Program Details

This program offers a cutting-edge curriculum offers a combination of practical branding, PR, production and social media courses complemented by crucial theoretical and analytical courses treating actual cases.
Location:
Paris, France
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Communication Studies

Program Overview

Program Description:

Well-crafted communications strategies are central to the positioning of international organizations, national governments, and the diverse range of actors composing civil society.

The Development Communications Track within the MA in Global Communications explores how civil society actors use communication to achieve their goals. A cutting-edge curriculum offers a combination of practical branding, PR, production and social media courses complemented by crucial theoretical and analytical courses treating actual cases.

Expanding experience, introducing ideas

This track is designed for both professionals seeking broader academic training and new students seeking a range of specific training and broad understanding. Students study specific issues of global civil society relating to broad categories of freedom and expression, advocacy, governance and the rule of law. The theoretical part of this degree examines issues of power, political as well as institutional agency, discourse and mediated communication. Current trends in governance, non-state and civil society organization will also be studied.

Hands-on training

In addition to equipping students with new or expanded communications skills, the hands-on practical courses and modules enable students to think critically, on the basis of case studies, about interaction between the State, private business and the third sector. Themes studied include both internal and external communication in organizations.

Practica have been run outside France in Morocco and India. Students will gain insight into communication between NGO members, within the NGO world and civil society, between NGOs, donors and governments, and between NGOs and the corporate world.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
The American University of Paris has been continuously accredited since 1973 by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), one of only six prestigious regional accreditation associations in the United States. The Middle States Commission accredits many other well known universities in the United States, such as Cornell University, Columbia University, and New York University. AUP is a non-profit educational institution incorporated in the State of Delaware and licensed by the Board of Education as a Delaware institution of higher education. The University is registered in the United States as a 501 (c) (3), a not-for-profit organization.
Financial Aid:
Yes
Requirements:
A successful application to The American University of Paris requires several supporting documents and sometimes tests. Most can be uploaded directly in your online application. - Online application form - Personal statement - C.V. or resumé - Two letters of recommendation - Official transcripts - English Language Test - Standardized tests (required for most programs)
International Requirements:
n/a

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