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The Masters in Internal Communication Management is the UK’s only Masters degree to focus on the strategic practice of internal communication.

Delivered in partnership between the Institute of Internal Communication and Solent University, the programme plays a key role in the development of the profession, ensuring that practitioners have the knowledge and skills to influence at the highest levels in organisations.

Developed and delivered by senior internal communication professionals who bring a unique mix of practical experience and academic knowledge, the Masters in Internal Communication Management will equip you for increasingly strategic roles, and provide you with the confidence, gravitas and skill to make a real impact in your business at the most senior level. Acquiring Masters status means that you are demonstrating the skills and knowledge required of a practitioner at the highest level of the IoIC’s competency framework. 

The Masters is designed to prepare professionals for increasingly strategic roles in internal communication and add business value in a rapidly changing global organisational environment.

The benefits of studying for the MA in Internal Communication Management include:

  • Adding immediate value by putting theory into practice in your – or your client’s - organisation
  • Developing your interpersonal and leadership skills and having impact at the highest level of the organisation
  • Developing your strategic thinking and evidence-based decision making
  • Gaining essential research and analytical skills to understand and adapt to rapidly changing business needs
  • Producing a valuable piece of tailored research for your organisation
  • Building a strong network of fellow strategic practitioners

By the end of the course, you will be equipped to:

  • Understand the complexities of workplace culture, the psychology of communication, and the implications for your communication practice
  • Develop, implement and evaluate internal communication strategies to meet rapidly changing organisational needs and build engagement
  • Forge leading edge approaches to communication to address the growth of technology and the radical breakdown of organisational boundaries
  • Influence and coach senior managers to ensure optimum communication that meets the needs of the future, and ensure effective leadership communication at all levels
  • Undertake in-depth organisational research to ensure a robust, evidence-based approach to communication interventions

Additional benefits:
+ Dedicated teaching team to guide you throughout your academic journey
+ Access to Solent’s academic library and other support services
+ Free IoIC membership for the duration of your studies, including all usual members benefits


Open Evening 2022 


We are excited to be holding our virtual Opening Evening for the Masters in Internal Communication Management on 30 June between 4pm and 5.30pm. 

At the Open Evening you will have the opportunity to hear from MA alumni about the ways in which the course has improved their internal communication practice, as well as talk to the Course Team about what you'll study, how the course is run, and any other burning questions you may have. 

The Open Evening is open to anyone who is considering applying for the November 2022 cohort, or who is interested in learning more about the Masters Programme. 

Find out more and register your place today! 


Further information on the Masters in Internal Communication Management 

What are the entry criteria for the Masters?

You can find out more information about the programme and what you'll study here or you can download the Masters brochure!

Find out how to apply here.

The knowledge and confidence you gain from completing this Masters is relatively easy to predict.  What wasn’t so clear at the outset was the great group of people I would meet. I now have an excellent network of internal communications professionals.

Susie May, Senior Communications Manager, Network Rail

 "Studying for and gaining my Masters degree gave me so much confidence, even my work colleagues noticed the difference.  I learned from experts and gained valuable insights and knowledge from my student peer group, plus there were so many practical takeaways I felt I could apply and make a difference in the workplace."

Joanna Hall, Communications Consultant, Afire Communications

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