The Institute of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Leipzig in a direct successor of the 1916 established „Institute of newspaper science". Next to Berlin, Mainz and Munich we are today one of the largest research institutes in Germany. Core competencies of our Institute are scientific approaches on all aspects of communication and media science. Our associate degree programs enable practical skills together with scientific knowledge and prepare for highly qualified positions in all areas of media professions in renowned media institutions throughout Germany.

Today we are one of the major research and training institutes in Germany structured in five departments. Our core competencies are scientific research methods of the social sciences, research projects about media usage, its effects and media convergence. Our comprehensive courses combine practical skills with scientific knowledge and prepare for media professions.


We offer one Bachelor-Programme in Communications and Master-Programmes in Communications, in Journalism, Radio Production and Communication Management.

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Universität Leipzig
University of Leipzig

Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie
Faculty for the social sciences

Research Academy Leipzig
Organisation for all structured doctoral qualification programmes

Database of Universities partnerships

German Academic Exchange Service

Students Representatives

PhD Representatives

Internationale Doktorandeninitiative
International PhD Representatives