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  Political Communication - MA


University of Leeds    School of Media and Communication

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Communication & Media Studies (7) Politics & Government (30)

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Are you fascinated by the complex relationship between politicians, mass media, and citizens? If so, our MA in Political Communication is the perfect programme for you. This interdisciplinary course delves into the context and production of political journalism and communication. You'll explore the ethics and power dynamics at play in political communication worldwide, and critically examine media freedom and the responsibilities of journalists. Tailor the course to suit your interests with optional modules on topics like digital media, climate communication, and arts activism. With a 2:1 bachelor's degree in politics, media, or communication studies, or relevant professional experience, you can embark on this exciting journey.

About the course

Modern democracies are increasingly shaped by the relationships between politicians, mass media and citizens. This interdisciplinary course applies ideas from a range of approaches to give you an insight into the context and production of political journalism and communication.

Core modules will introduce you to political communication in established and emerging democracies worldwide, critically exploring the ethics and power dynamics at play. You’ll ask questions around media freedom, the responsibilities of journalists, the impact of emerging technologies and whether elections really are decided on TV.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in one of the following: a (theory focused) media-related course, communication studies, politics or sociology. Applications from those with degrees in other subjects may be considered on an individual basis.

Relevant professional experience will also be considered. We may request additional documentation to inform our decision.

Please note that meeting the entry requirements of this course doesn't guarantee an offer of a place.


Fees

UK: £12,000 (Total)
International: £27,250 (Total)

 Course Content

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Leeds

Student Profile

Florence Henry

"My favourite aspect of the course though was the vocational assignments which I took part in. For instance, I made a 10-year communications plan for the Green Party of England and Wales and it was really interesting to apply the theory I had learnt in the classroom to a real-life context. It was also a great talking point when applying to graduate jobs."

Scholarships

The School of Media and Communication offers scholarships for Masters applicants who we consider to have an excellent academic record.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition fee waiver

Eligibility

Hold an offer for an MA course at the School of Media and Communication starting in 2020 and hold a UK or EU passport.

Application Procedure

Download and complete the scholarship application form from the website and email to mediapg@leeds.ac.uk.

Deadline to apply: 30 June 2020, 4pm for UK/EU applicants.


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The School of Media and Communication offers scholarships for Masters applicants who we consider to have an excellent academic record.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Half tuition fee waiver

Eligibility

Hold an offer for an MA course at the School of Media and Communication starting in 2020 and hold a non-UK or -EU passport.

Application Procedure

Download and complete the scholarship application form from the website and email to mediapg@leeds.ac.uk.

Deadline to apply: 31 March 2020, 4pm for international applicants.


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See all of our available scholarships.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Varying.

Eligibility

Dependent on scholarship.

Application Procedure

Variable.


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