Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Global Political Communication

This programme focuses on political communication in a global context, looking at the development of message production, transmission, and reception across nations as well as key theories, themes and controversies. In a multi-country perspective, it examines the strategies used by political advocates to build and maintain support, especially during election campaigns, and analyses the relationships between key political actors, media actors and citizens, as well as exploring the wider issues of influence and representation. The course draws on the enduring strength of the School's research specialism in political communication and media studies.

Entry requirements

Good upper 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree in the social sciences or humanities, but applicants with appropriate professional expertise will also be considered.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: global communications; marketing politics; politics of representation; textual analysis research techniques; production and reception analysis; key debates in global political communications; dissertation. Optional modules, a selection of the following options will be available: media and modernity; communication and citizenship; sex industries; global communications; popular music and modern times; media, nations and nationalisms; digital cultures; digital economies; cultural memory and the heritage industries.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework, plus a dissertation of 10,000 words on an agreed topic.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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