International Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning MSc
Facts about International Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
|Attendance||To be confirmed
|Assessment||Seminar presentations; essays and reports, dissertation|
Choose Kingston's International Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning MSc
This programme examines:
- how politics are communicated; and
- what is communicated in traditional and new ways.
The focus on the international, transnational and global contexts of political communication, advocacy and campaigning distinguishes this programme from the national version of the course (the MSc in Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning).
What will you study?
During this course you will
- gain an overview of the main specialisms in the field and how they link to each other - how political journalists engage with spin doctors, for example, and how both are being challenged by blogs and online news sites;
- learn about how activists use lobbyists to press their case with governments at the same time as they use PR consultants to develop media strategies;
- develop the ability to think critically about current issues, debates and theories;
- attend guest lectures by practitioners who will address the latest developments in the field and what it means for their jobs;
- have the opportunity to undertake practical work - perhaps devising some aspect of a media strategy or campaign pitch for example; and
- develop your analytical skills and competence through a dissertation.
Links with professional practice
Our links with professional practice provide a real-world base for our courses. They also help us to ensure your studies are kept up-to-date and relevant to the workplace.
Kingston's International Political Communication, Campaigning and Advocacy MSc is unusual in its mix of a traditional masters degree, practical application of knowledge of political communication as well as research and analysis.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
- Applied Research and Work Placement
- Applied Research Project
- Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning
- From State to Global Politics
- Influencing Crime and Justice Policy
- Strategies for Achieving Human Rights
- Environmental Politics: Movements and Ideas
- Terrorism, Political Violence and Human Rights
- The Theory and Practice of International Relations
- Cybercrime: Context, Form, Risk, and Regulation
- Freedom, Censorship and Subversion
- From Mass Media to New Media: Theories, Approaches, Applications
- Globalisation in an Age of US Hegemony
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