Bachelor of Arts »Communication Science«

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The Institute of Communication Research offers Bachelor's program in Communication Science as a major (120 credit points) and as a minor subject (60 credit points). Both programs are designed for a standard period of study of 6 semesters.

In the first two semesters, the Bachelor's program provides students with basic and comprehensive knowlege in the following four areas of research:

  • Media Communication and Media Effects
  • Media Economics
  • Media Psychology
  • Empirical Methods and Statistics in Communication Science

As the third semester starts, students can choose seminars from all four areas allowing them to have their own focus in the program.

A comprehensive insight into our BA program can be found on Online-Studiencheck (German) de.

All important links to further information and central advisory services of the university are listed at the bottom of the page.


What are the requirements for studying Communication Science at the University of Jena? Show content
  • You must have a university entrance qualification and proficient knowledge of English. Since most of the didatic content is written in English, you must be able to comprehend English texts. Hence, English language skills (B2 level) must be presented when applying. These correspond to at least six years of participation in English classes at school with a minimum grade of "sufficient".
  • In addition, you should show interest in political, social and economic areas and developments. A basic knowledge of mathematics is also an advantage as statistical and methodological classes are an integral part of the program. However, math skills are not a prerequisite for admission and therefore do not have to be proven during the application process. Since you will have to give presentations and write assignments, you should also be skilled in presenting and writing.
What are the admission restrictions for studying Communication Science at the University of Jena? Show content
  • The bachelor's degree in communication science at the University of Jena is restricted in admission, i.e. it has a numerus clausus (NC). The NC depends on the number of applicants for the program. Here you can see the limit values for the number of places given by the university in the last winter semester.
  • There are no other admission restrictions, such as an aptitude test or a mandatory pre-study internship. The BA program always starts in the winter semester. The application deadline for the coming winter semester is July 15th.
  • All application details can be found here.
Which are possible minor subjects if I study Communication Science as a major subject? Show content

The Bachelor's programme in Communication Science at the University of Jena can be studied as either major (120 ECTS) or minor subject (60 ECTS). If Communication Science is your major, you must also choose a minor subject. The subject Communication Science can be combined with any minor subject offered at the University of Jena.

Recommended subject combinations are:

  • Sociology,
  • Psychology,
  • Political science,
  • Economics.

These subjects are recommended because we have made arrangement with these programs as a mean to ensure compulsory modules do not overlap content-wise and hence, there is no delay in the curriculum. For all other minor subjects, lack of overlap cannot be guaranteed.

Counseling for BA program in Communication Science

Janine Brill, M.A.
Room 320
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-44935
+49 3641 9-44932
Office hours:
by arrangement

Advice for prospective students and students

Leave of absence for internship and stay abroad

Recognition of program achievements made at the FSU Jena or another German university
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