The standard period of study of the consecutive Master's program is 4 semesters. The study should therefore be completed within these 4 semesters. However, it is possible to study up to 6 semesters without having to apply for an extension.
Within the framework of the Master's program, 120 credit points (LP) must be earned, whereby 1 LP corresponds to approx. 25-30 working hours.
The 120 credit points are made up of the following achievements:
In the Master's programs
it is possible to start your studies in both the winter and summer semester.
Applications for admission to the Master's program must be submitted by July 1 for the following winter semester and by January 15 for the following summer semester.
In the Master's program in General and Comparative Media Studies, admission to the program is only possible in the winter semester. Applications for admission to the Master's program must be submitted by July 1.
The prerequisite for admission to the Master's programs of the I:IMSK is proof of certain subject-specific qualifications. These qualification requirements are specified in the respective Master examination regulations under § 4.
After receipt of a notice of admission to the Master's program, you can enroll within the enrollment deadlines. All information regarding enrollment can be found here on the website of the Student Office.
In order to enable bachelor students to transfer to the master's program without any loss of time, preliminary admission to the master's program is possible in all master's programs of I:IMSK.
In order to be provisionally admitted to the Master's program, students have to prove that they have achieved 150 LPs (and in some cases a certain average grade) in their previous studies. The degree certificate must then be submitted by the end of the second semester. Further information can also be found in § 4 of the Master Examination Regulations.
The respective Master's examination regulations are the central, legally binding document in which you will find all important information about the program, e.g:
As a rule, the latest version of the Master's examination regulations adopted prior to commencement of studies is valid for students.
Credit points (LP) are awarded in the course of study after successful completion of modules. A module always consists of at least two courses and can usually be completed within 1-2 semesters.
The name of the modules is always composed of an abbreviation for the course of study (e.g. "MEI" for Media Informatics), the abbreviation "M" (for "module") and a number (e.g. 30), such as MEI-M30.
Information about which courses must be completed in the individual modules and how many LPs are awarded after successful completion of a module can be found in the module descriptions of the Master's programs. These also provide a detailed overview of the course contents and the qualifications sought in the course of study. Before applying for a study program, it is therefore essential to consult the module descriptions in order to match your expectations of the study contents with the intended curriculum!
Information about which modules must be completed as part of the Master's program can be found in the respective Master's examination regulations.
If you have any questions regarding the study program, you can contact the study program coordination or the study counseling of the I:IMSK at any time personally, by email or by phone.
The contact details of the study advisors of the I:IMSK can be found here.