M.A. Digital Media and Society
The M.A. in Digital Media and Society is a 2-year full-time program. We encourage students to integrate a semester abroad or an internship into their studies.
The first semester serves to deepen knowledge in the field of digital media and the datafied society in particular. It also offers initial orientation in the area of digital media practice, which can be further developed in the following semesters. The goal of this semester is to develop a shared conceptual understanding and apparatus.
The focus of the second semester is on (digital) methods. Not only is the methods-training module localized in this semester, but also the beginning of the two-semester research seminar with the development of an empirical student project. Parallel to this, the second semester serves to explore other areas of digital societies in depth, with particular emphasis on questions arising from processes of deep mediatization and datafication.
The central focus of the third semester is on research practice. While students conduct the data collection and analysis as part of their research seminar; they also work on an independent study project. At the same time, there is an in-depth study of digital literacy. In addition, the media practical elements take place in this semester and, if applicable, the voluntary media-practice internship can be undertaken in this semester. Students build up and deepen contacts with companies and institutions that qualify as potential employers. The goal is to facilitate swift entry into professional life after graduation.
The fourth semester has a targeted focus on completing the program, i.e. on writing the master’s thesis and preparing for its defense.
Admission to the M.A. program requires a BA with substantial elements of communication and media studies, and English language skills at C1 level.
More Details: Admission Regulations (pdf)
No tuition fees.
There is an administrative fee of 400€ per semester, which already includes a flat rate ticket for public transport in the greater region.
Application via http://www.uni-bremen.de/en/master.html between February 01 and March 15 for in-take in the next academic year (starting early October). In addition to formal certificates, we ask you to submit a motivation letter (max. 2 pages) that articulates why you wish to be admitted to the M.A. Digital Media and Society in Bremen.
International Profile and Students
The M.A. program Digital Media and Society has a strong international profile. The vast majority of our students is international, with currently more than 25 origin countries and all continents represented. The program is fully taught in English. The Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) hosting the program provides a highly international research context for your studies.
International Study Exchange
Our students have plenty of opportunities to integrate a study period abroad during this M.A. program. We have partnerships with dozens of universities in Europe and beyond, ranging from Aarhus to Barcelona, and from Istanbul to Zurich. In addition, students from these partner universities routinely enjoy study periods with us in Bremen adding even more to the international culture of the study program.