Master Program in Professional Communication

Top 9 Masters in Professional Communication 2017

Professional Communication

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

A Master in Professional Communication integrates written and verbal communication with digital technologies. Graduates will develop a proficiency in environments that require teamwork, strategic planning, communication research and intercultural negotiation.

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Master in Communications, Media and Creative Industries

Sciences Po
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

The Master in Communication program aims to cast light on an rapidly-changing world where the ubiquity of international exchange and the advent of digital media have reshuffled the cards. [+]

Master's Degrees in Professional Communication. Master in Communications The Master in Communications is being integrated into the Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation launched in October 2016. Current students will continue studying in their original Master's programme. Their programme may undergo a few alterations related to the School's organisation for the 2017/2018 academic year. The Master in Communication program aims to cast light on an rapidly-changing world where the ubiquity of international exchange and the advent of digital media have reshuffled the cards. Through an approach that integrates both academic as well as professional training, students receive an education that is both current and grounded in reality. APPRENTICESHIP: DETAILS Schedule For the first four months, from September to December, students are considered part- time employees at the company (2.5 days of work); they then work full-time for the eight remaining months. Students are, however, required to attend five full days of mandatory seminars at Sciences Po in the second semester. Supervision: Apprenticeship Supervisor: A professional from within the company who is responsible for welcoming the apprentice, helping him/her integrate into the company and supervising his/her work. Tutor: A second professional (from another organization) who is also a teacher at the School of Communication. The tutor advises and guides the apprentice in the early stages of his/her professional life. Academic staff: Ensure the proper continuation of the student’s academic engagements and monitor his/her compliance with (the School's) academic requirements. Dissertation In addition to the work that they do at the organization of their choice, students are also required to write a 20 to 30-page dissertation. THE SCHOOL EXPECTS THIS WORK TO BE BASED ON A THEORETICAL TOPIC RELATING TO THE PLACEMENT RATHER THAN AN INTERNSHIP REPORT. THE SUBJECT OF THE DISSERTATION IS DETERMINED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE APPRENTICESHIP SUPERVISOR AND THE TUTOR. At the end of the apprenticeship in September, the dissertation has to be defended in the presence of the two professional supervisors and a member of the School’s academic staff. For more information, visit the CFA (Centre de Formation des Apprentis) webpage [-]

Master’s Degree in International Communication (MIC)

International University of Languages and Media
Campus Full time 18  October 2017 Italy Milan United Kingdom Leeds Lithuania Vilnius Netherlands Groningen + 6 more

The Master’s degree in International Communication is an international Master’s degree provided by IULM University in partnership with three prestigious European universities specialised in public relations and communication. The MIC offers the opportunity to study in different universities and to acquire a specialisation targeted at global communication. [+]

