This programme examines the rapidly changing relationship between the media, politics and the public, and considers how their overlapping relations influence democracy and the distribution of power.
You should apply for this programme if you are interested in media coverage of politics, the role of spin, agenda-setting, public relations, political advertising and new media.
You will work with leading academics in the areas of political communication, political science and journalism studies. You will also be exposed to a range of senior influential guest lecturers.
Core modules include:
•Concepts and Issues
•Media and Politics in Ireland
•Theories of Communications
Optional modules include:
•Social Media and Democracy
•Political Economy of the Media
Content will be attractive to recent graduates and also those seeking to develop a critical perspective on an existing career.
•To provide students with a conceptual framework to understand the evolution, practice and terminology of political communication;
•To examine the relationship between the media, politics and the public;
•To provide an understanding of how political and public communication informs and sustains democracy and the distribution of power in both national and international contexts;
•To acquire the ability to undertake and communicate original research;
Why Do this Programme in DCU?
•Long established & highly regarded nationally and internationally;
•Challenging learning environment;
•Taught by a team of experienced, research active lecturers;
•Experienced guest speakers;
•High employment rates for graduates & excellent career progression.