Communication for Development (MSc)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 7360 per year

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15650 per year

All study options

About Communication for Development at University of Reading

Developing knowledge and skills to support positive change through communication.

Rapid changes in the communication landscape – technologies, communication processes, and communication opportunities – offer new ways to understand and improve livelihoods, poverty reduction, and governance. Understanding how communication can support individual and social change can lead to more effective and dynamic development practice.

Practical applications of communication and development are diverse: they include extension and advisory services, communication and climate change risk reduction, communicating about health challenges, and communication to reduce food insecurity. As issues such as food security, challenging inequalities, supporting the role of agriculture, and addressing climate change challenges are of increasing important on the global development agenda, so too is the role of communication in facilitating, driving, and enabling change.

This master's 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.

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 awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7360 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15650 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2018/19 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants.

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)

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