The department - "officially"

Our department was founded at the University of Pécs (previously called Janus Pannonius University) in 1993. We are proud of being one of the first departments in Hungary providing a full range programme for communication studies. Since its start the department has studied the sphere of communication from the vintage point of sociological sciences. Both the curriculum and the research include the study of interpersonal human communication as well as print and electronic media or network communication.

Theory ...

Just like any other Faculty of Humanities in Hungary, The Department of Communication and Media Studies offers a three-year long BA (ie, 'bachelor') training and a two-year long MA (so-called 'master') training. The novelty of the training system is that after finishing the three-year long BA programme students acquire a degree, and therefore are able to enter the job market. Those who wish to pursue further studies in the department can apply for advanced training programs available at MA level.

In the course students fulfilling the basic requirements and passing the first complex exam can choose from the following disciplines:

- Print and electronic media (mass communication - print and electronic media - both theoretical and practical knowledge);

- Media informatics (computer network systems, social and cultural impacts).

Practice ...

In the course of practical training the Media Centre of the University provides the framework for students to learn the basics of electronic (television, radio), printed or online media. Another area of the practical training is available in various institutions like publishing houses or PR agencies, where students can spend a specific period of time taking part in professional practice programmes.

After the University ...

Students completed their studies acquire the "communication expert" qualification, which – among other things – enables them to take a job in the institutions of mass media, advertising agencies, opinion polls and market research companies, education and administration. Students preparing for academic careers can apply for doctoral studies in Communication and Culture (PhD) courses, which also belongs to the Department of Communication and Media Studies.