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About the program

Climate change, increased inequality and growing political polarization and disengagement and mounting demographic change are perceived as central challenges for our democratic future. The Master of Arts in Media and Public Engagement is a two-year, full-time program that prepares students for careers in media-related professions that focus on social change. The program is offered in English and is open to both national and international students.

Q&A sessions for prospective students and applicants will take place on three days:

January 15, 2024 6-7 PM CET
January 25, 2024 9-10 AM CET
February 15, 2024 1-2 PM CET

Quick Infos

Title on graduation Master of Arts (M.A.)
Teaching language English
Fees No tuition fees, only administration fees
Program duration 2 years (full time)
Program start Early October
Application period February 01 – March 15

Program goals

The program aims to provide students with the following skills and knowledge:

  • Critical understanding of the role of media in social engagement
  • Ability to use research methods to investigate media and public engagement
  • Practical skills in media production and communication
  • Appreciation of diversity and social justice
Program Structure

The program consists of 11 modules, which are divided into four areas:

  • Core: Mediated engagement, political communication, sustainable media, independent study
  • Integrative: Methods, research, thesis
  • Enrichment: Transcultural media, general studies
  • Practicum: Internship, media practice

Students must complete six compulsory modules, four elective modules, and the thesis. The compulsory modules provide a foundation in the key areas of media and public engagement. The elective modules allow students to customize their education to their interests and career goals.

Admissions and Fees

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program, students must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as communication, journalism, or political science. Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English.


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 Procedure

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. Media and Public Engagement in Bremen. 

Carreer Prospects

Graduates of the program are well-qualified for careers in a variety of fields, including:

  • Media organizations and companies
  • Communications departments of organizations and businesses
  • Government agencies and non-profit organizations
  • Consulting firms

The M. A. Media and Public Engagement is a rigorous and rewarding program that prepares students for successful careers in media-related professions that focus on advancing social change.

Study Program Team

This website will be updated with more detailed information in the near future. If you have questions about the program, do not hesitate to contact the program coordinator Cornelius Puschmann (puschmann@uni-bremen.de) via email.