Political Communication (MA)

Cardiff University the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Political Communication at Cardiff University

The MA Political Communication will deepen your understanding of political communication in national and international contexts and, where relevant, your skills in this field.

You will:

  • Explore the political content of the mass media
  • Deepen academic and practical understanding of the actors and agencies involved in the production of political news and information
  • Examine the impact of media coverage of politics on audiences
  • Explore the interaction between media systems and political systems including government media policy, censorship, regulation and ownership
  • Be equipped with the research and study skills necessary to carry out project-based professional and academic research
  • Enhance academic skills and knowledge in preparation for further academic study
  • Develop basic skills in political communications practice

The course explores the rapidly evolving role of communication in political life, both nationally and internationally, and examines how changes such as the increasing importance of new online and social media platforms, image-based politics, and the globalisation of media are shaping politics.

MA Political Communication looks at the influence of actors in the political communications process, including politicians, journalists and citizens by drawing on cutting edge research and case studies.

This course is suitable for those interested in an advanced academic study of political communication or a career in political communication, as well as those already working in political communication, political parties, government agencies and bodies, statutory and voluntary organisations and the mass media.

It is also suitable for people looking to undertake PhD research in political communication.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements for this course

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