Новый учебный год 2022/23!

Study structure

The study process takes place in St.Petersburg, Russia, and Berlin, Germany:

1 st semester: St.Petersburg, basic courses

2 nd semester: Berlin, advanced courses

3 rd semester: St.Petersburg, individualized study

4 th semester: St.Petersburg OR Berlin, Master thesis

Please note that the place for study for the fourth semester is optional and is to be chosen by the student according to where the scientific supervisor of his/her Master thesis resides.

The study curriculum includes 10 modules: 8 teaching modules (from introductory to advanced training ones), one module that consists of four training periods (‘practices’), and the Master thesis module. Each teaching module ends with one graded exam and several ‘passed/not passed’ exams.

There are four kinds of practice training integrated in the study program:

Research practice (St.Petersburg)

Professional internship (Berlin)

Teaching practice (St.Petersburg)

Workshop on academic writing (St.Petersburg OR Berlin)

Compulsory courses

Introduction to Communication and Media Studies

Introduction to Journalism: topics, issues, and law

Media Systems in Comparative Perspectives/Russian Media Landscape/German Media Landscape

Political Communication Research

Globalization and Media

International Journalism Culture

Modern Media Management

Internship/Research Practice

Methods of Media Research

Optional cources

include courses like

Media & Politics in European Societies

New Media & Political Mobilization in Russia and Abroad

Business Journalism: International Standards

Cultural & Subcultural Journalism

Audiovisual Journalism

Regional and Macroregional Journalism

Ecology and Journalism

Media and Diasporas

and similar courses; the list may shift from year to year.

Language training

English in Media (advanced, Semester 1)

Russian/German Language (beginner, Semester 1)

Russian/German (intermediate, Semester 2)

Please note that the free-of-charge language training is part of the curriculum. Students will pass exams on languages as part of the assessment process. Both native speakers and non-native speakers of English will have training in English in Media.