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Undergraduate subject

Political Communication

09 February 2024
Political communicators report on policy developments, international crises, and other topics that affects the world.


Political Communication


Political Communication is about how we gather, analyse, and translate data on political topics such as international relations, public health risks, economical change, and foreign crises, in order to pass key information along to the public and other stakeholders.

This major is ideal if you want to be a direct part of the political process and help advance social change.

Political Communication

Political Communication

What will my study involve?

  • Lead your own industry project or internship within the community.
  • Choose courses that shape your communications skills and political knowledge, for example in international politics and relations, economics, and languages.
  • Gain training in ethical media practice, including engaging communities, advocacy campaigns, and data analytics.
  • Learn from UC’s internationally renowned experts in political science, especially in areas such as humanitarian rights and intervention, EU and European politics, Chinese politics, and crisis communications.

Political Communication

Career opportunities

Skills in communicating complex information, analysing opinions, and researching important topics will prepare you well for roles in government, non-profit, corporate, and creative communication industries.

Career pathways could include:

  • political journalism
  • campaign management
  • data analysis
  • communications.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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