The digital age has produced some of the most remarkable developments in modern history. The Arab Spring, Occupy, Brexit, the #MeToo movement, the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, the growth of online misinformation and automated propaganda, fierce debates over online "filter bubbles" and fake news, the resurgence of the populist right and a new populist left, the growth of online hate speech, mass microtargeting of political messages via email and social media, and concerns about the growing power of social media platforms, algorithms and big data over the lives of citizens.
These developments have sent shockwaves around the world.
Our Social Media and Political Communication programme at Loughborough University is ideal if you want to build a career in advocacy, campaign management, digital engagement, political communication consultancy, journalism, government communication, policy analysis, digital advertising, marketing and public relations, or political research, to name but a few. It is also the perfect foundation for further study toward a PhD in political communication.
Employability is an important part of the curriculum across all of our MA programmes. All students (apart from those taking modules as part of their PhD) will take taught employability sessions which cover finding employment in the communication industries, finding placements, writing CVs and preparing covering letters.
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- Social Media and Political Communication
- Marketing Politics
- Key Debates in Social Media and Political Communication
- Researching Communication 1: Media Users and Cultural Institutions
- Dissertation in Social Media and Political Communication
- 12 months
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DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Media Studies & Mass Media Political Science View 323 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in the social sciences or humanities.
International19950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19950 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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