2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Mass media and politics

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8051
Degree Programme Class LM-62 - Political science
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Forlì
Degree Programme Director Salvatore Vassallo
Language Italian

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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