MAs in Public Relations - PR

Compare 11 Masters of Arts in Public Relations - PR

Public Relations - PR

Obtaining a Master of Arts in Public Relations is a great option for students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or a similar field. Students who successfully complete one of these programs are prepared to take on a wide variety of positions within the constantly evolving communications industry.

Just what is an MA in Public Relations? This professional program prepares students for employment in a broad range of PR and advanced leadership roles within the communications and advertising sectors. Topics of study in a Public Relations MA program include crisis management and print, online, and broadcast journalism, in addition to a review of industry fundamentals such as writing, research, and general communications tools. These MA programs also emphasize key principles that relate to PR and advertising, including strategy, critical thinking, client management, and ethics.

Students who successfully obtain an MA in Public Relations are prepared for work in a broad variety of high-paying positions within the advertising, marketing, communications, and government sectors. Not only does an advanced degree give graduates a leg up on the job search, but taking the necessary degree coursework can also help them forge critical industry relationships with other students and instructors that lead to increased internship, networking, and career opportunities.

The cost of obtaining a master’s degree varies from program to program based on a variety of factors, such as the length of the program and the geographic area in which it is taken.

Those who successfully complete a Public Relations MA program are prepared for work in a broad range of positions. They may go into public or private practice, or they may look for communications, PR director, or manager positions within an agency, nonprofit, or government setting.

To further explore the range of Public Relations MA programs that exist, utilize Masterstudies’ extensive database of available programs around the globe and use the lead form to find a program that best fits your needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 


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Master of Arts - Lobbying & Public Affairs

Sup de Pub
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London France Paris + 1 more

London is the European capital where most of the major lobbying consultancies are located. This specialisation offers the opportunity to appreciate in greater depth the universe of PR [+]

Master of Arts - Lobbying & Public Affairs

London is the European capital where most of the major lobbying consultancies are located. This specialisation offers the opportunity to appreciate in greater depth the universe of PR and political communications.

An excellent level of both spoken and written English is required.

Jo LYNN

Mentor of the Lobbying & Public Affairs Program

Jo Lynn is an experienced Public Relations Consultant and Trainer. She began her career in Fleet Street before working for some of the best PR agencies in the world: Burson Marsteller, Good Relations and Lynne Franks. She alos headed Splash Press Agency for 12 years until she created her own PR agency: Jo Lynn Consultancy.... [-]


MA in Public Relations

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

This course is designed to produce the future leaders of the Public Relations Industry. You will not only learn the practical skills required to embark on a career in PR but also the research and analysis skills that will help you get ahead. You will create campaigns, pitch to clients, stage a press conference and create videos and blogs, as well as write research reports, essays and a dissertation. You will also explore issues affecting the industry, such as professional ethics and the impact of digital media. [+]

This course is designed to produce the future leaders of the Public Relations Industry. You will not only learn the practical skills required to embark on a career in PR but also the research and analysis skills that will help you get ahead. You will create campaigns, pitch to clients, stage a press conference and create videos and blogs, as well as write research reports, essays and a dissertation. You will also explore issues affecting the industry, such as professional ethics and the impact of digital media. The course has close links to the London-based PR industry, and is one of a select few chosen by the professional body PRCA for its University partnership initiative. These connections with leading PR practitioners help you gain the practical knowledge and understanding you need to work in PR. Course content The course combines practice skills with analytical tools and is highly participative. You will take part in workshops, debates, seminars, presentations and group exercises including making pitches and presenting creative campaign ideas. The course runs for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). There are no formal examinations on this course. You are assessed on course work including essays, presentations, blogs, group work and your participation in class exercises. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Contemporary Theory and Issues in PR This module explores a range of perspectives on PR. We look at the social, cultural and management approaches to PR, and examine... [-]

MA in Corporate Communications and Public Relations Management

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

Corporate communication and Public relations have become strategic management tools in this new age of global and information-centered business environments. Corporations and other organizations need human resources trained and qualified in corporate communications to reach their objectives and excel in their fields. This graduate program presents the opportunity to learn applied practical and theoretical knowledge as well as conduct academic research. [+]

