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MSc/PGDip Political Communication

University of Glasgow

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.

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Modules

  • MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY
  • POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNICATION
  • RESEARCH DESIGN
  • QUALITATIVE METHODS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES OR QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS.
  • CHINA'S INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
  • CHINESE POLITICS AND SOCIETY
  • COMPARATIVE PUBLIC OPINION: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS
  • CRIME, MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE
  • CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN RIGHTS
  • HUMAN RIGHTS AND GLOBAL POLITICS
  • HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION: CIVILIAN OR SOVEREIGNTY
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
  • CONFLICT ANALYSIS
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time