Journalism (BJO)

Study journalism in Hanover with a practical orientation

Writing reports, producing television reports, designing longreads - journalism teaches all this and more. Students learn professional skills such as research, copy-writing and production and put what they have learned in theory to the test in practical projects. The course is underpinned by communication science content.

Course structure

Journalistic and media science basics make up the first part of the course. Afterwards, students spend the 3rd semester in the practice of media companies of their choice. The second part of the course, from the 4th semester onwards, deepens journalistic skills. The course ends with a practical project and the Bachelor's thesis.


Brief overview

  • Degree

    Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Start of studies

    Winter semester

  • Form of study

    Full-time and part-time

  • Admissions procedure

    local limited-access

  • Field of interest
  • Pre-study internship

    6 Wochen redaktionelles Praktikum

[Translate to English:] Studiengang Journalistik an der Hochschule Hannover

The course

"The Bachelor's course, which is subject to limited admissions, offers students a broad-based journalistic course of study and enables them to specialise in a specific subject with versatile fields of qualification."


[Translate to English:] Journalistik studieren an der Hochschule Hannover


“Following the Bachelor of Arts, the university offers Master's degree courses in Communications Management and TV Journalism, in which the knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's degree is deepened.”


[Translate to English:] Bewerbung für das Studium Journalistik an der Hochschule Hannover

Those who wish to take up the Bachelor's degree course in Journalism must be able to prove that they have one of these educational qualifications: general higher education entrance qualification, subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, matriculation examination or a previous education recognised as equivalent by the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs. In addition, applicants must provide proof of a six-week editorial internship, which must be completed before the start of the course. This course can be started only in the winter semester.

The application deadline for 2021 is expected to be 15 July 2021. The application portal is expected to be activated by the end of May. You can apply online via the Student Administration of Department III of the Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts:

Further information and the application for admission to the entrance examination can be found at:

You are welcome to send your queries by email to:


You can find more information about the course at:

Further information