Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Mass media and politics

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8051
Degree Programme Class LM-62 - Political science
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Forlì
Degree Programme Director Salvatore Vassallo
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

The 2ndcycle degree programme is open tostudents holding a 1st cycle degree, or other suitable qualification obtainedabroad, in one of the following subject areas: anthropology, communication,culture, demography, economics, philosophy, geopolitics, law, literature,languages, political science, psychology, sociology, history, gender studies.

To be ableto profitably attend the 2nd cycledegree programme in Mass Media and Politics, students must meet the following requirements:

- Knowledgeof the English language at least of level B1 (CEFR).

- Adequatepersonal competence and skills.

Suchpersonal competence and skills will be assessed according to the procedures indicated in the call for applications,based on a single criterion or a combination of criteria (including for examplean assessment of students' qualifications, academic curriculum, motivations,interview) as defined each year by the Degree Programme Council and published on the UniversityPortal.

Applicationsof students not holding any of the degree, certificates and/orcompetence mentioned above will beevaluated by a special committee in order to ascertain the admissionrequirements.

A specialadmission session may be held for international students, where a committee will be appointed in order toassess candidates' personal competence and skills; this session will be scheduled taking into account the expirationdate of the call for applications for study grants (which indicatively expiresin May).

Internationalstudents who pass the above mentioned assessment are exempted from theassessment of personal competence and skills required for all the other students.

Programme profile

The 2ndcycle degree programme in Mass Media and Politics provides students with advancedand qualified competence and skills,other than analytical and methodological tools for an in-depth understanding of the relationshipbetween media and politics in national and international contexts, the relations between political and socialsystems and mass communication systems, the specific features of the media market, politicalcommunication and public opinion changes.

2nd cyclegraduates have interdisciplinary knowledge and are able to work in technicaland professional roles in public and private bodies, business and tradeassociations operating in thecommunication and information sector and in the media industry.

In additionto Italian, graduates will be fluent in English (written and oral) and otherlanguages, with a specific focus on politicaldiscourse analysis.

For thispurpose, this two-year programme has a multi-disciplinary curriculum aiming atproviding specialized knowledge of the links between thepolitical system and the information systems, focusing on their working, prospectsand problems. Specifically the curriculum covers different learning areas(political science, political communication; sociology of cultural processes,media economics and information law; historical and political analysis),required to develop an understanding of socio-political and institutionalphenomena related to communication in acomparative perspective and within an international perspective, with a focus on contemporary democracies.

In order tomeet and anticipate the job market demand, the programme also offers a specificlearning area (Techniques for mass media communication) including highly specialized course units(Analysis of Political Language, held in English), a laboratory course (AudiovisualProduction) and seminars (Journalism and Politics, Systems for TelevisionProduction, Qualitative Analysis of Communication) that provide students with technical and practicalcompetence about mass media, digitalmedia and their languages. Graduates will be able to find qualified jobs in the political,institutional and mass media communication sectors. The main professionalfigures include: specialists in political communication, digital communicationand audiovisual communication working in political, social and institutionalsectors; consultant for political parties, interest groups, governmentalinstitutions, policy makers; electoral campaigns' organizers; political andsocial affairs and media policy reporter/consultants.

Expected learning outcomes

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Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (PHD Programmes/Specialisation Schools) or second level of Professional Master's Programmes

Career opportunities

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