Taught course

International Public and Political Communication

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Journalism Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

To take one of our MA courses you must have one of the following:

  • A 2:1 undergraduate degree (we will consider a 2:2 if we are sufficiently impressed by your potential).
  • An alternative qualification approved by the University as degree equivalent.
  • Substantial previous work experience in a media-related role.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Messages and viewpoints are all around us at all times. Political parties, institutions, pressure groups, charities and NGOs shape messages to influence public opinion and policymakers. Join us on this degree and you’ll learn about media relations, political marketing and the scope and significance of political communication. You’ll develop skills in communicating with the media (including media training) and using different media outlets to promote ideas through advocacy and lobbying.

Our teaching offers a deep and critical understanding of key debates around the intersection of the media and public and political communication internationally. That’s why this degree offers a route into PhD study as well as a solid foundation for careers in lobbying, journalism, public relations and more.

Teaching
We teach through lectures, seminars, workshops and research exercises.

Assessment
You’re assessed by essays, examinations and a dissertation.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in writing, 6.0 in listening and 6.0 in speaking, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
journalism-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2500