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Study journalism at the KU

Journalism – a program for people with passion

Journalism is a very varied profession that involves interesting people, cultures, and stories. Journalists take a critical approach to current developments in the world and the actions of powerful people in politics and business. They therefore have a responsibility to society and aim to inform the public. The work is creative and diverse. But how do you become a journalist? One way that has proven to be successful is to study journalism.

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt provides students with qualifications to enter the field of journalism through its Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.

The six-semester Bachelor’s degree program provides students with skills that are essential for responsible journalists. Students acquire fundamental knowledge of areas such as communication science, ethics, politics, and business, which enables them to better understand and question complicated situations and social contexts. These topics are combined with practical training in all areas of media. Students write news and reports, produce films, and design websites. They also develop social and communication skills. All students spend their fifth semester studying at a university in another country.

Excellent career prospects

The KU has been educating students in journalism and media research for 30 years. The Journalism program was rated the number one journalism program and among the best media-related programs in Germany in the 2008 CHE ranking. It has produced almost 500 graduates who now work for print, radio, and online media, as well as in public relations.

Their success is certainly partly thanks to the program’s unique concept. In addition to close links between theory and practice, key features of the KU’s Journalism program include intensive student support, an international orientation, and access to excellent technical equipment. Students are able to bring their ideas to life in the department’s own television and radio studios and in the cross-media lab. Renowned journalists from various media partners help them with these projects.


The program recently received an award for its cross-media training. The European Newspaper Award, the continent’s largest newspaper competition, awarded the European Student Award to the Einsteins project, which is carried out each year by fourth-semester Bachelor’s students. The award went to the project’s first cross-media team, who produced a variety of print, TV, and online media on the topic of ‘home’ in the summer semester 2012. The KU’s program is the only journalism program in Germany to receive the European Student Award.

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