% of correct answers.
Lunt, Pat; Rebman, Peter: Social Studies. Oxford University Press, 2019, s. 6-37, 74-105, 106-141. Richards, Michael, D.; Waibel, Paul R.: Twentieth Century Europe. A Brief History, 1900 to the Present. Wiley Blackwell, 2014, s. 345-378. Colander, David C.; Hunt, Elgin H.: Social Science. An Introduction to the Study of Society. Routledge, 2022, Chapter 1
Courses – curriculum examples
An example of your study plan:
- Basics in social research methodology
- Media, Politics, and Society
- Political and media systems
- Content analysis
- Far right and far left and communication
- Money and Politics
- Democracy and media
- Political communication
- Research on politics and media
- Emotions, the media and politics
- Media and political participation and mobilization
- Political behavior
- Basics in Statistics
- Media effects
- Political marketing and campaigning
- Political psychology
- Politics, media and civil society
- Reception of socio-political information in the media and on the internet
- Bachelor thesis seminar I.
- Citizens, media and public opinion
- Basics in data visualisation
- International news, soft power and diplomacy
- Populist political communication
- Bachelor thesis seminar II.
Detailed information about study plan courses
The graduates of this study program have knowledge and skills to apply to study in MA study programs in political science, media studies, political communication or democracy studies.
|Provided by||Faculty of Social Studies|
|Type of studies||Bachelor's|
|Study options||single-subject studies||Yes|
|single-subject studies with specialization||No|
|Standard length of studies||3 years|
|Language of instruction||English|
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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