MA in Communication and Media Studies
THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO have strong communication skills in multiple languages, interested in intercultural communication and wishing to understand the complexity of new media tools and digital technologies.
COURSE OBJECTIVES, COMPETENCIES TO ACQUIRE:
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.
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.
The educational objective of the international communication module is to train experts with an excellent knowledge of English for specific purposes, experts who are able to fulfill demanding managerial, networking and organizational duties in a wide range of positions in the area of international business, politics and cultural relations. The module also highlights the development of communication skills and the acquisition of special skills related to the successful strategies of career management.
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.
Media Regulation Theories; Representation Theories; Contrastive Cultures; Social Communication Theories; Participating Media; Artistic Communication; Social Functions of Media; Cultural Studies; Theories of Identity and Otherness; International Media; International Political Communication; International Organizational Communication; Foreign Language Communications Techniques; Communications Research Seminar; Multimedia and Web Design; New technologies; Theory and Practice of Televised Program Editing
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