The Master’s degree in International Communication is an international Master’s degree provided by IULM University in partnership with three prestigious European universities specialised in public relations and communication. The MIC offers the opportunity to study in different universities and to acquire a specialisation targeted at global communication. The Master’s degree in International Communication (MIC) is a postgraduate programme entirely in English lasting 18 months and aimed at graduates in the communication disciplines or related subjects. By attending the MIC Master’s degree course you will be able to study in different universities all over Europe and thus obtain dual recognition. The MIC is a full-time programme lasting 3 semesters. The first semester (Professionalising Communication) has a core curriculum in which you will get training on the basic tools of communication, and takes place in one of the three partner universities. The second semester (Communication Professional in Context) is oriented towards specialisation and is held in another of the partner universities. The specialisation depends on the programme offered by the university chosen for the second semester. The third semester involves writing a thesis, under the joint supervision of the two partner universities. The certificate awarded on completion of the study path consists in a double recognition: a Master’s degree from each of the two partner universities and an overall certificate from the consortium. The three European universities which, with IULM, take part in the Hofstede Geert Consortium are: Metropolitan University (Leeds); Universitas Vilnensis (Vilnius); Hanze University Groningen. The MIC trains international communications professionals who are capable of working in a multicultural context and of anticipating global changes. Experts and consultants in Corporate Communication, International Media Relations, Public Relations, Intercultural Relations and European Public Affairs. Core Programme The first semester introduces you to the full breadth of the profession. You can study your first semester at either Leeds Beckett University, Vilnius University, or Hanze University of Applied Sciences, where you will follow the core modules for the master. Specialisation Programme Each of the consortium universities has a specific perspective of the International Communication's topic, and specialises in certain areas. You may choose the university that fits best your professional and personal goals. Hanze University of Applied Sciences The Issues Manager: The effective management of public affairs shapes public policy, public perception and public acceptance. How can public affairs/communication strategies be used as tools for dealing with public issues and be applied to exert influence and gain an advantage? This course provides the opportunity to research and plan a major project and make a public presentation and a defence to a client in a consultancy role. The trusted advisor: Knowing how to conduct evidence-based research makes one a trusted advisor. This project focusses on applied communication research, specifically the empiric and analytical phase of research, in solving grand societal issues. This course provides the opportunity to perform as a researcher and to apply modern (online) research tools and learn to develop simple and concrete metaphors that help people to organise information on issues in new ways. The engager: An organisation working internationally needs its employees to be interculturally competent. In this course you will learn how to train others and how to manage international projects within the context of a development cooperation. For this course, we work together with the Hanze Centre for Development Cooperation. Leeds Beckett University Public relations skills: This specialisation helps you become more employable in public relations by developing their competence and confidence. With a focus on writing and professional skills, you will develop writing tactics necessary for crafting and delivering communication messages via traditional and social media. You will develop PR consultancy and managerial skills, including crisis management and the role of creativity in communication management. Communication audits: A thorough and effective communication audit ensures an organisation is using the best possible communication channels available. While gaining invaluable insight into the process, you will be challenged to offer creative proposals for improving communication processes and to critically evaluate the recommendations for the client. Digital communication management: New media is rapidly re-shaping the communication industry. The aim of this specialisation is to develop a deeper understanding of new media, in theory and practice, and to critically analyse the implications for corporate communications. IULM University Development and communication: What does it take to become a communication professional in the field of development cooperation? You will develop a critical understanding of communication theory and the practical application of media in development contexts for international organisations and/or NGOs working together with developing nations. Public affairs and advocacy: Explore the art and craft of the lobbying profession. You will be immersed in the strategies, tactics, methods, techniques, regulations, and ethics of those who advocate public policy options to public officials. Social responsibility and communication: Social responsibility is one of the major focus areas of today. What is the role of the communication professional in relation to social responsibility? How can an organisation implement a socially responsible philosophy with the support of its stakeholders? Vilnius University Crisis Management and Communication: An organisation must prepare for the unexpected. The way in which an organisation responds to the unforeseen can save or even damage its reputation. You will focus on how to plan for a crisis and develop the skills needed to handle a crisis effectively. International Communication Campaigns: This specialisation provides you with theoretical knowledge about communication campaigns, implemented in the international arena. You will get a clear understanding of Intercultural communication aspects that are important in planning, organising and implementing communication campaigns. Scientific Research: This specialisation aims to expand and deepen students’ knowledge and skills in scientific research. This includes developing the capacity to assess scientific work to address both theoretical and practical scientific problems, to develop the ability to find reliable sources and the capacity to analyse scientific literature, as well as articulate findings, scientific reasoning and discussion. Public Diplomacy: The course gives the overview of the public diplomacy as means for foreign policy implementation. It also aims to develop students‘ understanding and ability to analyse how current means of communication influence the traditional diplomacy and determines foreign policy methods; whether and how the public diplomacy is employed by governments to achieve their foreign policy goals. Graduate profile Graduates of the MIC are interculturally competent communication professionals able to work in a global context from a European Perspective. They anticipate change and are able to create, offer and manage sustainable and innovative solutions to problems from the professional field at a senior managerial or consultancy level.A few examples of what could be on your business card after graduation: Account executive PR & Communications specialist Project Manager Digital Strategist and Community Manager Social Media Consultant Global Brand Management PR & Marketing Coordinator Senior International Relations Officer Intercultural Trainer Entry requirements Bachelor’s degree in related fields: communication, humanities, social sciences, business, management, linguistics; Extensive work experience in related fields may also be considered. A certificate of proof of a sufficient proficiency in the English language: either IELTS with an overall result of 6.5 and no subscores below 5.5 or TOEFL ibt total of 90 with minimum 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing. Your IELTS or TOEFL must not be older than two years. Required documents for admissions MIC application form Certified/legalised copy of your bachelor’s degree and transcripts/grade lists Certified/legalised sworn translations of your bachelor’s degree and transcripts/grade lists (if they are not in English). The translation of your diploma and transcripts need to meet the following 4 criteria’s on every translated page: Full name and signature of the translator. Translator’s contact. Date of translation. A sentence confirming that it is an accurate translation of the original document. IELTS or TOEFL iBT certificate Two letters of reference (for instructions, please see MIC application form page 6) Letter of motivation of approximately 500 words (for instructions, please see MIC application form page 4) Curriculum Vitae Copy of your passport [-]

