Master: Application

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

An admission procedure (please refer to the bachelor's programme) is carried out for this programme.

The prerequisite 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 communication/medical journalism with a focus on medicine/health/biology or an corresponding recognised university degree.

Further admission requirements for this master's programme are the successful completion of a relevant degree in life sciences (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, biology, biochemistry, public health) with proven journalistic and/or communication-public relations basic competencies from a relevant practical phase.

The standard period of study for the undergraduate course (e.g. bachelor's programme) must be at least 6 semesters and 180 ECTS credits must be proven.

The admission procedure takes place in three stages:

1st stage: 
Sending the application documents

  • preliminary registration form (available from the Student Administration Office)
  • CV with passport photo
  • Cover letter (A4 page)
  • certified copy of the general university entrance qualification (for the general verification of the fulfilment of the admission requirements analogous to § 63 Austrian University Act 2002)
  • certified copy of the certificate/report for the bachelor's degree or equivalent undergraduate degree

2nd stage:
After a positive assessment of the application documents, applicants are invited to a written admission test (single choice) and a personal one-on-one interview at DPU (review of subject-specific, social and communicative skills).

3rd stage:
Once the admission process has been completed, the Academic Director of the programme ranks the candidates who are admitted to the course based on the results.