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MA - Social Media and Political Communication


Loughborough University Communication and Media

Full time October MA 1 year full-time

About the course

On this exciting and unique master’s programme you will gain advanced knowledge of how social media shape how political power is exercised in today’s turbulent world. The curriculum blends world-leading scholarly research with case study analyses of how political communication works in the real world.

The digital age has produced some of the most remarkable developments in modern history. The Arab Spring, Occupy, Brexit, the #MeToo movement, the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, the growth of online misinformation and automated propaganda, fierce debates over online "filter bubbles" and fake news, the resurgence of the populist right and a new populist left, the growth of online hate speech, mass microtargeting of political messages via email and social media, and

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in the social sciences or humanities.

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

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