Political Communication (MA)

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  • Objectives
    To offer knowledge and expertise for those working in political communications, political parties, government agencies and bodies, statutory and voluntary organisations and the mass media who wish to develop skills and knowledge.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements:

    Applicants should possess a higher education degree of at least lower second class honours (2:2), or a non-UK qualification recognised by the University as being equivalent to this. This requirement may be waived for candidates with relevant professional qualifications or experience.

    In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 7.0, or an equivalent English language qualification. However, applicants with an IELTS score of 6.5 will be considered provided they undertake and successfully complete the University’s eight-week pre-sessional English course.
  • Academic title
    Political Communication (MA)
  • Course description
    Course Description:

    Teaching will be by means of lectures, seminars, tutorials and small-group work. It will involve a number of different kinds of oral, written, individual and group forms of assessment. The taught component of the course amounts to 120 credits. Students complete this across two semesters (Autumn and Spring) from the end of September to the beginning of June. Students are then required to submit a dissertation at the end of August. The dissertation carries 60 credits.

    You will study the following areas:

        * Political Communication
        * Mediatised Conflict: The Politics of Conflict Reporting
        * Putting Research into Practice
        * International Communications and Journalism
        * Introduction to Political Communication

    Optional modules include: Media Law; New Media & Politics; Propaganda & the Reporting of Conflict; Reporting Business, Finance & Economics; Insurgency into the 21stCentury; Global Crisis Reporting; In the Editor’s Chair, International Relations for Journalists, Reporting Health and Science, and Development Communications.

    Special Features:

        * Taught by senior figures with high-level experience of political communications in practice and who have unrivalled knowledge of, and involvement in, the latest research and literature on this wide-ranging subject.
        * Full-time staff are supplemented by a very strong supporting cast of visiting experts from politics, the media and government.
        * Staff will bring both academic and practitioner skills to the teaching of the degree, providing both an in-depth academic study of the issues surrounding political communications and imparting the practical skills and techniques required by the political communicator.

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