Applications Invited for DW Akademie International Media Studies Master’s Degree

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Carsten von Nahmen,
Managing Director of DW Akademie

Young students and early career journalists from developing and transition countries who have previous media experience are invited to apply for the DW Akademie International Media Studies Master’s Degree programme.

The programme is held in English and especially targeted at: media representatives from radio, TV, online and print; journalists-in-training, especially from electronic media; journalists and management from community radio stations; communication experts;  NGO employees; employees from ministries; employees from cooperative development groups and projects; representatives from regional working groups and national broadcasters; and media association representatives.

A four-semester, full-time programme, its curriculum combines the disciplines media and development, journalism, communications and media management. It is a joint project with the University of Bonn, the Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster with headquarters in Bonn.

Offers an unparalleled mix of research, lectures and practical experience, the programme prepares students for careers in the communications and media industries. As media become increasingly set in a global context it’s important that media professionals understand the close connection between the media and development cooperation.

The Master’s Programme trains students, personally and professionally, to be competent media experts. Students will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are essential for a career in the media sector. They will be able to meet specific occupational requirements with expertise and communicative independence.

Applications for the fall intake of the IMS Master’s Degree are open until February 29, 2024. To apply, please follow this link to the online application platform to submit your application. 

Applicants for the International Media Studies Master’s programme require a recognized undergraduate degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) and at least one year’s experience working in a media-related field.

Applicants require proof of English language skills which can be acquired by taking a test at a recognized institution in their home country. Proof is however not required for those who have English as their first language. Applicants can find a list of recognized language tests and required levels in the downloads of the FAQ section.