Master of Arts in Medical Journalism and Public Relations (MA)

The Master of Arts in Medical Journalism and Public Relations is subject to an admission procedure (please refer to the Bachelor programme).

The requirement for admission to the Master’s programme is a Bachelor’s degree (grade point average better than 2.3) in a relevant consecutive undergraduate degree in communications/medical journalism majoring in medicine/healthcare/biology or a corresponding recognized university degree.

Other acceptable admission requirements to this Master of Arts programme are the successful completion of a relevant degree course in the “life sciences” (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, biology, biochemistry, public health) with demonstrated journalistic or communications-public relations basic competencies from a relevant practical phase.

The standard period of study for the undergraduate basic course of study (e.g. Bachelor’s degree) should be at least six semesters and at least 180 ECTS credits are required.

The admission procedure occurs in three phases:

Phase 1:
Submission of Application Documents

  • Preliminary application form (available from the registrar’s office)
  • Curriculum vitae with passport photo
  • Motivation form (A4 page)
  • Certified copy of the general university entrance qualification (for the general verification of the fulfilment of the admission requirements in accordance with section 63 of the Austrian Universities Act (Universitätsgesetz – UG 2002))*
  • Certified copy of the degree or graduation certificate of the Bachelor’s degree or equivalent basic course of study

Phase 2:
Following the positive assessment of the application documents, prospective students will be invited to the DPU to sit a written admission test (single choice) and undergo a personal interview (assessment of the discipline-specific, social and communicative competencies).

Phase 3:
Once the admission procedure has been completed, a ranking of the candidates who have been admitted to the programme on the basis of the results will be published by the Academic Director of the programme.