Why study MA International Political Communication at BU?

  • Incorporating an international perspective, you’ll be provided with insights into the latest developments in political communication including the evolution of political and social change and technological innovations  
  • Analyse current issues and practice with the aim of tackling difficult questions drawing on theories from social science, sociology, psychology, communication studies, and international/diplomatic relations  
  • Benefit from BU’s extensive connections with a range of political organisations, local, national and international pressure groups, charities and communication consultancies 
  • Learn from academics whose links with research institutions and political organisations span across the globe, from Massachusetts and Prague to Bogota and Auckland 
  • We use a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops
  • Engage in research with the Centre for Comparative Politics & Media Research

Find out more about the content of this course.

Benefit from industry guest speakers 

Students benefit from a long list of guest speakers from the industry; this includes NGOs, opinion poll companies, market research and communication specialists, political communication consultants, public relations professionals, politicians, speechwriters and others.

Key information

Next start date:

January 2024, September 2024, January 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (September start), 16 months full-time or 27 months part-time (January start)

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent. 

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in speaking, listening and reading. For more information see our full entry requirements.