M.A. Digital Journalism

The M.A. Digital Journalism includes the classic media: print, online and audiovisual, which are increasingly converging in the world of media. The target group is graduates in humanities with linguistic competencies who would like to major in one of these two areas: business/politics or culture/entertainment.



Both broad and specialized: development of overall journalism skills plus the opportunity to specialize in selected areas

Learning outcomes:

A high level of proficiency in journalism methods for the convergent media: print, online, broadcast and mobile

TypeFull-time or part-time
DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
LocationBerlin and Cologne


German (Campus Cologne), English (Campus Berlin): M.A. Digital Journalism

(Written work can be submitted in either language of choice)

Tuition feesFull-time: 670,- € monthly | Part-time: 449,- € monthly


Full-time: 4 semesters | Part-time: 6 semesters


Lorenzo Cervantes now works in the communications department of the European Space Agency (ESA).

How to become a journalist at Deutsche Welle? Graduate Christian Caurla tells more about his experiences in this interview.

After his studies, Lennart Richter worked in PR agencies and recently became self-employed.

Ideal Candidates

Applicants: Graduates in the arts and humanities, esp. those who majored in one of the following subjects

  • business administration, social sciences (Business/Politics)
  • language, communication, journalism, media studies (Culture/Entertainment)

Target Jobs: Journalist, publicist, writer, communication and media expert and consultant


General Modules: Optional subjects e.g. Media Law, Media Asset Management, Intercultural Management, Media Psychology

Specific Modules e.g.: Journalistic methods like research, writing, editing, presentation and cross-media journalism or journalism in convergent media

Advanced Studies: Theory and practice of journalism in the fields of Business/ Politics or Culture/Entertainment

How to apply

Please use our Online Application form and attach a PDF of your CV. 

Entry requirements 

  • Very good degree in one of areas mentioned (university or university of applied sciences) 

  • plus internal assessment process

Please note: After your matriculation, we offer you a refund of the uni-assist fee in the amount of 75,00 € if you submit the original receipt to HMKW.

Further information


Jon M. Gerdes

Head of study advisory service Berlin


+49 (0)30 / 4677693 - 36


John Boerop

Head of Study Advisory Cologne


+49 (0)221 / 22 21 39 - 33


Ellen Walliser

Head of Study Advisory Frankfurt


Phone: +49 (0)69 / 50 50 253 - 93



The program is government-approved and accredited by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), Bonn/Vienna/Zurich.