MA Political Communication
(Award available for year: Master of Arts)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:- comprehend the depth and scope of political communication as a field enquiring the complex relationship between the media and modern politics;- show sophisticated understanding of the key debates in political communication and critically evaluate the validity of competing approaches;- critically reflect on the way and extent to which the media interact with, influence, and are influenced by political processes and institutions;- acquire the necessary research skills to carry out high-quality research on postgraduate level and apply them independently and creatively to specific research questions.- understand key innovations in the practice and study of political communication - communicate complex ideas effectively both to an academic and non-academic audience - demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of political communication in the design of a local campaign strategy - demonstrate additional expertise and an understanding of contemporary research, in one or more designated areas of the field
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations; - independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development; - critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
Achievement for the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the programme and will involve the achievement of the students in: - demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- evaluating received opinion; - make sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.