University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

International Political Communication

What interests and agendas lie behind controversies such as 'post-truth' politics and 'fake news'? Has the new digital media environment transformed the possibilities for political mobilisation? This degree offers students an advanced understanding of cutting-edge debates concerning media, power and democracy both nationally and internationally. Rooted in our ground-breaking academic research, and offering practical, hands-on experience of political communication, this masters programme offers a route into PhD study and a solid foundation for careers in lobbying, journalism, public relations and more.

Course modules

Core modules Political Communication: journalism and democracy; Global Issues in Political Communication; Communicating with the Media; Writing for the Media; Research Methods; Dissertation. Examples of optional modules A range including Global Journalism; Media and Public Communication in Japan; Media, State and Society in China; Censorship and the Media; Ethics and Regulation; The Media in Europe and its Neighbouring States; News and Civil Society; Journalism Politics and Public Debate; Journalism in Britain.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by essays, examinations and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

There are a limited number of external bursaries for UK students on the Print, Web, Magazine and Broadcast courses, from the AHRC, Scott Trust and Journalism Diversity Fund. Please see our web pages for details.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 18,300 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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