Masters Programme in Economics and Communications for Management and Innovation

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The Masters in Economics and Communications for Management and Innovation is a multi-disciplinary programme specifically based on the needs of enterprises and Confindustria, the main Italian Association of Entrepreneurs. [+]

Master's Degrees in Professional Communication. The Masters in Economics and Communications for Management and Innovation is a multi-disciplinary programme specifically based on the needs of enterprises and Confindustria, the main Italian Association of Entrepreneurs. The programme is based on enterprise science, digital communications and applied computer science. The objective is to train professionals who will be able to meet the multi-disciplinary requirements of modern enterprise, extending the traditional curricula of single-faculty programmes and moulding economics, computer science and social sciences. The programme will provide students with skills in enterprise communications, innovation process management skills, and enterprise strategies and tools for innovative and international contexts. The Masters in Economics and Communications for Management and Innovation is a restricted-access degree and students will have to pass a selection process to gain admittance to the programme. During the course of the second year, students will participate in internships to hone their skills in a real working environment. Learning Outcomes Managerial skills to face enterprise government and management; Knowledge to correctly interpret and management enterprise evolution from a strategic, organisational, market and financial point of view, as well as from an international and intercultural prospective; Excellent command of the English language; Enterprise government and management skills for innovative and international contexts, including enterprise strategy, communications, and enterprise, finance and innovation management; Understanding of general enterprise economics, legal framework, and quantitative, mathematical and statistical methodologies to support decisions and interpretations of the macro-environment; Ability to coordinate, organise and manage relations and communications amongst enterprise stakeholders; Methodologies and tools to gather and interpret data on needs, opinions and behaviour concerning organisation users (clients, users, etc.). [-]

Master’s degree in Communication, Information, Publishing ( taught in Italian )

University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Bergamo

OBJECTIVES: The aim of the course is to provide the competences needed: to recognize, analyze and create texts and multimedia content as well as to deal with their organization; to collect and process information through critical thinking and by employing adequate media and technical tools; ... [+]

