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Semesters (120 ECTS)
Master of Arts in Social Sciences
University places
Part-time per year

Study Program


  • Learning from top national and international practitioners
  • Practical projects in & with media companies
  • In-house TV & radio studio
  • Learning journalistic know-how to complement previous specialized training


Type of degree program

Part-time (PT)

Friday and Saturday all-day plus an/one intensive week (intensive weeks take place in the 1st and 2nd semesters, in the first week. The intensive week takes place between Monday morning and Saturday evening.)

Language of instruction

German (single modules in English)

Study-abroad semester

Possible at our partner universities

Start of the degree program

Always at the beginning of the winter semester in September

Place of study

wko campus wien, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna
(U6 metro station Währinger Straße/Volksoper)

Focus & Qualifications

The Master’s program in Journalism & New Media offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented, journalistic education which, in combination with a subject-specific undergraduate degree, provides an excellent basis for a career in quality journalism:

  • Practical basic journalistic training for all media areas (print/online, radio/audio, TV/video, multimedia)
  • Exciting practical projects with journalistic media production and design
  • Research, investigation and fact-checking
  • Economic, legal and political environment of media
  • Media ethics and social criticism
  • Various electives enable students to deepen their knowledge and specialize themselves

Radio Radieschen 91.3

Radio Radieschen is the training radio station of FHWien der WKW. Students of the Journalism & Media Management Study Programs learn radio in theory and practice – among other things, they create their own radio programs and go live on air.

Apart from teaching, our radio editorial team provides quality content and inspires listeners with programs such as Science Radio, Start Me Up – the start-up magazine, #Vienna or the feature format “Hörfeld”.

Radio Radieschen – radio to my taste

Online Magazine "Studying Journalism"

Whether it’s exciting TV magazines, inspiring radio features or impressive (multimedia) reports: A large number of journalistic contributions are produced during the study program. In our online magazine “Studying Journalism,” we present selected works and practical projects by our students.

Divided into the sections TV & Video, Radio & Audio and Multimedia & Text, the online magazine offers students the opportunity to present themselves and their own work to a larger audience. Prospective students thus gain an insight into studying journalism at FHWien der WKW.

Studying Journalism – See, hear, read the practice.


Know more – do more

The requirements of the labor market are growing and growing – making it increasingly important to be “fit for the job” after completing your degree program. Curricula are improved on an ongoing basis so as to fit in with developments in the working world and new international trends. This is to prepare our graduates for the beginning of – or the next step in – their careers. Our motto spans from “know more” to “do more” – meaning that we focus more on practical strengths learned. Teaching, learning and exams at FHWien der WKW are completed in modules. This means: Topic blocks make up modules, and at the end of the module there is an exam.

What is a module?

A module is a teaching unit consisting of multiple topic blocks, which are thematically linked and cover a specific area relevant to the degree program. In this module, clearly defined skills will be developed, with an examination of all sub elements at the end.

How does it help students?

Teaching is directed towards learning outcomes. Competency-based learning and fewer exams – which are integrated and more comprehensive – make up the curricula. Students’ personal development and their employability in business is our central goal.

Download brochure incl. curriculum (in German)

Jobs & Career

The combination of the Master’s Degree in Journalism & New Media, in addition to a previously completed degree program, offers the ideal requirements for taking a step into quality journalism. For example:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in political science or history and a Master’s Degree in Journalism & New Media give you the best tools to be successful in the area of domestic policy and the area of foreign policy
  • The combination of a degree program in business administration and a Master’s Degree in Journalism & New Media offers a good basis for a job as business editor
  • Humanities and natural science disciplines combined with the Master’s Degree in Journalism & New Media offer a good basis for a job in the specialized press
  • If you are a journalist, you can supplement your training and work in the following areas: multimedia, online, audio or video and be ready for new challenges in journalism.

The following career fields are available to Master’s Degree holders in Journalism & New Media:

  • Editor (print, online, TV, radio)
  • Moderator
  • Media manager
  • Social media editor
  • Data journalist


Curious about our study program? Inform yourself about the requirements and the admissions procedure at FHWien der WKW.

Admission requirements Master's Programs
Specific admissions procedure MA Journalism & New Media

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