Media Studies at Trier University

Studying and Researching the Media Society

Mediatisation of society and everyday life is one of the central phenomena of our times. In our interdisciplinary department of Media Studies at Trier University we analyse media and communication in the public sphere from many different perspectives. In our programmes we combine approaches from mass communication studies, sociology, discourse analysis, literary and cultural studies, as well as historical perspectives, with a focus on both theory-oriented scientific reflection as well as applicability of research and media practice.

About our Course of Studies

Our bachelor’s and master’s programmes focus on media development and change in both the past and present, the analysis of media products and reception, as well as media effects on the individual or society as a whole. In addition, the bachelor’s programme features a number of practical courses introducing students to the field of work on the internet, in print, and in the broadcast sector. A key aspect of our programmes is the emphasis placed on project-based learning.

We are currently offering two academic programs. The BA program "Media-Communication-Society" and the MA program "Media Studies". Current information concerning the organization of the studies can be found in the section studies. Our programmes can be studied as either a major subject, a main subject within a two-subject study programme (2/3 share) or a minor subject within a two-subject programme (1/3 share). While in the major programme, students focus exclusively on Media Studies, it is possible to combine it as a main subject with a host of subjects from other programmes at the university.

Our graduates work in journalism, public relations, media and marketing research, media management, design, and education.

About our Research

Many research projects analyse different contemporary and historical aspects of media and communication. 

Visit the section professorships to find out more about our research activities.


Aktuelle Mitteilungen

Gemeinsam mit Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt vom Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung │Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) hat Prof. Christian Nuernbergk zum...

Read more

Dr. Peter Maurer ist neuer wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Professur Nuernbergk. Mit seiner Lehr- und Forschungsausrichtung verstärkt er das...

Read more

Am Mittwoch, 11. Dezember 2019, findet um 18.00 Uhr s.t. im Hörsaal 10 (E-Geb.) die öffentliche Antrittsvorlesung von Frau Prof. Dr. Marion G. Müller...

Read more

Die BA- und MA-Absolventinnen und Absolventen der Trierer Medienwissenschaft wurden am Samstag, 23. November 2019 feierlich verabschiedet und als neue...

Read more

Auf der diesjährig am 20. und 21. Oktober 2019 stattfindenden #ikpk19 der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin spricht Prof. Dr. Christian...

Read more

Prof. Dr. Marion G. Müller und Prof. Dr. Christian Nuernbergk im Interview mit Aviso, dem Informationsdienst der Deutschen Gesellschaft für...

Read more