The American University of Paris Featured Masters Courses
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
Long Island University Featured Masters Courses
University of Bristol Featured Masters Courses
University of Portsmouth Featured Masters Courses

Course content

This course explores the rapidly evolving role of communication in political life, both nationally and internationally, and examines how changes, including the increasing importance of ‘spin doctors’, image-based politics, the 24-hour news cycle and the globalisation of media, are shaping politics.

Overview

The MA Political Communication will deepen your understanding of political communication in national and international contexts and, where relevant, your skills in this field.

You will:

  • Explore the political content of the mass media
  • Deepen academic and practical understanding of the actors and agencies involved in the production of political news and information
  • Examine the impact of media coverage of politics on audiences
  • Explore the interaction between media systems and political systems including government media policy, censorship, regulation and ownership
  • Be equipped with the research and study skills necessary to carry out project-based professional and academic research
  • Enhance academic skills and knowledge in preparation for further academic study
  • Develop basic skills in political communications practice

The course explores the rapidly evolving role of communication in political life, both nationally and internationally, and examines how changes such as the increasing importance of new online and social media platforms, image-based politics, and the globalisation of media are shaping politics.

MA Political Communication looks at the influence of actors in the political communications process, including politicians, journalists and citizens by drawing on cutting edge research and case studies.

This course is suitable for those interested in an advanced academic study of political communication or a career in political communication, as well as those already working in political communication, political parties, government agencies and bodies, statutory and voluntary organisations and the mass media.

It is also suitable for people looking to undertake PhD research in political communication.

Distinctive features

Studying MA Political Communication will increase your ability to undertake rigorous analytical work, be capable of producing well researched essays, assignments and dissertations to deadline, and you will have refined and improved your practical political communications skills.

Learning and assessment

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures and seminars, which complement the academic nature of the course.

How will I be supported?

You will be allocated a Personal Tutor, for help and support with academic and pastoral needs, who is available when needed to discuss progress, provide advice and guidance.

You will be supported by the Student Support services in the school and through wider university resources.

You will have regular tutorials with programme directors/personal tutors as well as the opportunity to meet with module co-ordinators on request.

Career prospects

Graduates of this course are employed in a range of occupations, such as campaign and press officers, researchers for political parties and institutions, business management leaders, political consultants, international conference and seminar coordinators and PR officers.

Several graduates have also undertaken PhDs in Political Communication.


Visit the Political Communication - MA page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...


Enquire About This Course

Recipient: Cardiff University

* required field

Please correct the errors indicated below to send your enquiry


Your enquiry has been emailed successfully





FindAMasters. Copyright 2005-2018
All rights reserved.

Let us know you agree to cookies

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By continuing, we'll assume that you're happy to receive all cookies on this website. To read our privacy policy click here

Ok