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Master in Communication Science

The English-language Master 'Communication Science' started in October 2015.

The Department of Communication at the University of Vienna is one of the largest communication science institutes worldwide. Vienna's geographic and cultural position makes us a hub for numerous international projects in the fields of research and teaching. The department is home to many internationally renowned scholars and research groups, and we also host leading scholars from around the globe throughout the year. 

The new Master in Communication Science provides a broad understanding of communication processes on the individual, organisational, and societal level. By preparing students in the latest research methodologies and theories, the program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for investigating communication phenomena in a complex media environment. Graduates of the Master will be able to plan, implement and evaluate scientific research on an internationally competitive level.

We are looking for ambitious students who have a strong interest in understanding the significance of communication science with the potential to specialize in one of three areas: Media and Politics, Strategic Communication, and Journalism and Society. Students with an ambition for a career in professional, or academic research are highly encouraged to apply.

-> Find more information on the Master program HERE.

-> Find admission requirements and deadlines HERE.


The Welcome Day for students in taking place on Monday October, 10th at the Department of Communication, Währinger Straße 29, 1090 Vienna.

On the 12th of December Stuart Soroka (University of Michigan) is going to hold a talk on 'Negative News, in Traditional vs Social Media', at SR 4, 11:30 a.m.

On the 10th of October Jesper Strömbäck is going to hold a talk on 'Changing media environnments, changing democracies', at SR 4, 11:30 a.m.

We wish you a good start into the new Winter Term 2016/17.

The next Master program is going to start in October 2016.

Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
Dept. of Communication

Währinger Straße 29
Althanstraße 14 (UZA II)
1090 Wien

T: +43-1-4277-49301
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