|Application deadline:||None – rolling admissions|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2015|
|Credits (ECTS):||90 ECTS|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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Both offered in a research as a taught variant.
This MSc will explore communication as a social psychological process
central to the conduct of everyday life. Communication is both the foundation of social life as well as a professional activity to influence and persuade, to gain advantage, to build and sustain trust, and to reach a common understanding on a controversial issue. You will be provided with an overview of various theories of public communication that enable you to analyse communication events and the practical dilemmas faced by those working in different domains of public communication.
Central themes include:
* The psychological and societal process involved in public communication
* Conceptual frameworks for analysis, evaluation and design of public communication.
* Developments in the analysis, evaluation and design of public communication in the domains of politics, business, development, health and science and technology.
The programme is not a training programme in social marketing; its objective is not simply to equip students with techniques for efficient and effective persuasion. It is an academic, research based programme that will enable you, through a range of core and topical courses to engage critically with existing tools of analysis, evaluation and design of communication endeavours. We offer a comparative approach across a range of domains where public communication is pivotal. This includes an awareness of international attempts to establish professional competence in public communication. Students taking the MSc in Social and Public Communication can count part of their MSc degree towards the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Diploma.
We expect our graduates to find employment in a range of fields involving public communication including advertising, journalism, publishing, public relations and public affairs, corporate communication, marketing, public administration, education, social research, and various national and international institutions and NGOs. Some even found their own communication consultancy company.
The programme involves completing four course units, including a research report of 10,000 words.
(* half unit)
* Social Psychology of Communication
* Research Methods
* Research Report
Options will allow students to specialise in communication issues. Choose one full unit from:
* Contemporary Social and Cultural Psychology
* Social Representations*
* Current Communication Research*
* The Social Psychology of Economic Life*
* Social Psychology of Health Communication*
* Issues in Social Psychology: Evolutionary and Social Psychology*
* Knowledge Processes in Organisations*
* Representations, Institutions and Communities*
* Corporate Communications*
* Science, Technology and Resistance*
* Societal Psychology*
* Organisational and Social Decision Making*
* Issues in Organisational and Social Psychology: Organisational Life*
* Psychoanalysis and Communication*
* Cognition and Culture*
* Inter-cultural Relations and Racism*
* Theory and Practice of Organisational Development*
* A half unit from another programme (with approval)
Not all these courses may be available in any one year.
Minimum entry requirement:
* 2:1 in social science and relevant professional experience
* To be considered for a place you should normally have a good honours degree in one of the social sciences and have relevant professional experience.
* TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 627 in the paper test or 107 in the internet based test
* IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7.0
| CAE score: (read more) |
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.
|200 (Grade A)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||627|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||107|
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
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