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Political Communication MSc/PgDip University of Glasgow

UK

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Course info

Summary

On this programme you will explore a variety of themes in areas related to mass media, politics and communication. You will seek to understand flows of information and their political consequences both domestically and internationally, across a diversity of platforms, structures, and systems.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This programme is designed for those who want to pursue a career in political communication, offering you a range of theoretical insights and analytical tools and skills that will be beneficial for a broad range of careers.
  • You will engage in discussions about the role of mass media and new media in society, the ways in which politicians and citizens use media, and the quality of public deliberation.
  • You will also explore themes such as the effects of media and communications on public opinion and public policy, the ways in which political parties communicate their messages, and how digital media shapes politics.
  • You will engage with a range of perspectives from political science and communications especially, but also psychology, sociology, computing science and big data analytics, and economics.
  • Our programme is unique in Scotland and one of few political communication programmes based in a Politics department in the UK, rather than in communications or media studies.
  • We have a diverse and vibrant student body with students from all over the world. You will share courses with students from other programmes in the school, which enriches the liveliness and breadth of experience for all. Like our students, research staff come from many different places.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit award during this course.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Our graduates have found opportunities across the globe, for example working with political parties, campaigns, charities, NGOs, civil service, journalism, business, academia, public relations, public affairs, national or local politics, and more. They are working in careers in Scotland, the UK, and beyond. This programme also helps prepare you to go on to PhD work in the field.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Political Communication MSc/PgDip.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£20,750.00 (21,28,425) per year

£13,833 fees for PgDip. International applicants are required to pay a deposit of £1000 when an offer is made. Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. Additional fees applicable.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

20-Sep-21

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in politics, law or related social science subject. We will consider applications from graduates from other fields, but you should submit a statement indicating why you are interested in changing fields or the connection to your previous study. We will also take relevant work experience into account. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): 6.5 with no sub-test under 6.0. ibTOEFL: 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.