OBJECTIVES The aim of the course is to provide the competences needed: to recognize, analyze and create texts and multimedia content as well as to deal with their organization to collect and process information through critical thinking and by employing adequate media and technical tools to project and manage the content of both internal and external communication in private companies and public administration to provide a sound cultural and linguistic knowledge as well as a good working method, through internship and work experiences in the fields of publishing, information and communication. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Traditional, on- and off-line, multimedia publishing The press, radio, television Press and public relations offices Communication and advertising agencies Cultural institutions, museums, theatres Companies, private and public administration ADMISSION A Three-Year First level Degree or equivalent. ENTRY TESTS Individual interview. RECOGNITION OF CERTIFICATION International certification attesting students' knowledge of foreign languages are recognized. TRAINEESHIPS Traineeship activities linked to students' studies and their final exam. These are in compliance with agreements between the University and host organizations and are closely monitored by tutors and supervising teaching staff. TUTORING The Department offers a tutoring service aimed at assisting newly-enrolled students, helping and advising them as regards their studies and in compiling their study plans. [-]

Master Degree in Communication Sciences

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

This program intends to continue the training received in Communication Sciences graduation and, at the same time, to deepen and promote new knowledge and skills in the most significant areas of Communication Sciences. [+]

Master's Degrees in Professional Communication. Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Communication Sciences This program intends to continue the training received in Communication Sciences graduation and, at the same time, to deepen and promote new knowledge and skills in the most significant areas of Communication Sciences. Teaching and learning are structured to encourage a progressive empowerment of students, creating conditions for closer contact with the professional contexts. It also seeks to develop the theoretical and methodological framework suitable to the development of research activities on the field. Special attention is given to the ethical dimensions of communication, which should characterize not only the content but also the work processes, becoming the main culture in the relationship between all the actors. The course is organized in three areas of specialization: Audiovisual and Multimedia; Information and Journalism; Advertising and Public Relations. The program’s 2nd year consists of a single curricular unit corresponding to Internship and Final Report. Students can choose to do the internship and report on a company from the business area of the respective specialization or an internship and Report on a research project, by choosing one of the research projects which integrate the Professors of the Communication and Society Research Centre. [-]

Master of Professional Counselling

Monash University Malaysia
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  February 2017 Malaysia Selangor + 1 more

The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. [+]

The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience of working as professional counsellors/psychologists. This course is designed to prepare you to become registered counsellors in settings such as community mental health, schools, health centers, workplaces, and in private practice. The course is also suitable if you are already working in various professions who may wish to utilise counselling skills in roles such as teaching, social work and human resources. A distinctive feature of the course is its focus on preparing students to be culturally competent counsellors in Malaysia and the region. This course requires you to undertake 504 hours of clinical placements, including a minimum of 192 hours of client contact. Through these mandatory placements, you have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision in clinical settings. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS This course will be submitted for accreditation by the following professional organisations: Malaysian Board of Counsellors (Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia) Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA COURSE STRUCTURE This course consists of advance prepatory units, core units and application units. You must complete: (a) Four advanced prepatory units (24 points) Counselling practice and theory Human growth and lifespan development Mental health issues: grief, trauma and substance abuse Counselling in a multicultural context (b) Eight core units (48 points) Children and adolescents counselling Personnel and career development counselling Counselling skills: individuals and couples Ethics and professional issues in counselling and psychology Group counselling skills and psychotherapy Cognitive behaviour therapy Advanced personnel and career development counselling Counselling research design, statistics and program evaluation (c) Four application units (24 points) Psychological assessment and measurement Counselling practicum Research project in counselling Counselling Internship OUTCOMES On completion of the course, you should be able to work as counsellor with an advanced level of knowledge, and be cognisant of the professional issues involved in undertaking counselling as a profession in Malaysia and the region. You would be able to work in settings such as community mental health clinics, schools, health centers, workplaces and in private practice. [-]

Official Master's Degree In Political And Institutional Communication (master's Degree In Marketing, Consulting And Political Communication - Usc)

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time May 2017 Spain Madrid

This program gives access to dual degree of Master in Political and Institutional Communication at the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset (IUIOG) and Master in Marketing, Consulting and Communication Policy at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). [+]

