Study guides

Master description

The programme has three parts: The compulsory module (15 ECTS), the optional modules (30 ECTS) and the master's dissertation (15 ECTS).

There are three optional specialisations:
  • Communication Structure and Policies: Governments and communication. Business and finance conglomerates: Regulation and organisation of the media. Economics of communication.
  • Communication Sciences and Knowledge Society: covering the theoretical and methodological fundamentals of communication sciences. Principal challenges in research. Methodologies, semiotic analysis and sociology of communication. Information and knowledge society.
  • Cyberjournalism, Technology and Languages: Digital innovation in the media: formats, genres, platforms. Cyberjournalism and information society. Architecture of social participation through new media. New languages of journalism.

Study plan structure

Type Credits
Compulsory 15
Optional 30
Master's dissertation 15
TOTAL 60

Specialisation - Communication Structure and Policies

Module title Credits Type
Methodology for Media Research and Innovation 15 COMPULSORY:
Master's dissertation 15 COMPULSORY:
Communication Structure and Policies 10 OPTIONAL*
Strategic and Applied Communication 10 OPTIONAL**
Communication and Cooperation for Development 10 Optional**
Public Sphere, Public Opinion and Mass Media 10 Optional**
Interdisciplinary Approach to Mass Media 10 OPTIONAL***
Cyberjournalism, Technology and Languages 10 OPTIONAL***
Communication and Cultural Diversity in the Face of Technological Convergence 10 OPTIONAL***
Cultural Representation Methods in the Information Society 10 OPTIONAL***
Genres and Formats in Television and Other Audiovisual Media 10 OPTIONAL***
Communication and Knowledge Societies 10 OPTIONAL***
Transformations of Journalism in a Postmodern Cultural Context 10 OPTIONAL***

* Compulsory specialisation module
** Optional specialisation modules
*** Optional general modules


Specialisation in Communication Sciences and Knowledge Society

Module title Credits Type
Methodology for Media Research and Innovation 15 COMPULSORY:
Master's dissertation 15 COMPULSORY:
Communication and Cultural Diversity in the Face of Technological Convergence 10 OPTIONAL*
Communication and Knowledge Society 10 OPTIONAL*
Interdisciplinary Approach to Mass Media 10 OPTIONAL**
Public Sphere, Public Opinion and Mass Media 10 OPTIONAL**
Cultural Representation Methods in the Information Society 10 OPTIONAL**
Cyberjournalism, Technology and Languages 10 OPTIONAL***
Strategic and Applied Communication 10 OPTIONAL***
Communication and Cooperation for Development 10 OPTIONAL***
Communication Structure and Policies 10 OPTIONAL***
Genres and Formats in Television and Other Audiovisual Media 10 OPTIONAL***
Transformations of Journalism in a Postmodern Cultural Context 10 OPTIONAL***

* Compulsory specialisation module
** Optional specialisation modules
*** Optional general modules


Specialisation in Cyberjournalism, Technology and languages

Module title Credits Type
Methodology for Media Research and Innovation 15 COMPULSORY:
Master's dissertation 15 COMPULSORY:
Cyberjournalism, Technology and Languages 10 OPTIONAL*
Genres and Formats in Television and Other Audiovisual Media 10 OPTIONAL**
Transformations of Journalism in a Postmodern Cultural Context 10 OPTIONAL**
Interdisciplinary Approach to Mass Media 10 OPTIONAL***
Strategic and Applied Communication 10 OPTIONAL***
Communication and Cooperation for Development 10 OPTIONAL***
Communication and Cultural Diversity in the Face of Technological Convergence 10 OPTIONAL***
Public Sphere, Public Opinion and Mass Media 10 OPTIONAL***
Communication Structure and Policies 10 OPTIONAL***
Cultural Representation Methods in the Information Society 10 OPTIONAL***
Communication and Knowledge Society 10 OPTIONAL***

* Compulsory specialisation module
** Optional specialisation modules
*** Optional general modules

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