MSc Programs in Public Relations - PR

Compare 8 Master of Science Programs in Public Relations - PR

Public Relations - PR

Many individuals with bachelor’s degrees in science-based fields choose to pursue the Master of Science, or MSc, as a means of expanding their employment opportunities and raising their income. Most Master of Science programs can be completed within about two years, if taken full-time, at which time most graduates either enter the workforce or pursue an even higher academic designation.

Just what is an MSc in Public Relations – PR? Intended for those with existing degrees in advertising, marketing, communications, journalism or a related field, this comprehensive advanced degree program prepares graduates for a wide range of careers. Common areas of study include crisis management, marketing and development, graphic design, writing, politics and general communications. Additional attention is given in some programs to emerging technologies related to the field, and some programs focus heavily on preparing graduates to effectively interact with members of the media.

Many public relations master’s degree-holders are able to earn considerable salaries as upper-level employees of major corporations, small public relations firms or as independent contractors. They are also highly sought after and more likely to be hired for key industry positions than those without degrees or those with lesser degrees.

Tuition rates vary from one Master in Public Relations program to the next. Rates vary based on factors such as the geographic region through which the program is offered, as well as the prestige of the school and the degree program itself.

Graduates of these programs go on to work in a broad range of areas. Some work in government while others choose to perform public relations work in-house for global businesses and corporations large and small. Many graduates of these programs go on to work as publicists, crisis communications specialists, political consultants, TV news producers, marketing professionals and account managers, among other positions. Some graduates choose to work in higher education while others continue their own education and choose to pursue doctorate degrees.

Numerous public relations master’s programs exist globally, and interested students are encouraged to explore them using our extensive database. 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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MSc Corporate Communications and Reputation Management

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

In a world where organisations are under increasing public scrutiny, protecting a company's corporate reputation and sending out the right messages are vital for survival. Gain a career in corporate communications, public relations consultancy or in managing corporate brands. [+]

MSc Degrees in Public Relations - PR. In a world where organisations are under increasing public scrutiny, protecting a company's corporate reputation and sending out the right messages are vital for survival. Gain a career in corporate communications, public relations consultancy or in managing corporate brands. From corporate social responsibility to crisis management, communication is becoming an increasingly major part of business strategy and a growing area of employment. Using the latest research and details of current best practice, you learn how to manage relationships with key stakeholders, including employees, and promote a positive corporate reputation. Communication specialists who can take a strategic view of business are in high demand and those with a thorough understanding of current communication technology are in short supply. We help to meet that demand by giving you a unique experience combining advanced knowledge of up-to-the-minute communication skills and techniques with case studies and practical examples of best practice. You graduate equipped with analytical tools which can be used across all sectors and will give you a competitive edge in the marketplace. We have worked to build a course that is tailored to enhance your ability in the job market. We specifically aim to develop an experience that comprises curriculum content, student interaction and building relationships with members of faculty to equip you with the analytical tools and instruments that will allow you to be at the forefront in the marketplace. Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Compulsory... [-]

Master of Science in Marketing – Public Relations

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University’s Master of Science in Marketing - Public Relations online program helps perfect students’ public relations writing, communications, research, and leadership skills, preparing them to become qualified, professional business executives. [+]

Liberty University’s Master of Science in Marketing - Public Relations online program helps perfect students’ public relations writing, communications, research, and leadership skills, preparing them to become qualified, professional business executives. Areas of study include media technologies, communication strategies, and campaigns for the digital age, including a comprehensive investigation of public relations theory and how to be successful in corporate, private, and nonprofit sectors. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

MSc in Public Relations

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of public relations (PR) and is suitable for UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of PR. It is also suitable for those who do not have a degree but who possess relevant experience. [+]

MSc Degrees in Public Relations - PR. Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of public relations (PR) and is suitable for UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of PR. It is also suitable for those who do not have a degree but who possess relevant experience. Combining a unique blend of academic and practical public relations skills, the course will enable you to develop a successful career in an incredibly dynamic sector. With a strong emphasis on application of knowledge to practice industry skills such as PR writing, media relations, digital communications and client management are underpinned by academic rigour focusing on PR strategy, campaign planning and PR specialisms. You will have the opportunity to work with real clients, including individually creating a press pack for use by a client, in addition to working as part of an account team on a live PR project. You will be able to network with professional PR practitioners and guest speakers, and have the option to undertake an internship to gain additional work experience. Completing the programme will enhance your career prospects, equipping you with the skills required by PR consultancies as well as private and public sector organisations. Features and benefits of the course This programme has an advanced standing route for mature students who have relevant professional qualifications or who have previously studied for a postgraduate certificate or diploma. Through advanced standing we can give you academic credit... [-]

MSc in Strategic Public Relations & Communication Management

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc in Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management equips students with the necessary practical and analytical skills for a professional career and it examines how to design, implement and evaluate public relations (PR) and programmes. [+]

The MSc in Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management equips students with the necessary practical and analytical skills for a professional career and it examines how to design, implement and evaluate public relations (PR) and programmes. Accreditation The MSc in Strategic Public Relations & Communication Management is recognised by the UK Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Top Reasons To Study With Us The programme’s emphasis on how theory can help inform practice is a very useful tool for those seeking to progress their careers and gain management positions within the public relations industry. We are approved by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, which provides important networking opportunities and boosts the chances of gaining employment. We keep up to date with new advances, including how digital media is used in public relations. The programme at the University of Stirling is one of the longest established public relations Masters programmes in Europe. Our industry links are second to none. We have an excellent guest speaker programme and we provide students with the opportunity to work for real clients as part of the course. Course objectives Public relations courses at the University of Stirling are designed for students from a variety of degree backgrounds to develop the appropriate intellectual skills at Master's level for a management-level career in Public Relations, Communication Management, Corporate Affairs or Public Affairs. The course helps students develop a critical appreciation of the role of public relations in society and to develop key analytical and professional skills.... [-]

