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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.
- Media, Public Policy and International Politics
- Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning
- Research Skills and Dissertation or Project Proposal
- Applied Research Project
- Environmental Politics: Movements and Ideas
- Nationalism and Modernity
- Terrorism, Political Violence and Human Rights
- Conflict Theory and Analysis
- Crimes of the Powerful
- Foundations and Frameworks of Human Rights
- Gender and Politics
- Human Rights Actors and Activities
- Influencing Crime and Justice Policy
- Managing and Resolving International Conflict
- Media and Communication Theory 1
- Themes in Latin American Politics
- Theories of International Relations
- Work Placement
- A Change is Gonna Come: Global Perspectives & Cultures of Popular Music
- Contemporary Issues in Conflict and Security
- Defining and Protecting Human Rights
- Europe in the Contemporary World
- International Political Economy
- Political Marketing: Methods, Prospects and Consequences
- Questions of Censorship
- Special Topic: Cyber Crime and Society
- Strategies for Achieving Human Rights
- The Politics of Nationalism in the Contemporary Middle East
The Development Office offers a number of postgraduate scholarships for UK and EU students.
They are available for all courses (except teacher training/PGCE courses) and will pay 50% of the fees (up to £3,000 for the 2012/13 academic year) for a one-year, full-time or two-years, part-time masters programme.International scholarships
The International Office is offers awards totalling £250,000 every year, with each scholarship worth £3,300. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree.
You can apply for an international scholarship if you:
- are an international student (classified as 'overseas' for fee purposes);
- have an offer of a place on a course at Kingston for 2012/13 entry; and
- are not currently registered on a postgraduate course at Kingston University.
You might also be eligible for an international loyalty bursary if you are an overseas Kingston University alumnus or have a family connection with the University.