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MSc/PgDip/PgCert Political Communications and Public Affairs


Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

Full time & Part time September, January PGCert, MSc, PGDip Full-time: 1 year OR Part-time: 2-7 years

About the course

This course focuses on the intersection of communication, media, and politics as the area of knowledge fundamental for communicators working across public, private and third-sector organizations as well as a range of economic, social or cultural sectors. Students will develop communication expertise that combines strategic communication with an understanding of policy communication in the contemporary media landscape. The course offers relevant theoretical knowledge and strong vocational skills development for students who wish to enter careers in public affairs, policy communication, campaigning, or advocacy jobs.

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Entry Requirements

Students will normally possess an honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area (e.g. arts, humanities or social sciences). Students without an honours degree may be admitted (subject to interview) to the course if they have other relevant qualifications and appropriate work experience.

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.


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