Taught course

Public Relations and Strategic Communications

City, University of London · Division of Language and Communication Science

Entry requirements

A completed application form (either electronically or by post).

A certified copy of your undergraduate academic results and degree certificate. If you have not yet finished your course, please provide a provisional transcript of marks received to date. You will be required to send us your degree transcript as soon as it is available.
Proof of English proficiency (if you are not a native English speaker, or someone who has not been taught in English for your first-degree subject).
A personal statement of around 500 words on your academic and relevant professional experience to date and how it informs your intention to undertake this course. In addition, you may wish to outline your vision for how the degree will feed into your research or professional career. You will need to
make sure your statement is specific to our course and institution, and not generic. You may be asked to provide further details if your statement is too generic.
Academic references are not required when you submit your application. However, the admissions tutor may request them at a later date to help make a decision on your application.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Public Relations and Strategic Communications equips you with a range of communication skills to excel in this dynamic and growing field. You will learn how to use communication tools to influence attitudes and individuals and learn the ethical obligations that come with this knowledge. You will progress to mastering media relations, reputation management, and social media/community management. Electives like health or political communications allow you to customize your knowledge and you have a chance to test your skills in professional setting with a placement in the industry.
We are going through the process of becoming accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Who is this course for:
This programme is aimed at students who may not have a background in business, marketing or advertising, but who are keen communicators and savvy users of contemporary media. Whether you are a recent graduate or looking to change your career pathway, this MA equips you with the expertise and skills required to make a significant impact in the ever-evolving world of public relations and communications.

Fees and funding

Please visit: https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/postgraduate/public-relations-and-strategic-communications

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

Postgraduate Admissions Office