The Journalism of Technology bachelor’s degree programme at Nuremberg Tech teaches students both journalistic and technical expertise to enable graduates to qualify for careers in editing specialist media, specialist roles in mass media, or roles in the public relations departments of technology companies and associations.

The degree programme provides a solid foundation in journalism and the basics of engineering science, career-oriented training in print/online/radio/TV journalism, a basic introduction to the demands imposed by technology and society, and career-oriented training in the field of public relations/public affairs and technology-based market communication.

Degree
Bachelor of Arts
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
no
A subject-specific degree programme test is compulsory for the application. The result will not impact your admission. (page in German)
Subject distribution
Special features
  • The Journalism of Technology degree programme began in winter 2009 and is the only one of its kind in southern Germany.
  • The degree programme has been recognized with the MedienCampus Bayern quality seal and is accredited by ACQUIN. The Journalism of Technology bachelor’s degree programme is described as “innovative” and the content as “highly future-oriented”, and its inclusion of technological impact assessments and innovative communication has been highlighted as being the “unique feature of the degree programme”.
Interesting numbers and statistics

There are currently more than 350 students enrolled in the degree programme; so far, there have been well over 100 enrolments each winter semester; during the last winter semester, 61% of the students enrolled were female

Testimonials: This is how our students rate the degree programme on StudyCheck (in German)

Admission semester
Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 Nov 2021 - 15 Jan 2022)
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2022 to 15.08.2022
Faculty
Applied Mathematics, Physics and General Studies
Accreditation

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

For this bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the programme. There are also various personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements

  • General admission requirements (e.g. Abitur, vocational qualification or foreign educational certificate)

  • Compulsory participation in the subject-specific degree programme test (page in German - test result is not relevant for admission, but is solely intended as a means of self-assessment so that you can make the right decision about your course of study)

  • Required language certificates:

    The language of instruction in this degree programme is German. Applicants with a different native language who do not hold a German bachelor’s degree and have not completed a German-language education at a higher education institution must provide one of the following certificates:

    • German Language Examination for University Admission for foreign applicants (DSH level 2)

    • Test of German as a Foreign Language with above-average results (TestDaF; level 4 or higher in all 4 parts of the examination)
    • Telc German C1 University

    Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Curiosity and interest in research, interviews, and writing copy
  • Interest in scientific and technical aspects and relationships

Common stumbling blocks

Since a foundation in engineering is given equal weight alongside practice-oriented journalistic training, prospective students should preferably have at least satisfactory grades in German, mathematics and physics at secondary school level.

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

Are you unsure whether Journalism of Technology is the right degree programme for you? Nuremberg Tech offers you a range of services to help you find out exactly that.

Inside view from students

Studi-Talks: Ask those in the know! (in German)

Testimonials at www.studycheck.de (in German)

Test

You can check directly online whether this degree programme fits your skills and interests.

Trial lectures

Attend our trial lectures in the Journalism of Technology degree programme. You can get a first impression of a lecture in this degree programme and experience the atmosphere at our university live.

Trial lectures (in German)

Student Counseling Portal

Would you prefer to get information and advice anonymously, online and independently of office hours?

Student Counseling Portal (in German)

Student Counseling Service

Are you looking for individual advice and support for your orientation and choice of degree programme? Then you are welcome to contact our team at the Student Counseling Service.

Student Counseling Service

Would you prefer to receive advice directly from students? Our student guides will be happy to answer your questions.

Studi-Talks: Ask those in the know! (in German)

Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about the content of individual subjects? Then the Faculty Advisor is your next port of call.