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Department of Communication and Media Research

Welcome at IKMZ

You have made an excellent choice. The Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) is one of the largest and well recognized communication science departments in Europe.

Communication science has become a leading discipline. Many political, economic and cultural processes are fundamentally based on communication. From a social science perspective, we study the individual, social, organizational and societal conditions and effects of communication performances. In our Bachelor and Master programs, we teach the full breadth of the discipline and focus on topics that are currently being researched at our department and debated in society.

Our teaching is of high didactic quality, but also expects from students to show initiative and a willingness to perform. We emphasize relevance and topicality, constantly modernize our study programs and promote exchange semesters at partner universities. Our teaching aims to promote critical and independent thinking, to impart key analytical and methodological skills, and to make our graduates sought-after candidates in a wide range of industries of the employment market.

We hope you enjoy your studies with us!

Welcome of the Study Program Director [German, Eng. subtitles]

Prof. Dr. Mark Eisenegger welcomes you at the IKMZ and gives you a brief overview over our institute. (English subtitles available)

Study programs at IKMZ [German]

In this video you will learn what programs IKMZ has to offer and how they differ from each other.

Information on programs [German]

For more information on the different programs have a look at this video.

Useful information on the website [German]

This video will help you to find your way on our website.

Module catalogue and booking [German]

Information and useful tips on module booking and navigating through the module catalogue can be found in this video.

Important note: Starting from the fall semester 2022, a new module booking system is introduced. You can find more videos on this topic here.

Studying Internet & Society [English]

This video includes useful information for students in the masterprogram Internet & society.

Library [German with Eng. subtitles]

The library at the Andreasstrasse contains interesting and useful literature for all our students. In this video you will learn how to make use of the offer. (Subtitles in english are available for this video)

Studying abroad [English]

Students who would like to study a semester abroad will find useful information in this video.

Student Association [German]

The student association presents itself and the many tasks and events they are resposible for.

Weiterführende Informationen

The next wecome events will take place in september 2022.


Information event Minor programs BA & MA:

15. September, 9:30-10:15 a.m.



Information event Major programs BA & MA:

15. September, 11:00-12:00 a.m.



Meet & Greet IKMZ:

15. September, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zürich)

Please register here.

Guidebook for first semester students

The student association of the UZH (VSUZH) composed a helpful guide book for first semester students.