Core Competence

The Department of Mass Communication and Public Relations prepares students to become professionals in the dual fields of communication and public relations. Students who opt for a communication specialisation will be eligible to assume a diverse variety of positions in media organisations ranging from journalism to broadcasting. Alternately, students who opt for a public relations specialisation will be eligible to assume positions as public relations associates in advertising firms and as staff members in public relations departments in corporations and government organisations.

New admissions to this program are temporarily suspended by the HEC.


Graduates from the department Mass Communication & Public Relations have the opportunity to work in radio, television, the press or public relations. They can either establish their own offices or work in the private and public sectors in public relations, implementation and commercial activities. Besides, they have the opportunity to be instructors in universities after continuing their higher studies.

Fast Facts

  • Qualification: Masters in Mass Communication & Public Relations
  • Type: Postgraduate
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Qualification name: Mass Communication & Public Relations
  • College: College of Arts & Science and College of Graduate Studies & Research
  • Language of offering: Arabic

Teaching and Assessment

The programme aims to train individuals to be highly skilled communication and public relations practitioners by providing them with diverse academic, research and practical experience to enrich their professional development. The Mass Communication and Public Relations Programme blends practical training and academic study in an innovative way that will enable students upon graduation to perform multifunctional communication roles and convey public relations knowledge effectively.

Master’s Degree Fees

The estimated duration for completion of the Master's Degree at Ahlia University is 2 years. This is structured around 36 credit-hours covering 8 courses along with a dissertation.

The duration of study for each course is fifteen weeks, covering approximately 45 study hours.

  • Application Fee: BD 40
  • Registration Fee: BD 300
  • Foundation Courses: BD 960
  • Subject Fees (8 Subjects, BD 480 per Subject): BD 5,760
  • Total: BD 7,060

Please note that the fees listed above do not include the cost of any textbooks required to complete the programme.

Program taught in:
  • Arabic
Last updated November 15, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
2 years
7,060 BHD