Taught course

Communication and Public Relations

Ulster University · School of Communication and Media

Entry requirements

This programme is suitable for graduates in any academic discipline as well as those already in employment who wish to enhance their existing skills. Applicants must have gained a degree in any subject from a recognized institution or an equivalent qualification. In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme reflects the latest trends in contemporary theory and current professional practice in Public Relations and Communication. The course incorporates Communication and Public Relations core modules with opportunities for you to specialise in advertising, or healthcare. The course combines high quality professional training with academic rigour.

  • A flexible choice that allows you to tailor to your individual and professional needs
  • Gain a critical understanding and expertise in the academic and professional bases of communication and public
    relations, with the facility to specialise in advertising, or
  • Allows your named specialism to appear in your named qualifications
  • Proceed to a range of career options upon graduation across the public, private and non-profit sectors, in strategic communication, public relations, advertising, marketing and internal communication. Further PhD research study is also an option.

Professional Recognition - The course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Students may apply for reduced rate membership.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Fred Morrison
+44 (0)28 9036 8860