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Communications, PR and the Media MA

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What is Communications, PR and the Media MA?

Gain the extra qualifications and knowledge to get ahead in the Public Relations (PR) and communications sector and discover what it takes to create award-winning campaigns.

Learning from lecturers who have come straight from industry, you’ll develop the expertise you need to communicate effectively across digital, social, broadcast and print media.

Influencer-targeting, video, social media, copywriting and more are taught alongside the strategic public relations and campaign planning skills you’ll need to succeed in the modern workplace.

Study style

This degree is very hands-on, including a lot of practical learning supported by a spine of academic theory. There is a big emphasis on industry relevance throughout the one-year course including a strong programme of guest lectures to provide industry links and opportunities for our students.

We also work to live client briefs on some of our modules in areas such as content creation and campaign planning which all help to provide on the job-style experiences.

You’ll have access to facilities described by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council as among the very best in the country – our Media Centre includes professional-standard film, TV, music and news studios as well as editing suites, Mac equipment and production galleries.

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Entry requirements

    • You should hold at least a  2.2 Bachelors degree with honours.

    • We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification

    • Applicants without a bachelors degree but with significant relevant industry experience.

    • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

Course modules

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Fees and costs

Start date Location Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Sep 2022 Park, Cheltenham £8,275 £15,000
Sep 2023 Park, Cheltenham TBC TBC
Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • PR Executive
  • Communications Executive
  • Copywriter
  • Social Media Executive
  • Account Manager.

Industry links

Our staff have professional experience in the communications industry. Lecturers include a current PR consultancy owner and former Editor of The Citizen newspaper.

We also have a strong programme of guest lecturers each year for students to gain even more industry connections and knowledge. In the 2020/21 year, this has included Sport England, Dyson, UCAS, Reach PLC and award-winning PR agencies Rise at Seven, Red Consultancy, 10 Yetis Digital and Radioactive PR.

You'll be taught by communications professionals

Learning from our lecturers’ professional experience and contacts, you’ll gain insight from our large network of alumni, with former students returning for guest lectures covering many subjects, including celebrity, sport, agency and NGOs.

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Access the best facilities

Our facilities were described by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council as ‘among the very best in the country’. Our Media Centre includes professional-standard film, TV, music and news studios as well as editing suites, Mac equipment and production galleries.

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Get ahead in the PR and communications sector

Get prepared for life in agencies, in-house communications teams or as a freelancer. Gain the extra qualifications and knowledge to get ahead and discover what it takes to create award-winning communications campaigns.

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Endless possibilities with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in the subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG students can benefit from an alumni discount. Receive 20% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees as a 2022 graduate.

Discover your next step.

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