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Applications are rolling in and preparations are being made for the 2020/21 Masters in Internal Communication Management, delivered in partnership by the IoIC and Solent University.

This year, due to implications caused by Covid-19 on individuals and businesses globally, the Masters will begin in November rather than the usual September start.

We know that many internal communication professionals are still very much in the midst of crisis management and we want to give prospective students that additional time for the ‘new normal’ to start to consolidate, allowing them the time to complete the application process and ensure they are ready to start the programme.

All key dates for the 2020/21 programme can be found here.

In addition to the change of start date, this year’s programme will also see a more flexible approach to workshops. Sessions will happen online while restrictions make face to face workshops impractical, then in person when this is allowed. However, students will still be able to choose to attend virtually if this fits better with their personal circumstances. 

The teaching team moved quickly at the start of lockdown to ensure the 2019/20 cohort of Masters students were still able to access the high quality teaching and learning they had come to expect having attended their previous workshops in-person. The experience the team have gained in delivering half of this year’s workshops virtually, combined with the blended learning design of the overall programme, means we can be certain that 2020/21 students will continue to benefit from the excellent student experience which the programme is famous for.

Liz Cochrane, course director, explains what 2020/21students can expect:

“We realised at the very start of lockdown just how fortunate we are in having a programme that already incorporates a number of virtual elements. Much of the interaction we have has always been online, with virtual discussion groups, webinars or Zoom calls at key points in each assignment, and the individual support that we give to students as they progress their assessments. We’ve had great feedback from this year’s students about the online workshops, as we kept all the interactivity and discussion that’s a hallmark of each session. Now, we’re planning to blend the workshops themselves. It opens up all sorts of possibilities - including people being able to join the programme from anywhere in the world”.

Applications for the 2020/21 intake are open now and can be considered until the end of October 2020. To request the application form, please click here, and for more information please email [email protected].
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