MA year 2 Information professions: Communication, Lobbying, Media

The MA year 2 courses in Information professions: Communication, Lobbying, Media is designed and delivered as part of an Sciences Po Aix-EJCAM partnership (Institute of Political Studies - School of Journalism and Communication of Aix Marseille). As required by the professional practice of business information, the training courses benefit both from a highly multidisciplinary university level education (Information and Communication Sciences, Political Science, Economics, Law, Sociology) and courses delivered in french by the best professionals in the sectors of journalism, communications communities and organisations, new media, business intelligence, etc.

The MA year 2 Information professions offers three separate tracks:

Public and political communication (PPC)

Consulting, influential communication and public relations (CIMPR)

Journalism career and international issues (JII)


Applicants are welcomed from:

  • MA graduates  year 1 from  the School of Journalism and Communication of Aix Marseille (EJCAM)
  • For external MA graduate students

 

MA year 2 Track Public and political communication (PPC)

The Public and political Communication track trains specialists in corporate communication, particularly among political representatives and senior executives. Classes are held in Aix-en-Provence from September to April, followed by an internship. The media training courses will be provided in Marseille (3 days on the premises of EJCAM).

The MA year 2 Track Consulting, influential communication and public relations (CIMPR)

Lobbying, consulting and strategy track is for those who wish to specialise in communications and public affairs primarily for large corporations and lobbies. Classes are held in Aix-en-Provence (the ESPE - Aix EJCAM antenna – and on the premises of Sciences Po Aix) from September to April, followed by an internship.

The MA year 2 Track Journalism career and international issues (JCII)

Journalism career and international issues track aims at deepening a broad general education. It prepares students to master the different professions of journalism in order to be able to support innovative editorial projects (Journalism, management of editorial projects, multi-media writing). Classes are held:
- From September to December in Aix-en-Provence. A first period of internship from January to March.
- From April to June in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille (radio & TV studios). A second period of internship from July to September.
 

Course outcomes

• Knowledge of communication and reception theories
• Sound knowledge of communication tools and technologies
• Knowledge of practices and the communication professionals environments, strategic consulting and media
• Project management skills
• Proficiency in written and oral communication in a professional context
 

Careers

• Project Manager (office of public and private executives)
• Directors of communication (political, institutional communication, crisis communication and online communication)
• Consultant and  managers (strategy, communication, media relations)
• Editorial Directors, Multi-media editor (press, radio, TV, online), specialized journalists (political, institutional, international)
• Head of media and multimedia project
• Head of political communication

Semester 1

Students from different tracks all take a set of core courses in addition of specific courses in their chosen track

Teaching units 1 Core courses

  • Law and ethics of information and communication
  • Government and governance
  • Media and societies
Teaching Units 2Teaching Units 2Teaching Units 2

MA year 2 Track

Public and political communication

MA year 2 Track

Lobbying, consulting and strategy

MA year 2 Track

Journalism career and international issues

Courses provided by EJCAM

Courses provided by EJCAM

Courses provided by EJCAM

Sustainable development and communicationSustainable development and communicationDigital strategies for the media
Communication, marketing and organisationsCommunication, marketing and organisations 
Media Training  
Courses provided by Sciences Po AixCourses provided by Sciences Po AixCourses provided by Sciences Po Aix
International comparison of journalistic culturesEuropean lobbyingJournalistic genres
Crisis communicationCrisis communicationInternational comparison of journalistics cultures
 Lobbying techniques and public relationsInvestigation

Teaching units 3 Languages

  • English
  • Second language or English reinforced program

Teaching units 4 Methodologies for communication and strategy science

Methodologies for communication and strategy science

OR

Project management (intership) (Online writings for the Track Journalism career and international issues)

Semester 2

Students from different tracks all take a set of core courses in addition of specific courses in their chosen track

Teaching units 1 Core courses

  • Reception and public theories
  • Public and political communication
Teaching units 2Teaching units 2Teaching unit 2

MA year 2 Track

Public and political communication

MA year 2 Track

Lobbying, consulting and strategy

MA year 2 Track

Journalism career and international issues

Electoral sociology (electoral systems, political parties and political life)Electoral sociology (electoral systems, political parties and political life)Political journalism report
EU communicationEconomic issues of information 
Professional skillsProfessional skillsProfessional skills
Political marketing and campaign managementTechniques and practices of negociationInitiation to Radio
The elected representative and his colleaguesIntelligence and strategic information managementInitiation to TV
Community management and social networksInfluence strategy and public affairs 
Influence strategy and public affairs  
   

Teaching units 3 Languages

  • English
  • Second language or English reinforced program

NB: English Writing Workshop for Track Journalism Career

Teaching unit 4 Methodologies for communication and strategy science

Teaching unit 5 Research report or internship

Internship (12 weeks) with a professional report or research report

 

Admission requirements

Admission are opened  to students  who have completed an MA year 1 in  Arts, Literature, Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Political Science Management

 

Head of program Dr. Alexandre Joux

Enquiries:
Admin: Lucie Rivoire
Email: lucie.rivoire@univ-amu.fr

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