MA Degrees in Public Relations - PR. Corporate communication and Public relations have become strategic management tools in this new age of global and information-centered business environments. Corporations and other organizations need human resources trained and qualified in corporate communications to reach their objectives and excel in their fields. This graduate program presents the opportunity to learn applied practical and theoretical knowledge as well as conduct academic research. The language of instruction is Turkish. The degree is offered in a thesis and a non-thesis track. Classes are scheduled by taking students’ professional work schedules into consideration. Why Study at KHAS Corporate Communication and Public Relations M.A. Program? We aim to help organization act in accordance to corporate social responsibility understanding, manage their reputations and corporate brands successfully, and support their work through academic research by encouraging our alumni to establish their careers in corporate communication departments in the professional world. The program provides a rich and intellectual perspective through courses designed specifically for the program and by making it possible for students to take elective courses from other graduate programs. Requisite courses CPR 501 Principles of Corporate Communications (3 credits) CPR 502 Corporate Social Responsibility and Reputation Management (3 credits) CPR 504 Corporate Culture and Internal Communications (3 credits) SBE 500 Seminar (Non-credit) Required only for the thesis track. SBE 501 Research methods (3 credits) Required only for the thesis track. SBE 590 Thesis (Non-credit) Required only for the thesis track. SBE 580 Project (Non-credit) Required only for the non-thesis... [-]

MA Marketing and Advertising: Communications & PR

Marbella International University Centre
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Málaga

Develop effective marketing, brand, advertising and PR knowledge and enhance your future career in these fields. [+]

Develop effective marketing, brand, advertising and PR knowledge and enhance your future career in these fields. Duration: 1 year Language: English Programme Title: Marketing & Advertising: Communications & PR Degree Awarded: MA Communications The programme aims to create educated professionals who are able to think critically and know how to efficiently investigate, verify and market information, products and services and who are creative experts in the fields of Marketing, Advertising and Communications. Key Disciplines Covered: Communication Strategy Digital Marketing and Advertising Market Research Advertising on Internet Search Engines The main purpose of this MA programme is to provide its students with a meaningful, high quality and contemporary education based on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge that is applied to practical examples, giving students the chance to either enhance their current career or to take the next academic step in their studies after finalising a BA in order to increase their employability. These professionals will be able to adapt to an ever-changing market, identifying needs and providing tangible solutions through marketing, branding and advertising products and services. Career Opportunities Upon completion of the Marketing & Advertising MA, graduates will be skilled, creative, problem solving, decision-making professionals able to pursue careers in the following fields: PR & Communications Press Management Marketing Management Digital Marketing Product and Brand Management Campaign coordination Advertising Lecturer Entry Requirements Rolling Admission - We receive and process applications on an ongoing basis as they are sent in. Entry Requirements: 4 Year Bachelor Degree* or equivalent from a national... [-]

MA Public Relations

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

A communication plan that adds value: it's what every organisation wants. Develop the advanced skills and theory you'll need for a successful career in public relations and communications on this industry approved course. Graduate with the knowledge and skills to strategically manage reputations and communicate effectively with the people on the inside and the outside of an organisation. [+]

MA Degrees in Public Relations - PR. A communication plan that adds value: it's what every organisation wants. Develop the advanced skills and theory you'll need for a successful career in public relations and communications on this industry approved course. Graduate with the knowledge and skills to strategically manage reputations and communicate effectively with the people on the inside and the outside of an organisation. CONTENT: Gain a solid grounding in the theory and practice of Public Relations with this highly regarded Masters degree, and accelerate within one of the UK’s most vibrant professions that ranks consistently amongst the top three career choices for new graduates. Recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), this course will appeal to those who may already be working in the profession and want to progress, those who are seeking a career move, or those wishing to start their career by establishing a strong knowledge base. What you can expect You can expect to develop the intellectual abilities, skills and knowledge needed to strategically manage the reputation of brands and organisations, add value to their commercial success and support their goals. The course will give you a framework for the PR planning process, addressing the critical role of research and evaluation. You will examine the disciplines of stakeholder communications, events management, investor relations, public affairs and employee communications and how they link to corporate strategy, and be involved in planning and implementing national and international campaigns. As part of this, you'll explore the... [-]

MA Advertising

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

By combining cutting edge thinking with practical project work, MA Advertising will enable you to develop the essential skills and experience to succeed within this dynamic and challenging industry. [+]

By combining cutting edge thinking with practical project work, MA Advertising will enable you to develop the essential skills and experience to succeed within this dynamic and challenging industry. You will be encouraged to develop your creativity, produce dynamic and persuasive work, and gain an in-depth critical insight into advertising and its role in shaping society and culture. REASONS TO APPLY MA Advertising builds on the outstanding reputation and award-winning success of our undergraduate BA (Hons) Advertising programme. Gain in-depth knowledge and a high-level of professional skills to develop, implement and evaluate a wide range of advertising activities. Explore your practice in ‘creative laboratory’ conditions, productive dialogue with theory and through critically supportive engagement with tutors and your peers. The course features a guest lecture series delivered by industry experts, academics and practitioners from the highest levels of the advertising industry. Benefit from being immersed in the vibrant energy and creative community of London College of Communication; from photography exhibitions to film screenings, animation shows to interactive design installations, and masterclasses from delivered by experts across the creative industries. CONTENT MA Advertising combines cutting edge thinking with practical project work, enabling you to develop the intellectual abilities and gain the relevant experience needed to succeed within this dynamic and challenging industry. This blend of academic rigor with practical experience is designed to give you in-depth critical insight into advertising and improve your understanding of the impact the media, society and culture has on individuals and organisations and in turn the... [-]

