Bachelor’s degree programme Media and Communications
In the Bachelor’s degree Media and Communications, theoretical frameworks as well as practice-oriented and practically relevant methods are taught. The degree programme focuses on the relationship between media, culture, technology and society. Students engage with the complex networking of media, cultural and communicative practices with societal, economic and political processes in everyday and institutional contexts. The location of the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt at the intersection of three cultures plays an important role in this. Students deal with fields of research such as the relationship of media, the public and democracy, media and identity, the economic contexts of media (e.g. the media industry, organisational communication and public relations), the analysis of media and its different uses, media pedagogy, and new information and communication technologies such as the internet as an educational medium (e.g. e-learning).
The Master’s degree programme Media, Communications and Culture deals with all aspects of social life, such as politics, culture, economy, education and science. The degree programme focuses on the relationship between media, culture, technology and society. Students engage with the complex networking of media, cultural and communicative practices with societal, economic and political processes in everyday and institutional contexts. The location of the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt at the intersection of three cultures plays an important role in this. The study programme stands out in particular due to its focus on cultural science and practical research, which enables teaching and research practice to be combined in a profitable manner.
Language of instruction: German, some courses are taught in English
It is necessary to register in advance for the Master’s degree programme Media, Communication and Culture. Further information can be found on the page Admission Master’s degree programme.
Master’s degree programme Media and Convergence Management
The degree programme teaches core competencies in the fields of media and communication, management and marketing, and in technology. The degree programme focuses on the areas of technical, media, content and cross-sectoral convergence. Terminal devices such as smart phones and tablet PCs are at the very centre of technical or media convergence. Content convergence revolves around the multiple use of content (e.g. film, PC games, books with similar topics/content), and cross-sectoral convergence is concerned with the blurring of boundaries in the TIMES sector (technology, information, media, entertainment and security). These convergences represent new challenges for companies, with the result that skills in the disciplines of Cultural Studies and Media Sciences, Business Studies and Technical Sciences are rapidly gaining relevance.
The entrance examination for the Master’s degree programme Media and Convergence Management takes place only once a year, in the run-up to the winter semester. The Master’s in Media and Convergence Management starts every winter semester. A total of 35 study places are awarded each academic year via an admission process.
Registration period: 1 March until 15 September
Doctoral degree programmes
If you want to write a thesis at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, you will need to find a supervisor and a second assessor.
The following departmental members are authorised to supervise theses:
Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Sandra Diehl
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Brigitte Hipfl
Univ.-Prof. Mag. DDr. Matthias Karmasin
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Larissa Krainer
Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Caroline Roth-Ebner
Assoc.-Prof. Dipl.-jour. Dr. Franzisca Weder (currently on leave)
Assoc.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Matthias Wieser
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Psych. Mag. Dr. Rainer Winter
Information for future students writing their Doctoral theses: requirements/admission/curriculum etc. can be found under doctoral degree programmes.
Thematic doctoral degree programme HSSCM
Doctoral degree programme Health, Science and Social Responsibility Communication and Management (HSSCM)
The thematic doctoral programme “Health, Science, and Social Responsibility Communication and Management” follows an interdisciplinary design and teaches students comprehensive knowledge for use in communication and management in the field of healthcare, additionally qualifying them to take on social responsibilities. Furthermore, the focus is on the efficient and effective communication of scientific insights from the sphere of health to the general public. Having acquired these skills, participants are ideally prepared to apply their knowledge in their work in the health sector and in the corporate world. Moreover, the thematic doctoral programme provides students with the opportunity to confidently address issues with a high societal relevance from the fields of Health, Science, and Social Responsibility Communication and Management on an internationally competitive level. The skills set acquired in the course of this academic training programme equips participants with the necessary knowledge to publish research results in international journals, as well as to present and discuss these at international conferences. Participants receive thorough training in qualitative and quantitative methods. Each year during the course of the programme, a research seminar (Interaction Workshop) is scheduled to take place, where doctoral students present the papers they have written and report on the status of their respective doctoral thesis.
Further information related to this doctoral degree programme can be found here.
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