Political Communication

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 16.2 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jul 10, 2024
501–600 place StudyQA ranking:3564 Duration:1 year

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This programme examines the rapidly changing relationship between the media, politics and the public, and considers how their overlapping relations influence democracy and the distribution of power.

You should apply for this programme if you are interested in media coverage of politics, the role of spin, agenda-setting, public relations, political advertising and new media.

You will work with leading academics in the areas of political communication, political science and journalism studies. You will also be exposed to a range of senior influential guest lecturers.

Core modules include:

  • Political Communications
  • Concepts and Issues
  • Media and Politics in Ireland
  • Public Relations
  • Theories of Communications
  • Research Methods
  • Communication Policy.

Optional modules include:

  • Social Media and Democracy
  • Political Economy of the Media

Programme

  • To provide students with a conceptual framework to understand the evolution, practice and terminology of political communication;
  • To examine the relationship between the media, politics and the public;
  • To provide an understanding of how political and public communication informs and sustains democracy and the distribution of power in both national and international contexts;
  • To acquire the ability to undertake and communicate original research;

General Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have an honours primary degree or equivalent (2:2) but appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may be accepted as equivalent to an honours degree in accordance with the relevant regulations of the University. Interviews may be held.

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Dublin City University is proud to award merit-based scholarships to high achieving students who enter the Faculty of Engineering and Computing and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2016/17 academic year. These scholarships are available to Indian applicants only and are based on academic merit to those who have a Full Offer. 

The Faculties also award scholarships of €1,000 to high achievers entering Masters and Bachelor programmes who are ranked by academic achievement. 

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