Corvinus University of Budapest

MA Communication and Media Studies

Social, strategic, and new media communication. Learn to create and manage successful worldwide campaigns and digital portfolios. Programme Information

Programme Information

Our MA in Communication and Media Studies will develop you into a communication and media expert.

You will hone essential soft skills (including presentation, persuasion and communication skills). You will also become a communications strategist and leader – capable of managing teams, projects, campaigns and organisations. Our graduates progress to careers in public relations (PR), media and marketing/communication roles in various organisations and sectors.

You will gain a deep understanding of interpersonal, social, strategic (planned) and new media communication, managing media and planning creative campaigns.
You will get acquainted with various concepts and theories through our student-centred, project-based teaching methods – making your learning experience more impactful, exciting and practical.

Our experienced professors blend academic and professional expertise to provide you with the tools and understanding necessary to advance in your career as a communication expert. From psychology to digital publics, you will better grasp how communication works and how to utilise your new skills to get the best possible outcomes!

Another unique benefit of studying Communications and Media in Budapest at Corvinus is the highly international environment and community. You will meet people from all over the world on our programme. Budapest also offers exceptional employment opportunities. There are 150+ international companies with offices here, and the city is also a filmmaking hub. Plenty of Hollywood A-list actors and directors have shot films ‘ ‘you’ve seen in Budapest!

This programme is a natural fit for students with an academic background in communications, media, PR or marketing. However, we accept graduates from an array of disciplines including liberal arts, economic sciences, law, IT, arts, communication and social sciences (provided you meet the compulsory credit requirements stated below).

Programme name: Communication and Media Studies
Programme award: Master, MA

ECTS: 120
Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
Teaching hours: 10-16 hours/week
Includes internship: Compulsory (90 hours)
Start date: September 2024

Tuition fees (EEA): 990 000 HUF per semester
Total tuition fees (EEA): 3 960 000 HUF 
Tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 3 300 per semester
Total tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 13 200

What will you study:

Core Modules

Year 1

1. Media Systems and Media Policies

2. Media Communication

3. Organisational Communication

4. Persuasive Communication and Rhetoric

Year 2

1. Creative Visuality

2. Public Relations and Marketing Communication Design

3. Media Strategy

4. Methods in Communication Training and Counselling

* The above is not an exhaustive list. The Corvinus University of Budapest reserves the right to change modules.


There are two remarkable scholarship opportunities available to Non-EU international students:

• Stipendium Hungaricum (for non-EU nationals from >70 countries)
• Diaspora scholarships (for international students with Hungarian ancestry).

Both scholarships entitle you to:

• Free tuition for the duration of your studies
• 43,700 HUF (c. €120) per month for the duration of your studies (for living costs)
• University accommodation or an additional 40,000 HUF (c. €110) per month for the duration of your studies (accommodation allowance)
• Medical insurance.

Eligibility requirements apply, so please click on “Scholarship opportunities” for more information.

Note: there are three ways to apply to Corvinus as an international student:

  1. Self-funded route (available for all applicants)
  2. Stipendium Hungaricum route – non-EU applicants only, further restrictions apply
  3. Diaspora scholarship route – non-EU nationals with Hungarian heritage only, further restrictions apply
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Application Requirements

• Completed bachelor/undergraduate degree

• GRE, GMAT, NMAT exams

• Meet minimum credit requirement

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Credit requirements

In Hungary, there are legal pre-requisite credit requirements to study graduate programmes.

Please make sure you meet the minimum requirements for this programme before applying.

The minimum number of credits for admittance into the Master’s programme based on previous studies is 30, from the fields of network communication, economics and management, HR, cultural anthropology, cultural science, communication, marketing, media studies, media culture, media literacy, work psychology, introduction to intercultural studies, art and art communication, linguistic sciences, international communication, special media studies, sociology, social psychology, and PR.

Tip: to quickly calculate your credits in ECTS, divide learning hours by 30!

Learning hours should be formally described, but can be constituted of classroom hours, private study and assessment.

I welcome you to this information page about the Communication and Media Studies MA programme at the Corvinus University of Budapest! The University provides this two-year (four-semester) programme in English and Hungarian. Communication and media are crucial in our contemporary world and will be increasingly important in the future. Thus, communication and media professionals will undoubtedly find a highly appreciated career and vocation within a short time after graduation. Our programme provides the necessary skills, knowledge, and experiences for that career path. I hope to see you soon in September as a  ‘Master’s student at our University.

Corvinus University of Budapest

Dr. Antal Szántay
Programme Director

Accreditations and Rankings

#400-450 for Social Sciences and Management

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What our students think

Maria Trofimenko

The diversity of modules studied, combined with meeting students from all over the world, really broadened my thinking. The projects and assignments we do during the course taught me a lot about communication and marketing – not just in theory but also in practice. We can gain the skills that employers are looking for. As postgraduate students, that allows us to develop key competencies needed in the modern business environment

Career opportunities

Our graduates progress to roles including Media Researcher, Communication Expert, Public Relations (PR) Manager, Publishing Manager, Marketing Specialist

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