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Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power


The Centre teaches a Masters Module in ‘Media and Public Policy’ in the Department of Political Economy at King’s (7SSPP021).

The Masters Module aims to help students better understand the relationship between the media and public policy. It is aimed at people who wish to pursue a career in government, politics, NGOs, public affairs, the media or communications.

The module looks at how media can affect policy-making and what impact it has on outcomes. It does this by introducing theories about the relationship between the media and public policy, followed by an examination of a series of separate policy areas. These policy areas include: the environment, criminal justice, science/health, defence and media policy. The module includes guest lectures by external experts with extensive experience of the policy area concerned. The course uses a mixture of international case studies, with a particular focus on the UK. 

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