Developing knowledge and skills to support positive change through communication
This Masters programme:
builds a critical understanding of innovation and communication theory in the diverse contexts of international and local development
strengthens professional competence in the design, planning and management of information and knowledge interventions
provides a focus on practical application of new knowledge and skills to support innovation and change
Core modules (70 credits)
- Perspectives on Development
- Research and Study Skills for Independent Learning
- Poverty, Inequality and Livelihoods
-Concepts and Practices of Communication *
* Composed of:
- Principles of Communication Design for Development
- Communication and Innovation in Development
Students select a further 50 credits from a wide range of taught modules and undertake a 60 credit dissertation. Please view the module list for suggested optional modules - https://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/apd/Module_List_2015.pdf
In some circumstances, students may be eligible to take a Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate. Please view the Communication for Development brochure (https://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/apd/apd_pg_brochureCID.pdf
) and programme specification (http://www.reading.ac.uk/progspecs/specifications.aspx?type=PGS&year=2014&id=APD
) for further information about this course or contact the programme director, Dr Sarah Cardey - https://www.reading.ac.uk/apd/staff/s-p-cardey.aspx
Why study Communication for Development...
'Apart from the interesting, broad and innovative content of the modules, for me, it was the people that made my studies at GIIDAE such a positive experience. Meeting fellow students from all over the world, among them wonderful personalities who had rich and valuable experiences they shared during lectures, widened my horizon and increased my interest in working all over the world. On the other hand, the inspiring figures among the GIIDAE staff, their support and helpfulness in every regard made it easy for me to settle into Reading, the School and contributed to my personal development.'
Janine Baudach, MSc Communication for Development 2011-12.
'The MSc Communication for Innovation and Development provides a really good grounding in communication development theory and practice. I come from a communications and campaigns background working for UK based development and fair trade organisations and am interested in moving into the field of 'communication for development'. The course provides an excellent mix of communication theory and practical exercises to increase understanding of the field and develop communication design skills. I particularly valued contributions from experienced practitioners working in various communications for development disciplines.'
Julia Powell, MSc Communication for Development 2010-2012.
'The blend of theory with practice has enhanced, even changed, my view of how communication for development should be carried out. I can firmly say that I am now very well equipped to make the necessary changes to the communication approaches adopted by my organisation when I return to work, so the desired developmental goals can be achieved more rapidly.'
Susanna Alo, MSc Communication for Development 2010-11.
How to apply
Please visit our page with information about the application process such as how and when to apply - https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/Study/study-pg.aspx
Please note this programme may be subject to change from the above.
You are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you also be eligible to apply.