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MA Political Communication

Programme code:MA-COMM/PCUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Stephen Coleman Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Media and Communication

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Programme specification:

The MA in Political Communication pursues an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, including not only the experience of established democracies like Britain, Western Europe and the US, but also the particular problems of political communication in emerging democracies and the developing world. Particular attention is paid to innovatory forms of political communication and students will be expected to apply these in the design of a political campaign.

The MA in Political Communication provides cutting-edge competencies for a career in political public relations, political journalism and related fields. It is also an ideal foundation course for students who want to pursue an academic career in political communication and related subjects.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

COMM5600MDissertation and Research Methods60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
COMM5601MInnovations in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5615MKeywords in Political Communication30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

COMM5005MContemporary Debates in Media and Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5705MIdentity and Culture30 creditsNot running in 202425
COMM5801MUrban Narratives30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 0 - 30 credits from the following optional modules or may take a 30 credit discovery module if it can be timetabled:

COMM5120MGender and Media Histories: Feminist Methods30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5160MCritical Studies in Visual Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5550MPopular Music and Society30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5796MClimate Communication30 creditsNot running in 202425
COMM5866MGlobal migration, ‘race’ and media30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:

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