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Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA)
Mode of Study:
Part-time / 4 Semesters / 120 ECTS
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Head of Programme:FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Heinz M. Fischer More about this person
Campus:Graz more of this location
Application Deadline winter semester:26 June 2023 more deadlines
€ 3,000 per Semester
Press relations and public relations is a thing of the past - public communication is the future. Efficient communication is an important part of career success. The Public Communication programme focuses on the key elements of highly professional communication. We examine the various types of “public” and the tools from the PR, marketing and advertising sectors that can be best employed to reach them. In a nutshell: we put you on the fast track to future-oriented communication.
Mode of Study
The programme is taught in a modular format with blocks of mandatory attendance (totally around 14 days per semester), e-learning (virtual seminars) and guided self-study phases. This form of study makes it easier for participants to combine work and study. In the fourth semester, arrangements for the seminar focusing on the master thesis are agreed with participants on an individual basis.
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Start of studies
Applicants to the master degree programme in Public Communication must have a degree equivalent to at least 180 ECTS. With a view to the target group and the professional fields focused on in the programme, we particularly aim to attract
- graduates with a degree in journalism and communication studies, law or humanities as well as graduates who have a degree in media studies, information design or communications studies and in other relevant subjects from a university of applied sciences.
- Graduates with degrees in other subjects who have relevant experience of working in journalism, media or communication/PR are also eligible to apply for this degree programme.
Applicants without a degree can also be considered if they have
- at least five years’ experience of working in the media or communications sector or if they have relevant managerial experience.
A commission decides on the suitability of candidates on a case-by-case basis.
Application and Admissions Procedure
Applicants must meet application requirements for the programme and need to submit a written application including a covering letter briefly explaining personal motivation for applying to join the programme. All applicants will be invited to attend a personal interview.
Information & Contact
Our staff are happy to take time to speak directly to you about all the questions and concerns you might have.
Postgraduate programme Public Communication
Alte Poststraße 152, 8020 Graz, AUSTRIA
T: +43 316 5453 – 8660
Do you have questions about application, career opportunities or admission criteria?
The employees of our course guidance will be pleased to answer your questions and help you with the orientation.
T: +43 316 5453 – 8800
By telephone: Mon to Thu, 9:00 – 15:00;
In person by appointment only: Mon and Thu, 9:00 – 12:00;
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