Master's Degrees in Professional Communication. This program gives access to dual degree of Master in Political and Institutional Communication at the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset (IUIOG) and Master in Marketing, Consulting and Communication Policy at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). Teachers credits earned in the Master are recognized automatically, without having to take additional training courses for access to doctoral studies at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Murcia through program agreements with these universities. GOALS The Master in Political and Institutional Communication It is the main reference of this discipline in Spain, having been considered in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 the best Master of Communication, according to the prestigious ranking of Masters prepared annually by the newspaper El Mundo. His training program responds to the growing demand for communication professionals in organizations with a strategic approach. It offers those who wish to specialize in this field the necessary tools, both theoretical and especially practical for the design and implementation of effective strategies and effective policy and institutional communication. General objectives: This Master is a program that has as main objective to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for proper professional performance in the field of marketing and political communication always at the governmental, administrative and / or institutional setting. It is to produce graduates with a comprehensive understanding of all areas related to political marketing, at the same time possess skills to meet the multiple tasks that address in companies engaged in these market areas. - Specific objectives: 1. Develop a comprehensive global marketing of political thought, political communication in particular and political consulting in general. 2. Gain a thorough understanding of the different technical consultancy, processes affecting politics and political marketing communication techniques, strategies and resources needed to implement, manage and enhance marketing organizations and institutions. 3. Get a comprehensive understanding of the social and organizational context in which political marketing to know how to identify audiences, partners, actors and agents of communication as well as communication and marketing tools that are required to interact with each develops. Four. Acquire skills to adapt to the common work of political consulting, and communication equipment and management of political marketing, and in complementary areas of consulting, which is essential for knowing how to prepare a project to be able to present a good report . 5. Enhance and develop their managerial skills to successfully exercise their responsibilities in organizations and institutions that use the marketing and communication. The main objective of the title is to produce graduates with a comprehensive understanding of all areas related to political marketing, with the ability to select, manage communication and dissemination. Also, in view of the necessary amendments to the market, the Master offers a path of specialization in political consulting that allow students to learn the techniques and dynamics necessary for incorporation into this market. The aim with this master is to equip students with an advanced global vision, that he can fulfill his career in a variety of organizations and public and private institutions. In this respect, the employability of students includes political parties, public institutions, companies, NGOs or media companies or political consulting. Program Development The Master has a duration of one academic year, beginning in October 2016 and end in June 2017. The inauguration of the academic year will take place on October 19, 2016. Lectures should preferably be on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, while workshops for the acquisition of skills and abilities, optional character, shall be sent some Thursday afternoon. The course will combine various teaching methodologies to facilitate understanding of the theoretical content through workshops and experiences of communication professionals. The case method, lectures, classwork defenses, seminars with international personalities, workshops and group work will be used. Obtaining a master's degree will be subject to the passing of the syllabus according to the criteria established by each teacher, active participation in class and the development of TFM conducted under the supervision of tutors specialized in the area of ​​student interest . In no case shall miss more than 20% of classes in each module. To complement the training, students in the Master, through covenants University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset, may make stays at universities and research centers in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, in order to continue to improve their knowledge in the field of political communication. Admission Requsitos ACCESS QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred qualifications: - Graduates / as in Political Science - Graduate / as in Journalism and Information Sciences - Graduate / as in Economics - Graduate / as in Administration and Management - Graduate in Advertising and Public Relations - Graduate Public Administration and Management - Graduate in right no preferred qualifications: All university qualifications that allow access to Master studies. The Master in Marketing, Consulting and Communication Policy may be carried out both at USC and at headquarters Research Center Ortega y Gasset. However, the registration process will be made only at the University of Santiago through its virtual secretariat. Updated information on each call for registration Access: They can access the official teachings of master: 1. People who hold a Spanish official university degree. 2. Those with a certificate issued by an institution of higher education that empowers EHEA in the country issuing the qualification for admission to master's degree. 3. The graduates from outside the EHEA educational systems without approval of their titles, after verification by the University that such qualifications represent a level of education equivalent to the corresponding Spanish university degrees and that empower the country issuing the degree access to graduate education. scholarships Scholarships Students who wish to study this program can apply for the scholarships listed below. [-]

