Communication and Media Studies BA

Detailed information about the current academic curricula and other important program information is/will be avalable at this page.

 Comprehensive exam

A dowloadable study guide is under preparartion

A dowloadable reading list is under preparation

 Thesis work

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The names and list of topic will be announced at the beginning of the next semester (September 2019)

External internship

The external internship (min. 80 working hours, in one semester) is a compulsory part of the curriculum. Students are asked to take the external internship course in Neptun, to secure an internship placement with the help of the Department or by themselves at a commercial or state organization or NGO with a business profile related to communication and media and digital technologies. The host institution may be based either in Hungary (with the possibility of an internship distributed over the semester) or outside Hungary (only allowed if the internship lasts two-to-four consecutive weeks uninterruptedly). For our purposes, communication and media-related fields and practices include:

– corporate or institutional communication: maintenance and creation of textual and/or audio-visual content for traditional media platforms or websites and social media pages of the organization, working as an assistant for a senior colleague, organizational and administrative work at an organization’s communication division, event planning, press relations, news clipping services, customer relations, editing or publishing printed or electronic publications for a company, marketing research;
– doing public opinion polling, survey research;
– working as an administrative or communication assistant in a project framework under the supervision of a project manager;
– working at an advertisement, copywriting or public relations agency;
– working at a media company (such as a radio or television channel, newspaper, news portal or publishing house).

During the internship students are supervised by a mentor from the organization, preferably a senior colleague. Prior to starting the internship, the head of the host organization (or of their relevant department) signs an official statement declaring that the organization would employ the student as an intern under the agreed-upon conditions and that the assigned mentor would evaluate the student’s performance using the standard form offered by the Dept. of Communication and Media Studies when the internship terminates. Students are requested to submit the completed evaluation form to the department administrator personally, and before the end of the semester they had the internship in. After having received the evaluation form, the Department acknowledges the completion of the external internship by conferring a grade to the student and records it in Neptun.

 

A downloadable guide is under preparation

Final exam

As the final act of their studies, students shall take the final exam, which has two oral parts. On the one hand, students answer the questions concerning their thesis that have been previously submitted by their consultant and the reviewer of their thesis. On the other hand, they take an oral exam covering a predetermined set of general communication and media science topics but with a concentration on those that are more closely linked to their thesis. The grade of the Final Exam is calculated by averaging the grades received for the two oral exams and the grade received for the thesis. The Department of Communication and Media Studies publishes the Final Exam topics list at least three months before the exam date on its website.

 

A downloadable guide is under preparation

List of current topics of the final exam

History of communication technologies
Media effects and reception
Media tabloidization and the public sphere
Cultural studies of media
Media and social hierarchies, classes, and represenation of minorities
Internet and new media
Media systems, public service, and political communication
Media economics, media markets
Media law and media policies
Organizational and intercultural communication

A downloadable reading list is under preparation

 

Timetable

A timetable will be avaliable for download before the start of the semester (mid-August 2019)

Contact information

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