Taught course

Public Relations

Institution
University of Westminster, London · PG Professional Communication
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You should normally have a good first degree qualification (Upper Second Class Honours) or equivalent, although professional qualifications or substantial appropriate work experience may be acceptable instead.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is designed to produce the future leaders of the Public Relations Industry. You will not only learn the practical skills required to embark on a career in PR but also the research and analysis skills that will help you get ahead. You will create campaigns, pitch to clients, stage a press conference and create videos and blogs, as well as write research reports, essays and a dissertation. You will also explore issues affecting the industry, such as professional ethics and the impact of digital media.

The course has close links to the London-based PR industry, and is one of a select few chosen by the UK’s professional PR bodies, the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) and the Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR) for their University partnership initiatives. These connections with leading PR practitioners help you gain the practical knowledge and understanding you need to work in PR.

The course combines practice skills with analytical tools and is highly participative. You will take part in workshops, debates, seminars, presentations and group exercises including making pitches and presenting creative campaign ideas.

There are no formal examinations on this course. You are assessed on course work including essays, presentations, blogs, group work and your participation in class exercises.

Information for international students

The course relies heavily on you being able to write and present effectively in English, and if English is not your first language, you need to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element, plus sufficient academic or professional background.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7915 5511