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Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 15.3 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:4314 Duration:12 months

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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.

Core modules

  • Media, Public Policy and International Politics
  • Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning
  • Research Skills and Dissertation or Project Proposal
Optional modules
  • Applied Research Project
  • Dissertation
  • 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
Applicants should:have a second class degree or above or equivalent; and/ordemonstrate enthusiasm for international political communication, advocacy and campaigning.We consider applications on an individual basis, on merit. We look at academic credentials alongside prior experience and evidence of commitment to the course of study.Prior learningApplicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. Contact the faculty office for further information.When to applyPlease note that the closing date for applicants from the EU who are seeking grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is 1 March. This is to meet the submission deadline set by the AHRC. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
Annual Fund postgraduate scholarships

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.

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