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Journalism and Public Relations (PR)

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Journalismus und Public Relations (PR) 2

Graduation requirements

To graduate from the degree programme, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes
  • produce a Bachelor’s thesis which must receive a pass mark
  • pass the Bachelor’s examination

Your title on graduation will be “Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA)“.

Bachelor’s thesis

During their Bachelor’s degree programme, our students write a thesis on a topic of their own choice which relates to the subject of their degree. Working within a given time period and under the supervision of a mentor, a student’s thesis should address a problem relevant to a specialist area. The scope and level of difficulty of the topic tackled reflects the time the student has available to undertake the project.

In principle, the Bachelor’s thesis is an independent piece of work completed by a single student. In exceptional cases in which several students work together on a topic, it must be possible for each student’s input to be assessed individually. In addition, students are given the option of completing their thesis in the form of a workpiece, and in cooperation with an external company. Furthermore, the thesis may include a non-written part, such as a video.

Bachelor‘s examination

Students taken the Bachelor‘s examination after having successfully completed the six semesters. The examination board is chaired by the head of degree programme and also includes a lecturer and the thesis supervisor. The board examination consists of an oral examination on the Bachelor‘s thesis and relevant subjects of the curriculum.

After graduation

After completing their Bachelor’s degree, our graduates can either enter the professional world or study further on a Master’s programme. Options include the two Master’s programmes, Content Strategy and Public Communication, at FH JOANNEUM, or other related programmes at other universities.

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