The Bologna Process of German’s Media and Communication Studies

Yoseph Bambang Wiratmojo


Internationalization of the higher education system through the Bologna Process in German’s media and communication studies is on progress; all higher education institutions were chosen as the samples in this research had the same opinion that international student’s mobility in term of the Bologna Process was the most important variable to create international cooperation with other universities. Providing more courses in English also became their main concern to attract international students come their academic life. The implementation of the new curricula model, bachelor and masters, was considered more transparent and clearer in the structure and content than the Diplom and Magister models. Nevertheless, the compatible and comparable qualification principle of bachelor and masters structure brought also dilemma that some of the content of media and communication studies had to be adjusted considering the workload and study period that is different from the old curricula systems. The bachelor and masters structure caused apprehension that the bachelor graduates would prefer to work in industries than return to campus to pursue higher degree. This research was based on content analysis of curricula documents and interview transcription of some representative of HEI in media and communication studies.


internationalization, the Bologna Process, curricula, media and communication studies

Full Text:



Akker, J.J.H. van den. 2003. Curriculum perspectives: an introduction. In J. van den Akker, W. Kuiper & U. Hameyer (Eds.). Curriculum landscape and trends. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Berelson, Bernard. 1971. Content Analysis in Communication Research. New York: Hafner. 13-57.

Bologna Secretariat. 2007. Bologna Process and European Higher Education Area. Available:

bologna/. Last accessed 4 April 2008.

de Wit, Hans. 2002. Internationalization of Higher Education in the United States of America and Europe. Westport: Greenwood. 3-233. Der Spiegel (18/2008). Die StudentenFabrik. 56-69.

Institut für Journalistik und Kommunikationsforschüng. Available: Last accessed 29 November 2008.

Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Available: Last accessed 29 November 2008

Knoke, Mareike . (5 March2007). GRATULATION MIT GRABREDE: Happy Birthday, Magister!. Available:, 518,468934,00.html. Last accessed 9 April 2008.

Kommunikationwissenschaft, Universität Erfurt. Available: Last accessed 29

November 2008

Masterstudiengang Politische Kommunikation. Available: Last accessed 29 November 2008.

Reitze, Helmult (Hrg). 2007. Media Perspektiven, Basisdaten. Frankfurt: Media Perspektiven. 4-92.

medienstudienfuehrer. 2008. Medienstudienfuehrer. Available: Last accessed 16 July 2008.

Middleton, Iain., McConnel, Mike., Davidson, Grant. 1999. Presenting a Model for to the Structure and Content of a University World

Wide Website. Journal of Information Science. 25 (3), 219-227.

Rang, Marion., Rühl, Oliver., Heinz, Mark. 2007. Arbeitsmarkt Kompakt 2007: Medien- und Kreativberufe. Bonn: Bundesagentur für Arbeit. 1-36.

Rischke, Melanie. 2005. Internationalisierung: Es hält sich in Grenzen. AVISO. 40 (1), 12-13

Rössler, Patrick. 2002. Konsekutive Studienmodelle auf dem Vormarch. AVISO. 31 (1), 22-23.

------------------- . 2004. Trotz Überlast: Nachfrage Ungebrochen. AVISO. 36 (1), 19-21.

-------------------- . 2007. Inszwieschen Standard. AVISO. 45 (1), 12-13.

Schulz, Wolfgang. Scheuer, Alexander. 2005. Media System of Germany. Hamburg: Hans Bredow Institute and Institute of European Media

Law. 1-20.

The Langenscheidt Dictionary e-Grosswörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache 4.0

Walser, Joerg. 2008. University Ranking: Media- and Communicational Science, Journalism. Available: Last accessed 15 May 2008.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Jurnal ASPIKOM indexed by:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License