​​Master of Arts in Strategic Communications​

Message from the Dean

The Master of Arts in Strategic Communications is more than just an academic pursuit; it represents a transformative educational journey. With the demand for proficient communicators steadily increasing, graduates of this programme are poised to not only meet but exceed the expectations of the constantly evolving realm of strategic communications. Positioned at the convergence of innovation, global significance, and practical application, this course is the ideal choice for individuals aspiring to leadership roles in the field. The Aga Khan University Master of Arts in Strategic Communications equips you with the skills and insights needed to navigate the complexities of contemporary communication. Its curriculum seamlessly integrates cutting-edge theory with hands-on experiences, ensuring that graduates possess both theoretical knowledge and practical skills applicable in real-world scenarios.

The faculty comprises a diverse blend of seasoned academics and industry professionals, offering insights gleaned from different countries and professional contexts.

What sets this programme apart is its holistic approach to development. Beyond mastering the technical aspects of strategic communication, students are encouraged to cultivate critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and a profound sense of social responsibility. Graduates emerge not only as adept communicators but also as conscientious leaders ready to make positive contributions to society.

If you aspire to become a skilled communicator and catalyst for change, this programme is for you.

Prof. Nancy Booker,


About the programme

The Master of Arts in Strategic Communications has been developed in response to the communication needs of a modern and rapidly changing society. It seeks to address the strategic communication challenges of companies, non-profits and government, as well as public and private institutions.

Rooted in the belief that communications must respond to the pressing issues facing the world, the programme recognises the growing role of communications in every sector and elevates it from a tactical to strategic function.

Students will gain knowledge and skills to apply strategic communications in diverse fields such as health, development, public affairs, politics, finance, and corporate settings.

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2024 Admissions Cycle  ​

Admissions window: February 24, 2024 - May 4, 2024