(Hons) Public Relations and Communications, B.A.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11200
    Tuition (Year)
    9000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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London is a global hub for the PR and communications industry. We have strong connections with international PR experts, and our teaching staff will provide you with a valuable link to these professional networks.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Successful graduates will be eligible for the CIPR Advanced Certificate in Public Relations, helping to improve your career earning potential.

You will gain an understanding of PR principles and professional skills in writing, presenting, networking, digital communications and media relations. You will learn how to analyse target audiences and implement effective PR and communications campaigns.

Our specialised courses will help you to develop a range of communication skills, and there is a strong emphasis on social media and media relations. You will also be encouraged to reflect on professionalism and ethics.

Links to industry

You will have opportunities to explore specialist sectors, such as corporate, consumer or charity PR. PR industry experts from companies such as Marks & Spencer, leading PR consultancies, the Media Trust and the police, deliver guest lectures to keep you up to date on the latest trends.

In addition, there are field trips to high profile, London-based organisations from the heart of government to Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Employability

In the third year, you will have the option to undertake a work placement to build your core skills, which employers seek in graduates. Previous students have secured placements at the Walt Disney Company, Ford and Sony.

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries. The team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Students can also study to gain dual qualifications from this programme: the Institute's Advanced Certificate in Public Relations qualification has been embedded within the degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Communicating for PR
  • Financial Aspects of Marketing/PR
  • Personal Professional Development: Self-management in PR
  • Introducing Public Relations
  • Digital Communications
  • Introduction to the Events Industry
  • Principles and Practice of Marketing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 5.5

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Academic Requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels, of which no more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

GCSE English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access courses
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.
Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies

In addition

Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11200 International
  • GBP 9000 EU/EEA

Funding

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