Whether you want a strategic understanding of social media, refined creative skills through professional writing or the sensitivity of the communications to make an entrepreneurial impact, the MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is ideal.
You will undertake structured practice in modern media skills, taught by motivated industry professionals with impressive academic credentials.
Gaining valuable professional media skills improves your prospects for a successful career in journalism, public relations, broadcasting, entrepreneurship, advertising or marketing.
If you are already an industry professional, this course offers dynamic new media skills and qualifications to boost your continuing professional development.
Why Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations at Swansea?
Swansea University has an excellent reputation for communication, media practice and PR.
Based on our inspirational Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay, we have the expertise and full range of modern facilities to ensure your learning is as up to the minute as possible.
Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.
It offers postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.
Your Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations Experience
You will study a set number of 20-credit modules before taking a 60-credit dissertation project of your choosing in the second part of the course.
Modules include theory and practice-based subjects such as video and documentary making, professional and promotional writing, global media, the business and politics of digital media, visual communications and media design, and PR, branding and promotion.
Further modules in communication, theory, film and history are also available.
You decide the subject of your dissertation together with a tutor.
Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations Employment Opportunities
You will develop excellent oral and professional writing skills, improving your abilities with digital media and learning to present ideas in a range of formats.
Graduates from this course enter a range of creative industries including journalism, publicity, broadcasting, marketing and advertising.
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.
Careers and Employability
Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.
Our career support services include:
Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.