Master (MSc) Communication Practice

School Of Professional Studies - Columbia University
Campus Full time 4 - 5  September 2017 USA New York

Columbia University’s Master of Science in Communications Practice program provides you with a foundation of analytical skills, storytelling know-how, audience understanding, and an internship to gain a competitive edge in the field and prepare for a career-track job in communications. [+]

Build a strategic mindset for the communications workplace. Columbia University’s Master of Science in Communications Practice program provides you with a foundation of analytical skills, storytelling know-how, audience understanding, and an internship to gain a competitive edge in the field and prepare for a career-track job in communications. You’ll be prepared to segment and target audiences, evaluate and design research tools, use social media strategically, develop storytelling skills, and thoroughly understand how to develop effective communications strategies. Extensive Real-World Experience Aided by the program’s professional network, you secure an internship at a New York City firm. For your entire third semester, you will put your skills to use there as a fully functioning member of a communications team, expand your résumé, and build a network of contacts. Spend a semester exploring and working in the communications capital of the world. Hear three students discuss their internship. Gaining further experience, for your Portfolio Project, you will select and analyze a real-world communications challenge faced by an organization. A mentor assigned from among Columbia’s Strategic Communications program alumni will advise you along the way. Communications Skills Employers Value Most Communications executives demand their best new hires think critically about any communications challenge before acting. The M.S. in Communications Practice provides you with the mindset and analytical skills these employers value most, not technologies and tasks that may be obsolete by graduation. This focus on strategy prepares you to obtain a higher-level job more quickly. Outside of the classroom, we encourage students to take advantage of our supplemental communications seminars and workshops, such as Columbia’s Strategic Communications Workshop Series, to further develop their skills and career advancement opportunities, and network with students and alumni from Columbia’s Strategic Communications M.S. program and leaders in the field. Curriculum 42–45 points for degree completion Full-time program only 4–5 consecutive terms to complete On-campus instruction only Fall intake only Time Demands Courses take place during the day, evenings, and on specific Saturdays. Class meetings vary in length from two to four hours. Every week, students should be prepared to spend 25 to 30 hours outside of class in order to complete assigned readings, work on projects, and participate in meetings with work groups. In order to receive the master's degree in Communications Practice, students must complete all requirements of the degree in a maximum of five terms (including an internship) with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. If a situation arises where a student must leave for the semester, under certain circumstances, it may be possible to resume the following year. Enrollment & Transfers Individual Course Enrollment Individual course enrollment for this program is occasionally available for some courses on a space-available basis. Advanced Standing Previous Course Work — Into the Program In principle, the School of Continuing Education does not accept transfer credit for degree work done at another institution. However, students enrolled in an M.S. degree program may petition their Program Director for advanced standing if they believe course work they have previously done is duplicative. Transfer Credit — Out of the Program Students who seek to apply course credit towards a degree must consult with the degree-granting school in order to determine eligibility and limitations. The School of Continuing Education cannot advise students on the applicability of credit toward another degree. [-]

Master of Professional Communication (MPC)

Westminster College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Salt Lake City + 1 more

MPC is a core that provides a conceptual and historical framework in communication, oral and visual communication and prepare writers and communication experts for positions in business, industry, government. [+]

Master's Degrees in Professional Communication.

Program Goals- To enhance skills in a specific area of communication. - To develop an understanding of the use and application of technology essential in the communication field. - To develop a broader understanding of ethical and social responsibilities of professional communicators. - To improve oral and written communication skills. - To develop a deeper appreciation for the importance of effective visual design and enhanced abilities to apply design principles to communication pieces.ObjectivesThe Master of Professional Communication (MPC) degree program and the related Graduate Communication Certificates are designed to prepare writers and communication experts for positions in business, industry, government, or any other organization where communication skills are a primary tool. ... [-]