The aim of this Masters programme is to enhance your knowledge of national and geopolitics today as seen through the lens of strategic communications.
The course is available to both full- and part-time students.
The MA comprises modules that total 180 credits. You will take two required modules – Theory & Concepts, and the practical Applied Strategic Communications. Each is worth 40 credits. You will take a further 40 credits of optional modules. This can be made up of a single 40 credit module or two 20 credit modules. MA Strategic Communications students are also required to write a 15,000-word research dissertation on a topic of Strategic Communications (60 credits). Students entering the FT PG Dip will be required to complete the above module structure, without a 60 credit dissertation.
This MA is based in the Department of War Studies, one of the only academic departments in the world to focus solely on the complexities of conflict and security. War Studies is an interdisciplinary department and all War Studies students benefit from research-led teaching in such subjects as the history and evolution of war and grand strategy, arms control and non-proliferation, migration, strategic thought, cyber, conflict and the environment, the influence of science and technology on international security, along with regional specialisms covering Africa, Asia (East and South), Russia and elsewhere.
The majority of learning for this degree takes place at the King’s College London Strand and Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
Per 40-credit Theory & Concepts required module, you will typically receive two hours per week over two ten week terms. This can be split into one lecture and one seminar or combinations thereof or one lecture followed by a case study. In addition to this you can expect 360 hours of self-study.
Per 20-credit module optional module, you will typically receive two hours per week over one ten week term. This can be split into one lecture and one seminar or combinations thereof. A few options are formatted to run as intensive weekend sessions. In addition to this you can expect 180 hours of self-study.
Per 40-credit optional module, you will typically receive two hours per week over two ten week terms. This can be split into one lecture and one seminar or one lecture and one case study or combinations thereof. Some options are formatted to run as intensive weekend sessions. In addition to this you can expect 360 hours of self-study.
For the Dissertation module, you will typically receive 12 hours worth of traning workshops and/or supervision. In addition to this you can expect 588 hours of self-study.
Typically 1 credit equals 10 hours of work.
Assessment methods will depend on the modules selected. The primary method of assessment for this programme is a combination of essays, project work, class participation, and/or exams. The dissertation module assessment will be assessed solely on the dissertation (100%).
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