If you like the educational concept presented on this website and you also bring along the necessary formal prerequisites as well as personal motivation, Communications Management is the right programme for you. We are looking forward to students who are curious and want to explore new paths. You can call us if you like or make an appointment for a personal consultation to learn more.
Communications Management - Application Requirements
That doesn't pose a problem if you enclose a document with your application documents stating that you will have completed a relevant internship of at least 4 months when you start your studies (e.g. copy of the internship contract or a similar confirmation). If you are then admitted conditionally, you must prove directly before the start of your studies that you have actually acquired the necessary practical experience.
Unfortunately, we can only credit practical experience (in form of internships, freelance work, etc.) that was completed in a press office, in corporate communications (or similar) or in a communications agency.
Non-native speakers must provide evidence of German language skills with the DaF test, level 4, the university exam German or comparable certificates.
Degrees in media and communication science subjects at universities, colleges and universities of applied sciences, such as public relations, communication management or journalism, are considered suitable first degrees. If you are unsure whether your first degree meets these criteria, please contact us directly. In principle, you should have acquired basic knowledge of public relations and communication science and have a basic understanding of PR conception.
Unfortunately not - the Master Communications Management is a consecutive programme that is built upon a first degree from the field of media and communication.
The subject of journalism is considered relevant if PR content and communication science basics have been included. For example, you should have basic knowledge of PR conception. In case of doubt, the selection committee will use other assessment criteria such as your motivation. In addition, the relevance of your fellow applicants' subjects is decisive.
If the degree is not yet available at the time of application, it is required that at least 83 percent of the total required achievements have been successfully completed (i.e. at least 150 credit points are available) and the average grade determined from the examination achievements is at least 2.5. A transcript of records with the previous academic achievements can be submitted for this purpose.
The number of credits you receive depends on the module. Therefore, in the case of a module that has not yet been completed, individual partial achievements that have already been completed may not be shown. However, you can add up your individual grades yourself and check whether you have reached the 150 credits. If you have any questions, please contact your examinations office, which can issue you with a certificate of all the individual achievements you have passed so far.
If you have finished your Bachelor's degree abroad, the application procedure is preceded by an external preliminary examination procedure. Therefore, please apply online at uni-assist, print out the application form, sign it and send the application with required documents directly to uni-assist in Berlin (Attention: Please note the earlier application deadline here). Uni-assist will use your Bachelor's degree from your home country to check whether you can prove that you have access to a Master's programme. In the process, your grades will be converted automatically.
Communications Management - Recognition of previous achievements
Unfortunately not - as long as the credits are from an undergraduate degree programme, such as a Bachelor's degree programme. If you have completed work in another Master's degree programme that you have not completed and would like to have this credited, this must be decided by the examination committee in each individual case.
The Master's Communications Management can be studied with any first professional degree that falls into the above categories - whether Diploma, Magister or Bachelor. However, it is not possible to shorten the Master's programme even with the longer standard period of study in Diplom and Magister programmes.
Yes, you can enclose simple copies for the time being and submit the certifications as soon as possible after receiving the admission letter.
You can send your application to the head of the degree programme, Prof. Dr. Bernhard, as well as to the members of the selection committee.
No, your application must have been sent by the last day of the application period at the latest. The postmark on your application is decisive for a timely application.
To treat all candidates equally we cannot offer you a telephone selection interview or an alternative date. Therefore, please make sure you keep the stated days free.
Communications Management - Aptitude interview and Admission
The selection interview lasts about half an hour and usually takes place in mid-May at the Expo Plaza. During the interview, part of the selection committee (two professors and one student) will ask you about your CV, your previous experience and knowledge in the field of public relations.
The selection interviews for the Master in Communcations Management take place in mid-May. Around four weeks after your interview, you will find out whether you have been admitted.
Communications Management - contents and options
Principally, you have many option to go abroad. We value experience abroad very highly and are therefore happy to support your plans if you are going to another country for a semester of study or an internship. The Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts already has a number of partner universities abroad. The application process runs through our International Coordinator and the International Office of the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In addition, you can also apply to non-partner universities with a corresponding range of subjects. Since organising a stay abroad is time-consuming (but feasible!), we recommend that you inform yourself and start planning early. In the case of a study semester abroad, please contact the programme director for information on the recognition of courses completed abroad.
No, a compulsory internship is not planned. However, it is always advisable to establish contacts with companies, agencies and/or organisations that interest you during your studies. Perhaps there will be an opportunity to write your thesis there later. And who knows, sometimes you can even get to know your future employer in the process.
You can either choose a - usually theoretical - topic yourself and explore it in your Master's thesis. Or you can look for a practical partner and write your academic thesis in a company, agency or other organisation. Sometimes companies and other institutions invite tenders for a Master's thesis with a pre-formulated topic. Another, often welcome way is the speculative application for a Master's thesis, in which you approach your desired institution with a topic proposal.