University of Westminster

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. This course builds on our close links with leading campaigners and communicators in London's vibrant social change sector. This will ensure it accurately reflects the skill sets in demand and delivers 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. The course team has extensive experience both in developing social change campaigns and in academic research into the connections between media and social change. The course offers a number of delivery modes to suit the different needs of students and can be taken as either part-time or full-time.

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the course, students require a good 1st degree from a recognised university, equivalent to at least an upper 2nd (2.1) or minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00. The course is interdisciplinary and we welcome applications from students with degrees in a range of subjects, as well as from mature students with relevant work experience and / or experience in campaigning for social change. In exceptional cases, work experience may compensate for a lower 1st degree.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 850 per Credit (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,500 per Credit (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 850 per Credit (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,500 per Credit (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harrow Harrow HA1 3TP South East

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