Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Political Communication

The overall aim of this course is to allow students to deepen their understanding of political communication in national and international contexts and, where relevant, their skills in this field. Students taking this course will increase their ability to undertake rigorous analytical work, be capable of producing well researched essays, assignments and dissertations to deadline, and will have refined and improved their practical political communications skills.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree or equivalent from a range of disciplines, or relevant professional experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English need an IELTS score of at least 7.0, or an equivalent English language qualification. However, applicants with an IELTS score of 6.5 will be considered provided they undertake and successfully complete the University�s 8-week pre-sessional English course.

Course modules

Core modules include: Introduction to political communication; mediatised conflict (the politics of conflict reporting); putting research into practice 1 and 2; global communications. Optional modules include: Media law; new media and politics; reporting business, finance and economics; insurgency into the 21st Century; global crisis reporting; in the editor's chair, international relations for journalists; reporting health and science; development communications.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,008 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Administrative Contact
Telephone number: 
029 2087 4786