University of Reading

University of Reading

Communication for Development

Developing knowledge and skills to support positive change through communication. Rapid changes in the communication landscape - technologies, communication processes, and communication opportunities - offer new ways to understand and improve livelihoods, poverty reduction, and governance. Understanding how communication can support individual and social change can lead to more effective and dynamic development practice. Practical applications of communication and development are diverse: they include extension and advisory services, communication and climate change risk reduction, communicating about health challenges, and communication to reduce food insecurity. As issues such as food security, challenging inequalities, supporting the role of agriculture, and addressing climate change challenges are of increasing important on the global development agenda, so too is the role of communication in facilitating, driving, and enabling change. This master's programme builds a critical understanding of innovation and communication theory in the diverse contexts of international and local development; strengthens professional competence in the design, planning and management of information and knowledge interventions; and provides a focus on practical application of new knowledge and skills to support innovation and change. **Careers** Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain and policy. 96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating. Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. Competitive internships and placements, and research dissertations are an opportunity to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. **Modules** - Concepts and practices of communication - Participatory interventions in development - Theories and practices of development - Gender and development - Addressing poverty and inequality through social policy

Entry requirements

MSc: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Concepts and practices of communication * Participatory interventions in development * Theories and practices of development * Gender and development * Addressing poverty and inequality through social policy

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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