Acquire deep knowledge and understanding of audiences and marketing concepts. Communicate effectively and creatively across multiple platforms.
Why study Politics and Communications?
The public communication sector is a growing ﬁeld with exciting possibilities for reﬂective and creative communicators. This cutting-edge course offers you an intense focus on applied work, led by university and public communication industry experts.
The course will support you in becoming a highly knowledgeable and skilled communicator, with a practical understanding of how to operate in a digital world with multiple audiences, niches and trends. You will have the opportunity to produce compelling multimedia content that connects and interacts with people.
Politics and Communications will also provide you with the skills required to be a committed political and social communicator, enabling you to translate key communication concepts and strategies to public service, political and policy contexts.
This degree will provide you with analytical, leadership and management skills, and experience in political and policy-making, and project management in local, national and global contexts.
Why St Mary's?
Politics and Communications is part of an exciting suite of politics courses - designed in consultation with leading ﬁgures from the world of politics, public communication and policy - that also includes:
Based in the global city of London, this course takes advantage of the capital's status as a national political and administrative centre, as well as being an international hub for politics, policy and communications.
Teaching methods include lectures, individual study and seminars. We ensure that learning is tailored to support your studies.
Particular features of this course include projects, consultancy and team-based intensive learning, as well as work-based learning and community exposure experiences. These will be enhanced by tutorials, access to mentors, the development of applied skills and guided learning through our virtual learning environment.
The course assessment strategy is designed to promote the development of skills and abilities that will be useful to you in pursuing your goals after university.
In addition to completing academic essays, research reports and presentations, you will also complete assessments involving digital content. Classroom contributions, oral examinations and team presentations will also be used to assess modules.
- St Mary's University has a 95% success rate for graduates ﬁnding employment or further study within six months (HESA, 2017)
- Designed in collaboration with leading politics, public communication and policy professionals
- Taught by a mix of expert academics and industry professionals, offering the best possible balance of academic and practical expertise
- Options to study abroad and undertake industry work placements
- Taught on our historic campus in Twickenham, easily accessible from central London by public transport