The Political Communication track is part of the Master's in Communication Science and addresses issues at the core of our democracies. It provides an understanding of the role and significance of media, journalism and information in shaping public opinion.
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Within the Master's Communication Science you specialize in one of the following four tracks:
In this Master’s, you will study how interactions between (non-)governmental actors, politicians, journalists, and citizens take shape, and what features and effects they have. By using the latest scientific insights, you will learn how (social) media influences political engagement and how citizens’ use of media is changing. You will discuss who tries to influence the news, how powerful the media actually are, and how this differs in different countries.
Many issues are discussed in this track, always in line with recent trends and events, and preferably using an open, international and comparative perspective. Such topics include the emergence of weblogs and citizen journalism, increasing globalisation, agenda-setting and the framing of socially relevant issues by media, politicians, spin doctors and other stakeholders.
The track provides the basis for editorial, policy, advisory and research positions in the media sector, government, politics, civil-society organisations and the commercial world.
Graduates can be found working as:
Then Political Communication is the right Master's track for you!
|Degree programme||MSc Communication Science|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Starts in||February, September|