Taught course

Public Relations

Institution
University of Sunderland · Department of Media
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

We will consider applicants with professional and vocational experience. If you are suitably qualified, we will invite you to an interview to assess whether this is the right course for you. We may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course. If English is not your first language, you should have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 7.0.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is for people who want a Masters with a focu on practical skills in Public Relations.

PR is about reputation. It’s about telling people the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of an organisation, charity, rock band, sports club or fashion brand. It involves a mix of journalism, business and marketing, social networking and communication theory.

Professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, our Masters course gives you a competitive edge in this fast-moving industry. As part of the course, you will develop a major PR project and undertake related research and contextual studies.

Through rapid development of skills, you will be ready to move seamlessly into a job with a PR agency or in-house communications department.

An important benefit of a Masters at Sunderland is the relevance of our research expertise, which includes web writing and social media. Sunderland hosts the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS) and the Media Department has been recognised for producing some world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Information for international students

A first degree, we will consider applicants with professional and vocational experience. If English is not your first language, you should have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 7.0.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Helpline
Email
admenquiry@sunderland.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)191 515 3000