Taught course

Media and Public Relations

Institution
Brunel University, London · Arts and Media
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in Social Sciences, Law, Humanities, Arts or Business.

Other subjects and qualifications will be considered with relevant work experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

What is public relations? Who does it and why? How does it relate to media practices? How do you plan a public relations campaign? And why is it important to have a sophisticated understanding of cultural dynamics in order to understand public relations?

On this MA you will engage with theoretical concepts that can help you understand how Public Relations and the Media work and why they are significant; it looks at PR and media history, engages in lively debates about these industries and teaches you practical PR skills which you can creatively deploy in campaign plans.

While Public Relations has often been taught through business studies or marketing approaches, this MA approaches PR through the lens of media studies and cultural studies. This makes for a fresh stimulating take on PR at a time when media practices are changing radically and when cultural industries, cultural exchange and cultural politics are more important than ever.

This MA will offer you the opportunity to examine the context in which PR practice takes place and to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in a sophisticated and ethical way in PR.

We are a partner-member of the Public Relations Communications Association. This means that as students you get:

  • Unlimited and free access to PRCA online training courses to add to your academic programme.
  • The opportunity to get a PRCA Online Certificate
  • Free access to networking events.
  • Opportunities to enhance your professional development by attending panels, masterclasses and training sessions.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,735
International students
£18,410

Learn more at the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599