The Master Degree "Applied Cognitive Science and Media Research" at the University of Duisburg-Essen is an interdisciplinary course, which is offered since the year 2000. Due to the diffusion of interactive media and internet applications among all parts of the society and economy, it is necessary to teach students a wide range of different competences and skills, which exceed the scope of monodisciplinary courses. To achieve this goal the program provides a variety of topics and methods which facilitate a smooth and successful human-computer interaction.
While the Bachelor Program aims at a preparation for the professional field, the Master Program aims at the consolidation of the scientific competences. The teaching approach is based on an innovative university didactic concept: in interdisciplinary practical projects during the Bachelor Program, the students are able to improve both their scientific and soft skills including team orientation, project management and presentation skills. During the Master program the students are part of student research groups which plan, implement and finalize entire research projects, which improves the scientific competences of the students. During the completion of their Master the students can chose among three study foci: computer science, psycology and professional communication and social media.
The Research Group "Professional Communication in Electronic Media / Social Media" is in charge of the study focus "professional communication and social media" and offers the following seminars:
- Business Communication
- Digital Enterprise
- Internet Research
- Digital Society
- International scope
- Student projects with industry partners
- Solid scientific and methodological education
- Future-oriented research foci
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