Masters degrees in Internal Communications equip postgraduates with advanced knowledge of communication strategies, for the management of businesses and other organisations.
Taught MA and MSc programmes are typical for this field of study. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Business or Communication Studies. Work experience, such as a year in industry, is an essential requirement for some programmes.
Courses in this field are usually highly vocational, with many offering you the opportunity to gain accreditation from a number of professional bodies.
A Masters in Internal Communications will typically explore the theory and practise of techniques such as HR (human resources) management, knowledge management (legislation and staff training) and change strategy.
Training will include analysis of organisational strategy for businesses and organisations in the public and private sectors across various industries. For example, you may opt to focus your studies on charities, corporate business, commercial and retail organisations, or international trading.
Careers are therefore highly varied. As well as internal management of organisations, you could explore roles in public relations, marketing and publishing, or even specialist communications services within government agencies.