MA Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Learn to engage with a global audience through social media, viral marketing and creative writing at Europe’s largest PR teaching department. [+]

MA Degrees in Public Relations - PR. Gain the expertise to operate within a global economy and develop your writing and presentation skills to engage with audiences across the world on this accredited course. The use of the internet, mobile technology and social media has had a huge impact on our lives and the way we communicate ? information is quite literally available at our fingertips and word of mouth is spreading faster than ever before. This trend is leading to a greater demand for communications professionals who can plan strategic PR campaigns and implement social media and viral campaigns in order to drive businesses forward in the digital age. You will be paired with an experienced mentor from industry, who will offer valuable advice on your future career and the latest developments in the field. You will also take on a live public relations consultancy project for a client. You will have the option to undertake a work placement in your second semester. Requirements Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes... [-]

MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management

Cardiff University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Public relations is a booming industry - even in a recession as other promotional sectors contract, PR has continued to grow year-on-year. [+]

MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management Public relations is a booming industry - even in a recession as other promotional sectors contract, PR has continued to grow year-on-year. The numbers of Public Relations Officers (PROs) now match journalists in the UK and there is a big demand for graduates who have the skills to meet the dynamic changes of this exciting and growing sector. Public relations specialisms are expanding too, and graduates are gaining jobs in a number of areas including crisis management, corporate social responsibility, media relations, corporate communication, sponsorship and internal comms. Public relations, at its heart, is about communication between an organisation and its public(s), but 21st Century public relations - with the advent of new media - is embedded in everything from politics and business to celebrity. Gone are the days when PR was an afterthought - it is now firmly at the heart of strategic organisational planning. The MA at Cardiff is a unique one year course that develops students who have the skills and techniques required to practice public relations at an international level. Aside from gaining valuable practical skills, students are introduced to business, organisational and PR theory so that they can apply critical thinking to professional scenarios to further the effectiveness and quality of public relations that is practiced in industry. This synthesis of theory and practice culminates in a final dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words where students have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt to... [-]

MA Media and Public Relations

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This course examines the role of public relations in shaping media output both within media organisations themselves and in relation to the external impact of PR on the media. [+]

MA Degrees in Public Relations - PR. About the Course This course examines the role of public relations in shaping media output both within media organisations themselves and in relation to the external impact of PR on the media. The field of public relations has grown dramatically in the past 20 years and this has had profound implications for the media and other institutions that rely on the media to disseminate knowledge. This course will investigate the rise of public relations and its links with global media institutions from historical perspectives and in relation to the contemporary media landscape. It will offer a critical examination of the role of PR in the mediation of power as well as the role of public relations in a range of media arenas. You will be encouraged to reflect critically and theoretically on the function of PR in relation to: the role of the media in political communication, media policy, celebrity culture, film marketing, alternative media, media campaigning, and new media technologies. You will be offered the opportunity to plan PR campaigns and reflect on their role in the knowledge economy. This combination will provide you with the opportunity to examine the context in which PR practice takes place and to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work ethically in PR at an international level. Aims You will gain an advanced knowledge of the relevant theories of public relations which explain and debate its significance. You will learn about the history of the... [-]

MA in Public Affairs

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ghana Accra

Course work will be completed during two long vacation periods. Each of the two year course work will last for six weeks, making it a total of 12 weeks, while two weeks (one week each) will be spent on revision and [+]

MASTER OF ARTS (MA) IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Course work will be completed during two long vacation periods. Each of the two year course work will last for six weeks, making it a total of 12 weeks, while two weeks (one week each) will be spent on revision and examinations, making a total of four weeks. Students will be expected to complete and submit their Special Topics by October of the second year of the programme.

Entry Requirements

i) A good first degree in the social sciences from a recognized University.

ii) A minimum of three years working experience in the private or public sector.

iii) A pass in an entrance examination and an interview.... [-]


MA Public Relations and Corporate Communications

Kingston University London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Our Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA is designed for people who want to build their careers in internal communications or public relations (PR) and enhance their understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR). [+]

MA Degrees in Public Relations - PR. Choose Kingston's Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA Our Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA is designed for people who want to build their careers in internal communications or public relations (PR) and enhance their understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) – students on the course can apply for student membership. No exams – you will be assessed on your coursework and use it to build a portfolio you will be proud to show recruiters. Internship opportunity at The Fifth Business. Add study at the prestigious Boston University to your programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Graduates from this course typically go on to work in senior internal communications, public relations and corporate social responsibility roles. Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. What will you study? This course is highly practical... [-]