University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

International Political Communication

This course offers a mix of academic and practical study that will give you theoretical insight and hands-on experience of political communication. You'll explore a range of issues related to the media and its relationship with political and public institutions within regional, national and international contexts. You'll gain hands-on experience of the communication of politics and an insight into the workings of political journalism. This course is great grounding for a career in public relations, political organisations, governmental and non-governmental bodies.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree, but mature students with relevant professional experience will be considered. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Good computing and word-processing skills are desirable. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, 7.0 in writing, 6.0 in listening and 6.0 in speaking, or equivalent.

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years

Campus details

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

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2500