12 months
22100 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Become an expert in media relations, political marketing and how organisations shape their messages to persuade, inform and sometimes mislead. Sharpen your knowledge by designing a campaign of your own in the International Public and Political Communication programme at the University of Sheffield.  

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Messages and viewpoints are all around us at all times. Political parties, public and governmental institutions, pressure groups, charities and NGOs shape messages in particular ways, advocating viewpoints and constructing campaigns to influence public opinion, specific audiences and policymakers. 

Key Features  

  • You'll learn about media relations, political marketing and the scope and significance of political communication.
  • You'll develop skills in communicating with the media (including media training) and using different media outlets to promote ideas through advocacy and lobbying. Our teaching offers a deep and critical understanding of key debates around the intersection of the media and public and political communication internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Comparative Perspectives of Public and Political Communication
  • Media, Society and International Crises 
  • Public and Political Campaigning 
  • Communicating With The Media
  • Political Communication in Times of War, Crisis and Terrorism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 undergraduate degree (we will consider a 2:2 if we are sufficiently impressed by your potential). 
  • An alternative qualification approved by the University as degree equivalent.
  • Substantial previous work experience in a media-related role.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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