BA in Communication and Media Science

Graduates typically work as journalists, editors and content producers at media companies, publishing houses, or as communication experts at commercial or state organizations and NGOs,responsible for press relations, event planning and advertisement.
Head of program: 
Dr. Tamás Pólya
  • Program overview
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  • Application procedure
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  • Examples of subjects during the studies
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Degree
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Science
Duration of training
Duration of training 3 years (6 semesters)
Language of instruction
English
Deadline of application
06/16/2020
Next starting date
09/01/2020
Fees
Tuition fee: EUR 2,200/sem. (for EU citizens), EUR 2,800/sem. (for non-EU citizens)
Application fee: EUR 140
Registration fee:
Intake
Fall

The program, with a Digital Media and Public Relations specialization at Pécs prepares students for effective work in the fields of professional journalism (of traditional, electronic and online kinds), and Public Relations, advertisement and organizational communication. The program lays great emphasis on practical training in media production and the development of students’ soft skills (empathic and assertive communication, teamwork, flexibility, creativity) and digital self-management capabilities.

 

We believe that with the spread of digital technologies fast and effective communication and online self-management became a must for companies and individuals alike, both globally and locally. The creative industries (e.g. advertisement, PR, design, organizational communication) are getting more and more important in commercial, institutional and NGO sectors, while the need for professionally trained journalists remains strong. As the very first department of communication and media in Hungary and with more than 25 years of experience in teaching we are keen to sharpen our students’s sensitivities for, and offer them convertible knowledge about, how communication and media works and how it is to be managed efficiently both in a local, Central-European and global context. Pécs served as the cultural capital of Europe in 2010 and is a home of several companies working in the cultural and creative industries that a communication and media program with a practical bent can rely on.

 

The Department of Communication and Media Studies has a special interests in:

- cultural approaches to media,

- digital online communication (e.g. research on Instagram, Facebook, vlogging, youth cultures, social media use),

- studies of popular media culture (e.g. comics, serials and series, videogames),

- digital anthropology and

- internationally networked and recognized research in digital journalism and news consumption.

 

Apart from the fully-fledged BA program, the Department also offers a number of courses on MA and PhD levels in English.

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

 

  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
    • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
    • HEP A/B/C test*
    • HIV test*
    • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
  • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
  • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:  
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

*Please note: tests have to be taken within a year!

 

1st semester
Introduction to Social Communication
The Basics of Cultural Anthropology
Theories of Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Empirical Social Research
Introduction to Media Studies
Approaches to Popular Culture
2nd semester
Introduction to Visual Communication
Introduction to Network Society Studies
The Social History of Communication
Theories of culture and society
Qualitative Methods in Empirical Social Research
Multimedia in practice I.
3rd semester
Photo, Video and Image Creation I.
Academic Writing
Social Media and Youth Cultures on the Internet
Multimedia in practice II.
Quantitative Methods in Empirical Social Research
Organizational Communication
Legal and Ethical Questions of Communication Regulation
4th semester
Theories and models of communication
The Cultural Study of the Media
Mass Communication Systems and Institutions
Academic Writing
Photo, Video and Image Creation II.
Marketing and PR Basics
Advanced Organizational Communication
5th semester
Communication and Media Planning
Motion Picture and Media Analysis
Journalism in Practice
6th semester
Media Regulation and Media Law
Media Economics
External Internship in Digital Media and PR

If you have questions related to the application process or administrative staff, please contact:

Ms. Éva KOVÁCS-SAMU, Ms. Vanda BŐCZIN-SIRKECI 
International coordinator
Phone: +36 72 501 500/24126
E-mail: foreign.humanities@pte.hu