Political Communication

  • Political Communication

Qualifications

Overview

The Political Communication major within the Bachelor of Communication is ideal for those wanting to be directly part of the political process and help advance social change.

Students will develop key knowledge and communication skills to cover a multitude of political topics; such as policy development, international relations, public health risks, environmental issues, economical change, and foreign crises. The ability to gather and analyse data, and translate these for the public and other stakeholders, is an important component of Political Communication.

This major offers particular training in ethical media practice related to managing political communication, including crisis, risk, and reputational communications to alleviate negative reaction; engaging the community in politics; advocacy campaigns; data analytics; and an understanding of how media can impact politics, and public perceptions.

There is a focus on both local Aotearoa New Zealand political communication practices and on global politics, which prepares students for a career in either space.

The degree’s strong emphasis in applied learning gives students the opportunity to take part in industry projects on real-world political cases, and also internship roles in local communities.

Contact us

Te Kura Mātāpuna Tangata | School of Language, Social and Political Sciences

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Level 6, Elsie Locke Building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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