Bachelor Journalismus (B.A.)

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Journalism is the first purely online course of study that focuses on conveying practical know-how to produce cross-media content based on the principles of media ethics. 

Distance learning

Language : German

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Bachelorstudium

YOUR CAREER? SAFE. STUDY JOURNALISM.

Information is the basic building block for forming opinions and making decisions. This is true for political matters and when choosing your next holiday destination. If you want to provide target groups with high-quality content through various media, studying Journalism at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is the way to achieve your goal. 

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Career

YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. FUTURE-ORIENTED.

Your studies in Journalism are opening a whole new range of opportunities for you and your career. Be ready to make an impact and to work in an industry as diverse as your learned skills. 

Choose how you want to study Journalism at IU

You can complete your Bachelor's degree in Journalism at IU by distance learning. Here you can find out how your studies at IU work and what your advantages are in the distance learning study model.   

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From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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You study completely on your own terms – whenever, wherever and however you want! Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts
State-recognised & award-winning*
German
Admission requirements
With and without Abitur (A-Levels)
No NC (admissions restrictions) or waiting semester
Advantages of the study format
Flexible learning on the online campus - whenever and wherever you want
Innovative study app IU Learn and online campus
Possibility to study alongside your job thanks to 100% online teaching
Personal support from study advisors, teachers, study coaches and career coaches
Take your online exams 24/7 from the comfort of your own home
Campus
Virtual campus – 100 % online
Time model
Start your studies at any time
Full Time – 36 months
Part Time I – 48 months
Part Time II – 72 months
Study online

* Information on accreditation and state approval can be found on the sub-page of the degree programme.

Why you should study Journalism  

Digitalisation, social media and news services are contributing to the transformation of journalism. Anyone who runs a blog can call themselves a journalist and credible information is often difficult to identify in the sea of fake news. With your Bachelor's degree in Journalism, you become a beacon of hope for information seekers. You qualify yourself to take up exciting positions in the media and to collect information and present it in a comprehensible way. This opens up various freedoms and interesting opportunities for your future. 

And studying Journalism is fun. You develop your own writing and presentation style and invest in yourself and your skills. At IU, we make it possible for you to study according to your rules throughout your life. So that you are 100% flexible in reaching your goal. 

 
Your IU Studies in Journalism  

The Bachelor's degree programme in Journalism offers you a solid journalistic education. First and foremost, you will learn how to research skilfully, develop your own writing style and deal with audio-visual media. In accordance with the high standards of the German Journalists' Association (DJV), you will be prepared for journalistic practice and the various challenges of the media industry.   

Your Journalism studies will also convince you with their excellent practical relevance. Among other things, you learn how to create and design cross-media content according to media ethics principles. You will work particularly intensively with online media. You will also develop basic skills in the field of media and communication sciences, typography, research and conception. You will practise scientific work and deal with methods of market research, storytelling and digital editorial management. It's up to you when exactly you do all this. At IU, you make your own schedule. 

 

A look into the future: what you will do after graduation 

Sports, travel, politics - with your Journalism studies, you can focus on the topics that interest you the most. Your career start looks a little different depending on the medium. In some areas you start as a volunteer, trainee or in a junior position. You will familiarise yourself with the internal processes so that you can soon work independently. As soon as you have gained enough professional experience, you can also take on managerial functions and lead your own team of journalists.  

Whether as a presenter, correspondent or reporter, the possibilities after your Journalism degree are manifold. Do you already know what you want to do in the future? If not, that's not a bad thing. After all, your studies will give you the orientation you need.  

The most important questions about studying Journalism

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We are moving

From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

Info by post

I have taken note of the data protection declaration as well as the information on the right of withdrawal and on the persons responsible.

*Mandatory fields

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