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Department of Journalism Studies
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield, England S10 2TN
MA International Political Communication
The MA in International Political Communication offers a mix of academic and practical study that will enable students to gain theoretical insight and hands-on experience of political communication. The MA explores a range of issues related to the media and its relationship with political and public institutions within regional, national and international contexts. Students on the course will engage in debates about the public sphere and the mechanisms and processes of political communication as well as getting hands-on experience of the communication of politics and an insight into the workings of political journalism.
Who should take this course?
This course is intended for individuals who wish to go on to do MPhil or PhD research in Political Communications or for people who wish to move into a career in political or public communications. Former students of the course have gone on to do a range of things from studying for research degrees to working in political marketing, lobbying, public relations, journalism and political campaigning.
The course is built around a number of complementary strands:
Specific academic modules which introduce students to the structures and processes of international political communication as well as a range of relevant critical perspectives
Subject specific research training
Practical training in communicating with the media and writing for the media
Specialist study in a range of areas allied with political communication and journalism studies
The MA culminates in a dissertation project on a topic of individual choice
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
In State Tuition (per year): 12560 GBP