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This course explores the rapidly evolving role of communication in political life, both nationally and internationally, and examines how changes, including the increasing importance of ‘spin doctors’, image-based politics, the 24-hour news cycle and the globalisation of media, are shaping politics.
MA Political Communication will deepen your understanding of political communication in national and international contexts and, where relevant, your skills in this field.
You’ll explore the political content of the mass media and deepen your academic and practical understanding of the actors and agencies involved in the production of political news and information
The course examines the impact of media coverage of politics on audiences and explores the interaction between media systems and political systems including government media policy, censorship, regulation and ownership
You’ll be equipped with the research and study skills necessary to carry out project-based professional and academic research.
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.