Course Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 4, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 - 3 years
14,800 GBP
UK/EU: 7400 GBP. International: 14,800 GBP. (Full Time)
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