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1. Students show in-depth knowledge, understanding and insight within the field of communication sciences and in relation to the latest evolutions and discussions at both the national and international level regarding: a) New Media and Society in Europe b) Journalism and Media in Europe. 2. Students demonstrate the ability to critically contextualise and evaluate current national and international developments and discussions, and are able to independently deepen insights related to complex problems on the basis of an original framework of analysis, thereby expanding the theoretical basis related to their own fields of interest related to: a) New Media and Society in Europe b) Journalism and Media in Europe. 3. Students show an open and constructive attitude whilst having respect for other views and beliefs. 4. Students are open to scientific doubt and societal pluralism. They demonstrate courage, ambition and perseverance in questioning both established insights and alternative points of view. 5. Students act upon an open attitude in a culturally diverse international context. They critically reflect on their own (geographical, social, cultural, local, personal, …) position. 6. Students demonstrate the skill to discuss and debates current societal and scientific topics and theoretical developments within the field of communication studies, related to a) New Media and Society in Europe b) Journalism and Media in Europe. The students discuss issues on the basis of critical and substantiated reflections and research findings, open-mindedly and willing to acknowledge other arguments. 7. Students demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, responsibility, communicative attitude, creativity and the ability to plan, coordinate, supervise and advise. The acquired skills enable the graduates to become independent, responsible, inquiring and reflective professionals. 8. Students can apply the acquired knowledge and skills in a professional context related to: a) New Media and Society in Europe b) Journalism and Media in Europe. 9. Students are competent to translate acquired understandings and findings into concrete conclusions, scenarios, advice, policy recommendations and strategies, and are able to communicate and implement these in a professional manner. 10. Students are able to independently elaborate, organise, plan and conduct their own original research, interpret its results and groundedly, coherently and convincingly communicate it orally and in writing. 11. Students are competent to – partly independent, partly guided – train specific and topical research methods within a particular field of study and apply these methods independently in concrete research situations.
12. Students are able to communicate their point of view in a clear and scientific-grounded argumentation to various target groups.
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In the context of this programme, the following academic plans are offered:
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