MSc in Strategic Public Relations (Online)

University of Stirling
Online Part time 30 months October 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

This online learning public relations course was specially created to provide access to those whose work or domestic commitments prevent them from attending a full-time course. In recognition of the special requirements of online learning, support networks have been set up in the form of a student network, academic tutors and residential schools. [+]

MSc Degrees in Public Relations - PR. This online learning public relations course was specially created to provide access to those whose work or domestic commitments prevent them from attending a full-time course. In recognition of the special requirements of online learning, support networks have been set up in the form of a student network, academic tutors and residential schools. Course objectives The course develops a critical appreciation of the role of public relations in contemporary society as well as key analytical, management and communication skills. The course marries vocational skills, tested through practical exercises, and theoretical knowledge. By the end of the course you should have mastered the skills needed to work at a managerial level in the public relations industry. You should be able to: Analyse environments, issues, organisational cultures and relationships relevant to an organisation’s reputation Set objectives, design and implement public relations programmes Carry out research and evaluation including opinion polls and be able to commission market research Apply mass communication, media and psychological theories in a variety of contexts Analyse and make full use of digital media What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately can not accept your application for this course as it... [-]

MSc in Strategic Communication & Public Relations (Joint Degree)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

The MSc Strategic Communication & Public Relations is an interdisciplinary, advanced level course taught by established academics and practitioners. It offers a hands-on approach while at the same time providing you with the theoretical foundations necessary to practise public relations at a managerial level. [+]

This variant of our established MSc Strategic Public Relations & Communication Management course is delivered jointly with our partner Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. This course provides students with a solid international perspective on strategic communication and provides an opportunity to study in both Stirling, UK, and Barcelona, Spain. The MSc Strategic Communication & Public Relations is an interdisciplinary, advanced level course taught by established academics and practitioners. It offers a hands-on approach while at the same time providing you with the theoretical foundations necessary to practise public relations at a managerial level. You will be offered the opportunity to attend a Public Affairs and Lobbying seminar series in Brussels, which includes visits to the European Parliament, the European Commission as well as specialist industry seminars with leading public affairs and public relations experts in Brussels. This course is taught completely in English and students will obtain a joint MSc degree from the University of Stirling and Pompeu Fabra University. Students spend the Semester 1 at the University of Stirling and then move to Pompeu Fabra University for Semester 2. Students then decide if they would like to have their dissertation supervised by Stirling or Pompeu Fabra. MSc Strategic Communication and Public Relations at Pompeu Fabra University Top Reasons To Study With Us You will benefit from valuable international experience, gained not only by studying international public relations and communication, but actually experiencing them first-hand in different cultures. The course offers an excellent balance between theory and practice. As... [-]

MSc in Marketing

University of Edinburgh Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc will give you an in-depth knowledge of marketing from both an academic and practitioner's perspective, enabling you to address marketing challenges in critical and creative ways. The programme is designed to help those from general business or management-related disciplines develop into innovative marketing professionals who can drive strategic decisions in the creation of successful products and services. [+]

MSc Degrees in Public Relations - PR. Our MSc will give you an in-depth knowledge of marketing from both an academic and practitioner's perspective, enabling you to address marketing challenges in critical and creative ways. The programme is designed to help those from general business or management-related disciplines develop into innovative marketing professionals who can drive strategic decisions in the creation of successful products and services. Programme overview Our MSc in Marketing will give you a theoretical understanding of consumer behaviour, marketing research methods and marketing management, as well as the competence and creativity to apply this knowledge in real-life marketing situations. The programme will also provide you with ample opportunity to build key management skills such as communication and independent action, through group work and individual presentations. The MSc incorporates current and emerging trends in marketing theory and practice to give you the research-led knowledge and skills that are required by companies and employers. Programme structure The first term (Sep-Dec) of the programme will consist of a comprehensive welcome week followed by four core courses. In the second term (Jan-May) you will have the opportunity to choose four option courses that will enable you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. As a whole, our programme is structured with a career focus, allowing students to study aspects of marketing related to their interests and intended profession. Industry links Our MSc... [-]

MS in Investor Relations

Fordham University, Gabelli School Of Business
Campus Part time 16 months September 2017 USA New York Bronx Westchester + 2 more

Fordham’s Masters of Science in Investor Relations (MIR) is a multidisciplinary degree that teaches the skills necessary to stand out in the growing field of investor relations (IR). [+]

FORDHAM’S MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN INVESTOR RELATIONS Fordham’s Masters of Science in Investor Relations (MIR) is a multidisciplinary degree that teaches the skills necessary to stand out in the growing field of investor relations (IR). An IR officer does more than communicate her company’s story to investors; she is a leader with a mastery of the capital markets, and uses that information to her company’s advantage—both strategically and tactically. Compared to other advanced business degrees, Fordham’s MIR is unique. It is the only program of its type in the United States. And importantly, it recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of IR practice. The program starts by sharpening each student’s skills in the necessary disciplines—drawing on expert faculty in the fields of media and communications, finance, accounting, and law—and then brings those disciplines together in capstone courses taught by experts in the IR field. You will learn the skills, but you will also learn how to deploy those skills effectively. As a student in Fordham’s MIR, New York will be your campus, Fordham will be your school. Students attend classes at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus, just twenty minutes from Wall Street, NYSE and NASDAQ. Fordham’s MIR is intended for business professionals who are currently working in IR but need to complete their skill set to be more impactful; business professionals who are looking to transition into the IR field; recent college graduates who are looking to enter the IR field. [-]