Duration: Full-time 12 months, Part-time 24 months
Public Relations is now established as a professional discipline in media communication. This course offers students the opportunity to study media and public relations at Masters Level, by offering both practical and theoretical components. The course is aimed at two types of student:
Assesment is in the form of essays, oral presentations, reports, projects and dissertation. A Masters’ degree is made up of 180 credits in total. Each module is worth 20 credits, with a 60 credit dissertation. All students will study the following:
(60 credits) involving:
Independent research investigating and analysing a chosen theme or issue relating to journalism, with expert guidance and support.
Full-time student will study two compulsory modules and one optional module each of the first two semesters, while the third semester is dedicated to the research dissertation.
Part-time students will study the four compulsory modules during the first year (two modules each of the first two semesters), while in the second year they will study the two optional modules and work on the research dissertation.
Most modules are scheduled during the day and there are no special teaching provisions for part-time students.
After graduation, students can find employment within public, private and voluntary organisations such as advertising, press and broadcasting industries, public relations consultancy businesses. Public relations skills are also sought after in other career contexts such as education, governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as NGOs and charities.
Students have the opportunity to undertake further research on completion of the MA, by applying to embark on a PhD in the field of media, communication and cultural studies. The course offers sophisticated conceptual and theoretical knowledge and methodological skills including the ability to formulate research questions, engage in data gathering and analysis, and to complete a dissertation. Students must demonstrate proficiency at MA level and discuss their chosen research topic with relevant tutors who can advise them whether the topic, approach and methodology relate to academic staff research expertise
On entry to the MA programme, students must have a qualification equivalent to level 6.5 for English Speaking Union.
If you are a non-EU student, the University provides a unique support service tailored especially for the masters programme. It takes the form of an intensive orientation course, starting in early September, with ongoing tutorials and workshops. This support initially helps to orient you to the British learning environment, explores cross-cultural expectations and introduces you to study skills necessary for the master's programme.
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Please note that there is now a £25 non-refundable application fee for each applicant. Each applicant can apply for more than one of our Masters courses in Media after making a single application fee payment. Application fee payments can be made at the University’s Webstore.
For any queries about admission to this programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org.