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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.

Studying abroad [English]

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

Student Association

The Communication Student Association represents the interests of all students at the IKMZ as well at the University of Zurich (UZH). Furthermore, the FVcom organises events (company tours, graduation celebration, parties, alumni talks,...) for the students. Learn more about upcoming events on our insta: fachverein_com.

You want to know more about the FVcom? Visit our website!

You want to become a member and get actively involved? Get in touch with us via mail:


Weiterführende Informationen

Guidebook for first semester students

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