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Social Media and Political Communication

Loughborough University

12 months
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19950 GBP/year
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About

On this exciting and unique master’s Social Media and Political Communication programme at Loughborough University you will gain advanced knowledge of how social media shape how political power is exercised in today’s turbulent world. The curriculum blends world-leading scholarly research with case study analyses of how political communication works in the real world.

Overview

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.

Career

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in the social sciences or humanities.

Tuition Fee

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    19950 GBP/year
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    9700 GBP/year
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Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
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