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MACommunication and Media Studies

Tuition fee €3,300 per semester

Budapest Metropolitan University offers a 10% “Early bird” discount for students who send all the necessary application documents and transfer the tuition fee by the “pre-deadline” time

Application fee €120 one-time
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The communication master course offers theoretical knowledge with a strong focus on practical, professional skills and competences. In order to achieve that objective
the educational programme of the course is strongly media-oriented which is based on a thorough grounding in social and behavioural sciences;
complying with current social and labour market demands, the course integrates the fields of communication theory, media studies, social sciences, political science, sociology, psychology and cultural studies within the field of social sciences offering a knowledge of high standard, which can be put to a profitable and practical use in various areas;
the course is planned to include one optional modules: International Communication.
In accordance with the educational objectives of the programme, the module places special emphasis on developing the cross-cultural and intercultural competences of students who are also introduced to the complex system of international organizations and the intricate processes that shape international relations.
Specialization: International Communication Module
By launching the International Communication module, we wish to provide for the training of professionals who are able to perform entrepreneurial, networking and managerial tasks in various fields of international social and political relations based on their comprehensive knowledge and skills gained in the area of mass communication and intercultural communication in addition to their excellent command of two foreign languages used for specific professional purposes.

Programme structure

Epistemological Foundations of Communication, Media Regulation Theories, Contemporary Social History, Representation Theories, Effect Mechanisms of Interpersonal Communication, Non-verbal Communication, Contrastive Cultures, Social Communication Theories, Participating Media, Artistic Communication, Social Functions of Media, Cultural Studies, Visual Culture, Media Analysis, Media Research, Corporate Social Responsibility, Theories of Identity and Otherness, Methodology of Sociological Data Collection, International Organizations, International Relations, International Media, International Political Communication, International Organizational Communication, Foreign Language Communications Techniques, Communications Research Seminar.

Career opportunities

The graduates of the communication master course may find employment in a wide range of areas within the field of media and culture including mass communication, traditional and electronic media, educational and cultural institutions, publishing houses and non-profit organizations. They may pursue their future career in the distribution networks of cultural products, at convention and event organizing enterprises but local political organizations as well as other regional bodies interested in social communication may count on the contribution of MA graduates in communication.
Furthermore, the thorough grounding in theoretical interdisciplinary studies makes our graduates eligible to continue their studies at doctoral programmes.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application deadline
Jun 30, 2020 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Sep 14, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Jan 5, 2020 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Feb 10, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States