Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Media, Power and Public Affairs

We are living through an era of tumultuous change in how politics is conducted and communicated. The great digital disruption of the early 21st century continues to work its way through media systems around the world, forcing change, adaptation, and renewal across a whole range of areas: political parties and campaigns, interest groups, social movements, activist organisations, news and journalism, the communication industries, governments, and international relations. This unique new Masters degree is for critically-minded, free-thinking individuals who want to engage with the exciting intellectual ferment that is being generated by these unprecedented times. The curriculum integrates rigorous study of the very best academic research with an emphasis on making sense of political communication as it is practiced in the real world, in both "old" and "new" media settings. While not a practice-based course, the MSc Media, Power, and Public Affairs is perfect for those who wish to build a career in the growing range of professions that require deep and critical insight into the relationship between media and politics and public communication more generally. These include advocacy, campaign management, political communication consultancy, journalism, government communication, policy analysis, public opinion and semantic polling, and public diplomacy, to name but a few. Plus, due to its strong emphasis on scholarly rigour, the MSc in Media, Power, and Public Affairs is also the perfect foundation for a PhD in political communication.

Entry requirements

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MSc

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent.Mature students with substantial work experience will also be considered.

For non-native English speaking applicants we require IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and no lower than 5.5 in each other sub-score.

PgDip

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent.Mature students with substantial work experience will also be considered. For non-native English speaking applicants we require IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and no lower than 5.5 in each other sub-score.

Course modules

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MSc

Mandatory modules:
Media, Power and Public Affairs;
Dissertation.

A wide range of optional modules are also available.

PgDip

Mandatory module: Media, Power and Public Affairs.
A wide range of optional modules are also available.

Assessment methods

MSc

Assessment is carried out by coursework and an individually-supervised dissertation.

PgDip

Assessment is mainly carried out by coursework.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 21 months

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