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International Public and Political Communication MA

International Public and Political Communication MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Politics Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

As places on this course are in high demand, we will give preference to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements.

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.

We teach a deep critical understanding of key debates around the intersection of the media and public and political communication internationally. So this degree is a good route into PhD study as well as a solid foundation for careers in lobbying, journalism, public relations and more.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Communicating With The Media - Core
Media, Society and International Crises - Core
Introduction to Political Communication - Core
Research Methods - Core
Public and Political Campaigning - Core
Political Communication in Times of War, Crisis and Terrorism - Core
Comparative Perspectives of Public and Political Communication - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours 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. Overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.