University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and strategic approach to develop and analyse social change campaigns, with a particular focus on the role of communications and the media. This course builds on our close links with leading campaigners and communicators in London's vibrant social change sector. This will ensure it accurately reflects the skill sets in demand and delivers an exciting learning experience. A limited number of work placements and internships will be available. The course is aimed at those with some experience or interest in social change, the media, and communications or campaigns within not for profit organisations. The course will help you improve your practical skills, develop a deep understanding of the theories and frameworks that underpin and shape campaign communications, and enjoy the space to reflect critically on current and past practice. It is designed to help you start, or progress, a career in charity, pressure group or public sector campaign communications. It may also be of interest to those working in corporate social responsibility. The course team has extensive experience both in developing social change campaigns and in academic research into the connections between media and social change. The course offers a number of delivery modes to suit the different needs of students and can be taken as either part'time or full'time.

Course Additional Entry

To be accepted onto the course, students require a good 1st degree from a recognised university, equivalent to at least an upper 2nd (2.1) or minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00. The course is interdisciplinary and we welcome applications from students with degrees in a range of subjects, as well as from mature students with relevant work experience and / or experience in campaigning for social change. In exceptional cases, work experience may compensate for a lower 1st degree.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £1,500  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £850  Credit module. First year home fees