Taught course

Corporate Communication

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

The normal requirements for embarking upon a postgraduate taught degree are:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject.

Typically, such applicants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practice of corporate communication, gained through relevant undergraduate study or work experience (including placements that were part of an undergraduate degree) or 2 years of relevant comprehensive professional experience within the corporate communication/PR/marketing communication industry.

An interview is required for this course.

Please note that applicants with a Bachelors Honours degree at 2:2 may be considered for admission to the MA dependent upon the degree attained and level of relevant work experience. Such applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Corporate Communication is an all-encompassing term referring to businesses, government bodies and not-for-profit organisations (Non Governmental Organisations), and is increasingly replacing the terms public relations and public affairs in the communication industry.

The Faculty of Media and Communication has extensive experience in the research and teaching of corporate communication and public relations, having been one of the first UK universities to launch undergraduate studies in PR in the late 1980s. This course draws on the expertise of academics who are engaged in leading-edge research and consultancy work, and you will benefit from studying in a department with an excellent reputation within the industry, as well as strong links with both the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA).

This course offers you the opportunity to specialise in a variety of areas of communication management, whilst developing insights into the latest techniques used in communication research, planning and evaluation. A professional ‘Boot Camp’, with the collaboration of public relations and communication agencies and relevant professional associations, will offer you the opportunity to be embedded within agencies or in-house communication departments for up to two weeks, typically in London. By the end of the challenge, you will be able to draw on real-world experience and will be able to start to develop your professional career, capitalise on networking opportunities and evaluating and planning your own career trajectories.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with minimum 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1202 961 916