MA Communication and Media Studies

Social, strategic and new media communication. Learn to create and manage successful worldwide campaigns and digital portfolios.

Programme Information

Our MA in Communication and Media Studies will develop you into a communication and media expert.

You will hone essential soft skills (including presentation, persuasion and communication skills). You will also become a communications strategist and leader – capable of managing teams, projects, campaigns and organisations. Our graduates progress to careers in public relations (PR), media and marketing/communication roles in all kinds of organisations and sectors.

You will gain a deep understanding of interpersonal, social, strategic (planned) and new media communication, the managing of media and the planning of creative campaigns.

You will get acquainted with a variety of concepts and theories through our student-centred, project-based teaching methods – making your learning experience more impactful, interesting and practical.

Our experienced professors blend academic and professional expertise to provide you with the tools and understanding, necessary to go forward in your career as a communication expert. From psychology to digital publics, you will have a better grasp of how communication works and how to utilise your new skills to get the best possible outcomes!

Another unique benefit of studying Communications and Media in Budapest, at Corvinus, is the highly international environment and community. You will meet people from all over the world on your programme. Budapest also offers exceptional employment opportunities. Not only are there 150+ multinational companies with headquarters here, but the city is also a filmmaking hub. Plenty of Hollywood A-list actors and directors have shot films you’ve seen in Budapest!

This programme is the natural fit for students with an academic background in communications, media, PR or marketing. However, we accept graduates from an array of disciplines including liberal arts, economic sciences, law, IT, arts, art communication and social sciences fields (provided you meet the compulsory credit requirements stated below).

ECTS: 120
Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
Teaching hours: 10-16 hours/week
Includes internship: Compulsory (? hours)
Start date: 12 September 2022

Tuition fees (EEA): 560 000 HUF (≈ € 1 600*) per semester
Total tuition fees (EEA): 2 240 000 HUF (≈ € 6 300*)
Tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 2 900 per semester
Total tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 11 600

*Fees conversion amount may vary due to exchange rates.

Programme Specification Enquire

What you will study
Core Modules

Year 1

  1. Media Systems and Media Policies
  2. Media Communication
  3. Organisational Communication
  4. Persuasive Communication and Rhetoric

Year 2

  1. Creative Visuality
  2. Public Relations and Marketing Communication Design
  3. Media Strategy
  4. Methods in Communication Training and Counselling

* The above is not an exhaustive list. Corvinus University of Budapest reserves the right to change modules.

Scholarships

There are two remarkable scholarship opportunities available to Non-EU international students:

  • Stipendium Hungaricum (for non-EU nationals from >70 countries)
  • Diaspora scholarships (for international students with Hungarian ancestry).

Both scholarships entitle you to:

  • Free tuition for the duration of your studies
  • 43,700 HUF (c. €120) per month for the duration of your studies (for living costs)
  • University accommodation or an additional 40,000 HUF (c. €110) per month for the duration of your studies (accommodation allowance)
  • Medical insurance.

Eligibility requirements apply, so please click on “Scholarship opportunities” for more information.

Scholarship opportunities

Application Requirements 

  • A completed higher education
  • Minimum B2 knowledge in English, proven by a certificate
  • A valid passport

For Hungarian citizens

You can apply through felvi.hu.

You can ask our student ambassador or the Student Services for further information here.

Find the application requirements here:

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Preparatory Programme

If you do not meet the requirements, you can apply for our preparatory programme.

Note: there are three ways to apply to Corvinus as an international student:

  1. Self-funded route (all applicants)
  2. Stipendium Hungaricum route – non-EU applicants only, further restrictions apply
  3. Diaspora scholarship route - non-EU nationals with Hungarian heritage only, further restrictions apply

Credit requirements

In Hungary, there are legal pre-requisite credit requirements to study graduate programmes.

Please make sure you meet the minimum requirements for this programme before applying.

You will need a minimum of 30 ECTS constituted from any of the following areas: 

Business and Management, Network Communication, Human Resources, Cultural Anthropology, Science of Culture, Communication, Marketing, Media Theory, Media Culture, Media Literacy, Work Psychology, Foundations of Interculture, Society of Arts, Philology, International Communication, Sociology, Social Psychology, Public Relations (PR)

Tip: to quickly calculate your credits in ECTS, divide learning hours by 30!

Learning hours should be formally described, but can be constituted of classroom hours, private study and assessment.

More information

I am glad to welcome you to this information page about the Communication and Media Studies MA programme at the Corvinus University of Budapest! The University provides this two-years (four-semester) programme in English as well as in Hungarian. Communication and media are crucial in our contemporary world and will have a growing importance in the future. Thus, communication and media professionals will undoubtedly find a highly appreciated career and vocation within a short time after graduation. Our programme provides the necessary skills, knowledge, and experiences for that career path. I hope to see you soon in September as a Master’s student at our University.

Dr. Antal Szántay
Programme Director

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