The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment.
The MA offers syllabus-based practice in professional, contemporary media skills, taught by industry professionals with academic backgrounds. The programme includes modules in Professional Writing/Journalism, Visual Communications and Media Design, Video and Documentary Making and PR, Branding, and Promotion. Other modules in communication, theory, film, and history are also available.
The programme allows graduates to add valuable and desirable professional media skills for careers in business, journalism, public and media relations, broadcasting, advertising and marketing and industry professionals to acquire new media skills and qualifications that will enhance their continuing professional development.
The full-time MA course is split across the year with three modules offered in each academic semester (a total of six modules in part one) and then a dissertation or professional media practice project over the summer (part two).
The part two component allows students to either write a 16,000-word dissertation or undertake the professional media project which incorporates the practical elements of the course and a short unpaid work placement.
The typical entry requirement is the first degree, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent professional experience. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.
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Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.
International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time.
The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.