About the Program

Course duration / ECTS 4 Semesters / 120 ECTS
Qualification obtained Master of Arts (MA)
Teaching language English
Requirements - A Bachelor's degree in a field related to the subject
- Proof of language skills in English
- ALES examination for Turkish applicants
Start of studies See Academic Calendar: http://oidb.tau.edu.tr/de/lisansustu
The Master's Programme in International Communication and Media Studies is an English-language master's programme conducted in partnership with the Turkish-German University, the Technical University of Ilmenau (Technische Universität Ilmenau) and with the support of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The teaching staff consists of academics from the Turkish-German University and the Technical University of Ilmenau, as well as valuable academics from our partner universities in Germany. 

The programme is designed to focus on academic research and professional orientation in the areas of algorithmicisation, artificial intelligence, digital communication and the creation, implementation and evaluation of media content. Digital transformation of communication, developments in the field of digital communication and analysis of current trends are the primary focus of the programme. 

The Master's programme is built around innovative, research-oriented, international and interdisciplinary values. Computer-based communication research, theoretical and empirical analysis of the complex phenomena and concepts of the digital world, and comparative research, which is the result of the international nature of the programme, are the components of the innovative and research-oriented structure of the Master's Programme in International Communication and Media Studies. In line with the interdisciplinary nature of the programme, emphasis is placed on combining computer and data science with communication and comparative studies with cultural studies, political science, law and economics. 

With the Mevlana Exchange Programme, a maximum of 3 students each year can complete one semester of their master's degree at the Technical University of Ilmenau with a scholarship. The programme consists of 120 ECTS and is spread over a period of 4 semesters.
Students are assumed to acquire the following qualifications and skills upon completing the English-language Master’s degree in “International Communication and Media Research”:
1. Graduates have profound theoretical and methodological knowledge in Communications and Media Studies.
2. The Master’s program qualifies graduates to independently plan, conduct, evaluate and report qualitative and quantitative empirical research in the field of Communications and Media.
3. Graduates have the ability to successfully use the acquired basic concepts, theories and methods of Communications and Media Studies to formulate and process socially relevant research questions and critically analyze media communication processes.
4. The Master’s program enables graduates to work on problems in the scope of their subject area, including interdisciplinary approaches, at an internationally compatible level.
5. Graduates are able to comprehend and reflect on international and intercultural aspects of media communication as well as recent trends in communication and media research.
6. The Master’s program qualifies graduates for academic work and application-oriented research.
Completion of the course qualifies graduates to continue their academic education within the framework of a doctoral study and enables a career in the following areas of the communication and media industry in Turkey and abroad:
-University and Research Institutions  Digital Information and  
  Communication Technologies
Organizational Communication Communication Consulting
Media Management Media and Opinion Research
Public Relations Strategic Digital Communication