MA International Political Communication
Department of Journalism Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Our students see journalism’s bigger picture: freedom of expression, ethics and the globalisation of media, as well as digital reporting techniques. That’s why they become great journalists.
About the course
Course description 2017
This course offers a mix of academic and practical study that will give you theoretical insight and hands-on experience of political communication.
You’ll explore a range of issues related to the media and its relationship with political and public institutions within regional, national and international contexts.
You’ll gain hands-on experience of the communication of politics and an insight into the workings of political journalism. This course is great grounding for a career in public relations, political organisations, governmental and non-governmental bodies.
- Political Communication: journalism and democracy
- Global Issues in Political Communication
- Communicating with the Media
- Writing for the Media
- Research Methods
Examples of optional modules
A range including:
- Global Journalism
- Media and Public Communication in Japan
- Media, State and Society in China
- Censorship and the Media
- Ethics and Regulation
- The Media in Europe and its Neighbouring States
- News and Civil Society
- Journalism Politics and Public Debate
- Journalism in Britain
Teaching and assessment
We teach through lectures, seminars, workshops and research exercises. You’re assessed by essays, examinations and a dissertation.
- MA - 1 year full-time
- Postgraduate Diploma - 9 months full-time
A 2:1 degree, but we will consider mature students with relevant professional experience.
Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Good computing and word processing skills are desirable.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing, 6.0 in Listening and 6.0 in Speaking, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.