Taught course

Media and Public Relations

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Arts and Cultures
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience in the media, broadcast or print journalism.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This master's in media and PR is suitable for:

  • students who have some PR knowledge through their undergraduate studies or voluntary work
  • PR professionals wishing to develop their academic knowledge and research methods.

Teaching draws on current research carried out by specialists in media, communication and cultural studies.

Through the course you'll gain:

  • a critical understanding of media, culture and society
  • knowledge to theorise and analyse media and public relations
  • knowledge of media law and public relations regulations in a transnational context
  • an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different types of data dissemination.

You'll also develop valuable professional skills, such as:

  • analytical and critical skills to assess and conduct research in the field of media and PR
  • the ability to deliver and evaluate a PR event in the public, private and voluntary sectors
  • skills to set up a campaign network and deliver PR campaign messages
  • skills to produce effective press releases.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web 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

Name
Degree Programme Director, School of Arts and Cultures
Email
pgmch@ncl.ac.uk