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Corvinus University of Budapest MA in Communication and Media Science
Corvinus University of Budapest

MA in Communication and Media Science

Budapest, Hungary

4 Semesters


Full time

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Sep 2023

EUR 2,400 / per semester *


* per semester for non-EEA applicants


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  • Department responsible for the program: Institute of Communication and Sociology
  • Program instructor: Dr. Benczes Réka
  • Bachelor's degree program: Communication and Media Studies
  • Specialization: Social Science
  • Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
  • Program language: English
  • Site/Location: Budapest
  • Division: Full time
  • Program Type: Normal

Soon after joining our Communication and Media Science MA program, you will possess the ability to lead various communication and media organizations and to adapt to the volatile challenges of the labor market by gaining an internationally recognized academic qualification. We aim to equip you with fresh theoretical perspectives and analytical skills, giving you a better understanding of the communication and media world. The program offers three different specializations: 1. Political Communication; 2. International Communication; 3. Developmental Communication in Organisations. Grab the opportunity, join #CorvinUs! Apply now!

Tuition fee: 560 000 HUF (≈1600 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants.

The level of qualification attainable in the Master's program, and the title of the certification

  • Qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MA).
  • Qualification in Hungarian: okleveles kommunikáció- és médiaszakértő.
  • Qualification in English: Communications and Media Studies Expert.

Degrees accepted for admittance into the Master's program

  • Accepted with the complete credit value: communication and media science undergraduate program and the college-level communication undergraduate degree as per Act LXXX of 1993.
  • May be primarily considered with the completion of the credits defined: Bachelor courses of the liberal arts, economic sciences, law, IT, arts, art communication, and social sciences fields.
  • May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that is accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

For persons with degrees defined the minimal requirements of admittance to the Master's program training cycle

The minimum number of credits for admittance into the Master’s program based on previous studies is 30, from the fields of network communication, economics, and management, HR, cultural anthropology, cultural science, communication, marketing, media studies, media culture, media literacy, work psychology, introduction to intercultural studies, art and art communication, linguistic sciences, international communication, special media studies, sociology, social psychology, and PR.

The number of credits to be completed for the Master's degree: 120 credits

  • Degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent).
  • Thesis credit value: 20 credits.
  • The minimum credit value of the comprehensive extra-institution practical training: 2 credits.
  • The minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits.

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 321

Master's degree training objectives

The objective of the program is the training of communication and media experts who react well to the new and constantly changing challenges of the job market who possess self-assured knowledge regarding the communication and media-related determination of social sub-systems. They know and can operate the various institutions of communication and media and are prepared for the analytic evaluation of these institutions and for joining research programs. They are prepared to continue their training at the Ph.D. level.

Professional properties

The scientific fields and areas that the training is based on are:

  • The social science embedment of communication and media sciences [the social science-based analysis of communication and media, interdisciplinary approaches to communication and media; theories of regulating communication and media (e.g. legal, ethical, economic, political, cultural)] 15-20 credits;
  • Professional studies and problematic areas of communication and media research (theories of direct personal communication, theories of social communication, culture and communication, organizational and institutional communication, communication research-methodology studies, communication technologies, internship studies) 74-79 credits.

Specialization recommended by the educational institution constitutes theoretical and practical knowledge that is capable of working on the given field, improves personal abilities, and results in specialized competencies relevant to individual interests. The credit value of optional courses within professional studies and problematic areas of communication is 30-40 credits.

Foreign language requirements

Earning a Master’s graduate degree requires at least one foreign language upper-level state-recognized (C1) complex type examination or a state-recognized intermediate level (B2) complex type foreign language examination in a language other than the language used to obtain the undergraduate degree or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma.

Internship requirements

The internship is a professional training defined in the program syllabus.

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