Taught course

Political Communication

Institution
Dublin City University · Faculty Of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have an honours primary degree or equivalent (2:2) but appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may be accepted as equivalent to an honours degree in accordance with the relevant regulations of the University. Interviews may be held.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme examines the rapidly changing relationship between the media, politics and the public, and considers how their overlapping relations influence democracy and the distribution of power.

You should apply for this programme if you are interested in media coverage of politics, the role of spin, agenda-setting, public relations, political advertising and new media.

You will work with leading academics in the areas of political communication, political science and journalism studies. You will also be exposed to a range of senior influential guest lecturers.

Core modules include:

  • Political Communications
  • Concepts and Issues
  • Media and Politics in Ireland
  • Public Relations
  • Theories of Communications
  • Research Methods
  • Communication Policy.

Optional modules include:

  • Social Media and Democracy
  • Political Economy of the Media

Content will be attractive to recent graduates and also those seeking to develop a critical perspective on an existing career.

Information for international students

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Fees and funding

International students
Please see our website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Declan Fahy
Email
declan.fahy@dcu.ie
Phone
+353 (01) 7007027