Applied Communication Sciences


Degree: Master of Arts (M. A.)
Length of Study: 3 semesters
Course content: German and English
Enrolment: each summer term (no admission restriction)
Application deadlines for the first semesters of study: November until 15.03. of the following year (summer term)
Application deadlines for higher semesters of study: November until 15.03. of the following year (summer term), May until 15.09. (winter term)



1st semester:

  • Advanced Communication Science
  • Public Relations Concepts and Theory
  • Marketing and Brand Management
  • Cross-media developments

2nd semester:

  • Media Reception
  • Media Ethics and Media Governance
  • Media and Society
  • Research project

3rd semester:

  • Thesis
  • Colloquium


  • a first professional degree in Communication and/or Media Studies with a grade of at least 2.0 (good)


  • a first professional degree with a grade of at least 2.0 that specifically dealt with media and communication science issues. Such a degree includes the areas of communication research, content analysis, media analysis, media usage research and media impact research. Evidence of these at least necessary skills is usually provided by completed course work amounting to 60 CP, the subjects of which were one or more mass media (newspaper, magazine, photography, film, radio, television, interactive network media)

If some skills are missing, they must be made up. As a rule, a total of 300 credit points should be attained for completion of a master’s degree.

  • evidence of English language skills that correspond to at least level B 2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Example of accepted evidence can be found in Section 7 of the Examination Regulations for the master’s degree in Applied Communication Studies


Application Deadlines

Please apply in good time so that you can start your studies smoothly!

Information about the date of the first term student welcome event, and thus the start of your studies, can be found here.

The processing time for your application can take up to 2 weeks and the last possible date for enrolment is 31.03. for the summer semester and 30.09. for the winter semester.

Applications for the first semester of study:

  • November until 15.03. of each year (summer term)

Applications for higher semester of study:

  • November until 15.03. of each year (summer term)
  • May until 15.09. of each year (winter term)

Information on application deadlines and procedures for applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification can be found at


Documents to be submitted (as upload):

  1. evidence of the above-mentioned university degree (bachelor’s certificate, performance overview with grades, etc.) or if the first university degree was not completed: proof that a maximum of 15 of the credit points required for the bachelor’s degree are still outstanding with a provisional average grade 
  2. certificate of university entrance qualification
  3. certificate in the event of a name change (e.g. marriage certificate)
  4. if applicable, evidence of sufficient German language skills for applicants without a German university entrance qualification and without a German university degree (enrolment requirement in the case of admission)

Admission Procedure

Once your application documents are received by the Kiel University of Applied Sciences, they are checked for form and content by the Student Secretariat and the Examinations Office or the Examination Board of the degree program.

When your documents have been checked positively, you receive an invitation to enrol.

You are informed of the enrolment deadline with the notification of admission. If enrolment is not made on time, the right to the study place expires irrevocably. You can find more information on enrolment here.


There is a compulsory fee charged each semester for the Student Services Authority, the student body and the semester travel ticket.

Also, there is an administration charge for enrolment. This charge is non-refundable.

Additional information on the above-mentioned fees and charges


Postal Address

Fachhochschule Kiel
Student Secretariat
Sokratesplatz 1
24149 Kiel

Tel.: 0431 210 1339

E-Mail: studieninformation(at)


Student Secretariat
Sokratesplatz 3
24149 Kiel

Opening Hours:

You can find our current Opening Hours here.