University of Westminster
Media, Campaigning and Social Change
This course aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and strategic approach to develop and analyse social change campaigns, with a particular focus on the role of communications and the media. The course builds on our close links with leading campaigners and communicators in London's vibrant social change sector. An advisory panel, with representatives from Campaign Bootcamp, FairSay, Friends of the Earth, NCVO, RIBA and WaterAid among others, will ensure we always reflect the skill sets in demand and deliver an exciting learning experience. A limited number of work placements and internships will be available. The course is aimed at those with some experience or interest in social change, the media, and communications or campaigns within not for profit organisations. The course will help you improve your practical skills, develop a deep understanding of the theories and frameworks that underpin and shape campaign communications, and enjoy the space to reflect critically on current and past practice. It is designed to help you start, or progress, a career in charity, pressure group or public sector campaign communications. It may also be of interest to those working in corporate social responsibility.
Applicants should have a degree from a recognised university or qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent; English Language competency judged sufficient to undertake advanced level study, equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or as specified in the course criteria).
Modules include: Approaches to social and cultural diversity; global media; media production; media management and content production; political economy of communication; reporting diversity (gender, sexuality, age, disability); social media (creativity, sharing, visibility); technology and communications policy; theories of communication; approaches to media and communications research; critical theory of social media and the iInternet; development and communications policy; media audiences; online journalism; reporting diversity (faith and religion); reporting migration, race and ethnicity; sociology of news; web production (Westminster news online).
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Part-time day/evening||£ 850 per Credit module (home fees)||7 months|
|PgCert||Part-time day/evening||£ 1,500 per Credit module (overseas fees)||7 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees)||7 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||7 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Part-time day/evening||£ 850 per Credit module (home fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Part-time day/evening||£ 1,500 per Credit module (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MA||Part-time day/evening||£ 850 per Credit module (home fees)||24 months|
|MA||Part-time day/evening||£ 1,500 per Credit module (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Harrow||Harrow||HA1 3TP||South East|
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