Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Course Duration / ECTS 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Communication Science
Mode Full time
Study ID D 033 641
Admission Requirements Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian
Matura; positive acceptance process.

What will I learn?

The Bachelor's degree course in Communication Science deals with the theories, empirical analyses and practical references of communication and media in connection with society, culture, economy and politics. At the beginning of your studies, you will be introduced to the theories and methods of communication science, and you will get to know the professional fields within the range of media and communication. In addition, students acquire the basic skills and techniques of academic research and theories, and gain an insight into the various research fields of communication science (e.g., audio-visual and online communication, journalism or organisation communication). In the course of their studies, students can choose to specialize in one of these fields.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Our graduates work in a variety of professional fields: audio-visual communication, digital information and communication technologies, intercultural and interpersonal communication, journalism, communication consulting, culture work, media research, market research and opinion polling, media management, media production, multimedia production, public administration / eGovernment, organizational communication, politics / political communication, PR, social media communication, company and market communication, advertising and marketing.

Why Salzburg?

The small structures of the department enable a good student-to-staff ratio. In this BA course, students  – gain practical media knowledge and receive a profound training in scientific research skills and techniques  – are trained to think critically and independently – find a positive and small-scale study atmosphere

How is the course structured?

Communication Science BA

STEOP (Introductory and Orientation Phase)8 ECTS
Basics of Communication Science16 ECTS
Theories of Communication Science14 ECTS
Methods of Communication Science16 ECTS
Specialization Communication Science14 ECTS
Practical Fields Communication and Media14 ECTS
Practical Experience (incl. obligatory practical experience)24 ECTS
Research Fields of Communication Science18 ECTS
Optional subjects36 ECTS
Bachelor's examination6 ECTS
Bachelor's thesis14 ECTS
Total180 ECTS


Bild Boris Romahn
M.A. Boris Romahn, LL.B. Head of the area of studies at the Department of Communication Science
  • Rudolfskai 42
  • 5020 Salzburg
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