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About

This innovative Media, Campaigning and Social Change degree offered at the University of Westminster aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and strategic approach to develop and analyse social change campaigns and activism, with a particular focus on the role of communications and the media. 

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Overview

The Media, Campaigning and Social Change course offered at the University of Westminster is aimed at those with some experience or interest in social change, the media, and communications or campaigns within not for profit organisations. The course will help you improve your practical skills, develop a deep understanding of the theories and frameworks that underpin and shape campaign communications, and enjoy the space to reflect critically on current and past practice. It is designed to help you start, or progress, a career in charity, pressure group or public sector campaign communications. It may also be of interest to those working in corporate social responsibility. Alumni work in a range of senior campaign and communications roles in charities, NGOS, agencies, think tanks and government departments. 

The course builds on our close links with leading campaigners and communicators in London's vibrant social change sector. An advisory panel, with representatives from Amnesty UK,  Friends of the Earth, WaterAid, SumOfUs, Advocacy Hub, Campaign Bootcamp, FairSay and The National Council of Voluntary Organisations among others, will ensure we always reflect the skill sets in demand and deliver an exciting learning experience. A limited number of work placements and internships will be available.

Career Path 

  • This course is particularly relevant if you want to start, or to progress, a career in communications and campaigning for social change, whether in a charity or non-governmental organisation; in a public sector body; in a political party or election campaigning setting; or even in a corporate social responsibility role. It could also be a stepping-stone towards a PhD and an academic career in this growing field of study.
  • Graduates from this course are confident campaign communicators and work in senior roles in charities, government, trades unions and NGOs including Amnesty International, Change.Org, the RSPCA, the Campaign Against Living Miserably and the Church Mission Society. Alumni also work at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, in virtual reality, in think tanks, in communications and public affairs agencies and in national government departments in the global south running behaviour change campaigns.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Critical Issues in Campaigning 
  • Media, Activism and Politics 
  • Planning Campaign Communications 
  • Dissertation or Professional Project
  • Approaches to Social and Cultural Diversity 
  • Global Media
  • Public relations and the Media
  • Media Production Skills

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and substantial relevant work experience.
  • The Personal Statement must reflect the understanding of the course and how you will contribute.
  • If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 7.0 with 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in listening and reading.
  • Applicants are required to submit one academic reference. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK PT tuition fee: £950 (Price per academic year)
  • International PT tuition fee: £1,900 (Price per academic year)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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