The Master in Political Communication is specially designed to equip students with a grounded 360 degree vision of the changing landscape of political practice. It covers political campaigning and consulting, public opinion polling and communication in public institutions, with a strong focus on the new media and international nature of these processes.
This Master immerses students in the world of 21st century political communication, providing them with training and skills that can be applied in both electoral campaigns and the day-to-day communication activities of political parties, governmental agencies, transnational organizations, NGOs and lobby, pressure and advocacy groups. This Master also gives students the background necessary to understand and influence the current sociopolitical environment.
This Master shapes a new kind of practitioner: one who is knowledgeable about various approaches to political communication, proficient in the methods used to study it, able to use the new media during campaigns, and who can gauge and affect public opinion and apply his or her skills in various sociopolitical contexts of our inter-connected world.
This program´s ground-breaking profile is based on a unique combination of factors:
IE´S School of Communication faculty is comprised of an international group of skilled instructors who are not just experts in their field. Their ability to deliver their academic expertise as well as their ample practical experience in managing relations with different media, will make your time at IE a unique learning experience
In addition to our full-time faculty, the program features a number of international visiting scholars and professionals from top academic partners, global media conglomerates, and renowned professional and scientific associations from the field of political communication.Close
The Master in Political Communication is an intensive, ten-month program divided into three periods that run from October to December, January to March and April to July. Students will be attending all course content units at our IE campus in Madrid, with a number of MediaLab sessions at our campus in Segovia.
The program comprises 4 core units and a final project which will cover the following subjects:
The Master in Political Communication welcomes graduates with backgrounds in different disciplines such as Communication, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Psychology, as well as Law, Economics or Business who are interested in pursuing a career within Political Communication.
The students in IE’s Master program comprise a multi-cultural, diverse and talented group of people who are passionate about the learning process and committed to the pursuit of excellence in the Political Communication profession.
During the program you will learn about:
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Obtaining your Master in Political Communication from IE is an investment in your future. Our graduates are exceptional people with exceptional skills, and are in great demand from political parties, governments, companies and international and /or multilateral organizations around the world.
After completing the program, you will be able to pursue a career in political campaigning and consulting, public opinion research and analysis, and as a communication strategist or director for political parties, governmental and non-governmental organizations, international institutions as well as advocacy, lobby and pressure groups, careers that demand an international perspective and a thorough knowledge of the new media technologies.
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We seek dynamic, motivated, creative candidates with excellent academic and professional backgrounds who also offer the kind of interpersonal skills that will benefit the program.
Admission is granted on a rolling basis and although early application is recommended, there is no deadline for applications for a particular intake. Admission is valid for two years.
Our rigorous selection process is geared towards selecting those candidates that demonstrate the highest potential. The process is divided into three steps:
The admissions process is a rolling process and as such there is no deadline for application for a particular intake.
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To be considered for admission, a candidate must have successfully completed the following prior to submission:
Candidates pay a non-refundable application fee of 120€ to cover administrative costs. The tuition fees for the Master in Political Communication for the October 2012 intake total 19,200€, including a 1,200€ contribution to the IE Foundation.
Admission is valid for two years, allowing the successful applicant up to two years to reserve a place on an intake, thus allowing students to plan their experience. To reserve a place in the Master in Political Communication, intake students are required to make a deposit of 4.000€ + the contribution to the IE Foundation (1,200€)Close
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