BACommunication and Media Studies
|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Bachelor, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||6 semesters|
|Course code||Social Science|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo - Kinshasa, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, India, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, State of Palestine, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen.
B2 (IELTS 5.5)
Please note that all applicants need to participate in an online admission interview. During this interview, you’ll need to prove your language skills and the admission committee will make their admission decision based on this. If you don’t reach the necessary language level, you won’t be granted admission even if you have a previously obtained language certificate.
The aim of this programme, recognised by Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), is to train communications professionals who understand the full spectrum of the media market, with special emphasis on the principles and practices of news and programming and the tools of digital communications in the functioning and institutional systems of both the private sector and public administration. Graduates will not only possess the most advanced theoretical knowledge with respect to new media (web 2.0), e-communications, and digitization but will also able to apply those skills to their respective work situations.
If you choose this programme….
Our Communication and Media Studies graduates will be able to:
- Understand and use all elements of social media, e-communication and digitalization,
- Know and understand the operational mechanisms of social phenomena and their sub-systems examined by communication and media studies,
- Know the most important factors of the social, structural, economic and political processes determining the field of communications and media,
- Confidently manage print and digital literature resources, social science and media research databases and the tools for their operation and effectively process new knowledge in their field.
We do not offer specializations in the programme, but given the institutional specifics of BBS, we place special emphasis on business knowledge and international communications. For students of this major, we offer personalized talent management, which also helps in professional career building. Our media studio is suitable for 21st century education, equipped with all the necessary tools and software utilized in the industry today.
1. Secondary school leaving certificate
2. B2 English language knowledge, proved by internationally accepted language examination system (e.g.: IELTS, TOEFL, WAEC, etc.) and interview performance
3. Transcript of secondary school studies
The entrace exam consists of two parts. On one hand, the applicants’ previous studies are evaluated (based on the transcripts and the final secondary certificate/high school diploma), motivation letter and any additional documents are checked as well. On the other hand, applicants need to participate in an online admission interview. During this interview applicants need to prove their English language skills and also their suitability for their chosen program.
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Basic knowledge of the social sciences: Basic legal and administrative knowledge, economics, European history and culture, political science, stylistics and creative writing
Professional knowledge: Communication theory, semiotics and visual communication, inter-cultural communication, communication and media law, media, media economics, media and politics, network communication, marketing communication, PR and reputation management, globalization and multiculturalism, news and programming, integrated organizational communication, international digital communication, international negotiation techniques
In addition to the above, it is also possible to acquire a high level of professional language skills throughout the course of this program.
Our BA Communications and Media Science academic programme became the first academic programme in Central and Eastern Europe to be recognised by the CIPR, recognising the quality of the content and the delivery.
Our graduates will be able to work in positions ranging from the PR and communication departments of multinational companies to communication specialists of government agencies, as journalists and experts in online and print media, as well as radio and TV editors and broadcasters. Employers looking for professionals in the labour market are happy to choose our graduates because they have useful, practical skills in addition to theoretical knowledge. Our graduates can also stand on their own in the areas of public information, information analysis and planning and event management.
Current and prospective students of the BA Communications and Media Science programme of BBS FIMB, regardless whether they study in Hungarian or in English, can refer to this quality seal when applying for jobs in the field of communications and media worldwide, as an evidence of studying on a programme meeting the expectations of the profession and industry. Our students and graduates can become individual members of CIPR (subject to application fees / grades) and have access to a variety of benefits: professional materials, trainings, certification programmes, networking opportunities and professional events.