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Public Relations

3 Years
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Study on site
BA (Hons)
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This degree provides practical opportunities to hone key PR skills. Students explore PR practice, communication skills and theory, codes of conduct and legal considerations and have the opportunity to specialise in different areas of PR.
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  • 18 September 2017

Open to applicants from:

  •  Open to applicants from England
  •  Open to applicants from Northern Ireland
  •  Open to applicants from Scotland
  •  Open to applicants from Wales
  •  Open to applicants from Rest of EU
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Venue details

The University of Lincoln is situated in the heart of this historic and vibrant city, overlooking the picturesque Brayford waterfront. The modern marina is filled with popular bars and restaurants and a cinema, while the city centre and uphill areas offer a more diverse and cultural scene. Lincoln is one of the safest and friendliest university cities in the UK with its main attractions within a short walk of the city centre. The combination of a vibrant atmosphere and warm community feel makes Lincoln a fantastic place to live and study.

Student life

The University of Lincoln has been named among the top 40 English universities in the Complete University Guide 2016 and was rated among the top 10 modern universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015. Lincoln’s Student Union was voted Student Union of the year at the most recent NUS awards and offers more than 120 sports clubs and societies for students to get involved in. Nine out of ten of the University of Lincoln’s most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing their course, according to the latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey.


Societies include: African Carribean, Alternative Beliefs and Spirituality Society, Amnesty, Anime Anime Animation. Architecture, Art Society, Article 25, Asian, Baking Society, Beirut, Bioscience, Business Society, Cheese and Wine, Chinese, Christian Society, Christian Union, Comedy, Complimentary Medicine, Computing, Conservative, Creative Advertising, Creative Writing, Criminology, Disney, Drama, Debating, DJ, Economics, English, Fashion & Design, Film Making, Food & Nutrition, Forensic Science, Forensic Psychology, Gaming, Glee, Graphic Design, Harry Potter, Health and Social Care, History, Hong Kong, Horse Racing, Investing, Irish Society, Islamic, Juggling, Journalism, Labour, Law, Liberal Youth, Life Sciences, Media, Medical Medical, Musical Theatre, Nursing, Orchestra, Psychology, Photography, Politics, Rock, Sci-Fi Society, Secular, Enactus, St John Ambulance, Twenty Minute, Vegetarian and Vegan. Sports Societies include: American, Football, Athletics Club, Badminton, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Canoe, and Kayak, Cheerleading, Climbing, Cricket, Cycling, Dance, Dodgeball, Equestrian, Football, Men's Football, Women's Football, Women's Futsal, Gaelic Football, Gliding, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, BMX, Skate, Martial Arts, Netball, Parkour, Rounders, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Women's Rugby Union, Women's, Rowing, Rowing, Sailing, Shotokan Karate, Skydiving, Snow Sports, Squash, Surfing, Swimming, Table, Tennis, Tai Chi, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Trampoline, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Volleyball, Wakeboarding.

Disability access

Our main campus is fully accessible. Please contact the University’s Disability Service using the contact details on our website if you require further information.

Why study this course

Students have the option of working with the University of Lincoln’s fully integrated student-run PR agency, which undertakes live pro bono briefs. Cygnet PR provides opportunities for students to work with local businesses, student organisations and charities on fundraising, live blogging, event organisation and business development. Added to this students on this course will receive a licence for Adobe Creative Cloud free of charge.



Brayford Pool



United Kingdom

More about this course

The BA (Hons) Public Relations degree at Lincoln provides opportunities for students to learn a strategic approach to PR and benefit from an integrated multimedia approach to communications. The course draws on the disciplines of storytelling, crisis management, events and campaigning. The programme aims to develop written and verbal skills to give students the opportunity to become confident communicators, prepared to face the challenges of fast-paced modern public relations work. Students can work with multimedia technologies including video, audio and online material, and study how social media can be a volatile but powerful platform to reach large audiences.

Modular structure

The first year aims to introduce students to the breadth of public relations disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to cover academic theory through modules in communication in society, democracy and bureaucracy, while learning key components of public relations practice, including copywriting, design and multiplatform media skills. The second year aims to apply learning to the real world and help students to decide which area of PR, such as commercial, not-for-profit or the public sector, suits them best. This is followed by an optional professional practice year or three months in a paid work placement of your choice. Costs relating to the latter can be found on the Features Tab. The final year provides students the opportunity to include in-depth study in an area of PR that especially interests them, as well as modules on PR strategy.

Equipment needed

The single PR degree course is based in the Media, Humanities and Performance building, where there are seven newsrooms with multi-platform media equipment and resources. At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever your area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which you may need in your future career.

Skills and experience gained

You are fully supported as you develop your written and verbal skills to ensure you become a confident communicator, prepared to face the challenges of fast-paced modern public relations work. You learn to embrace multimedia technologies, including video, audio and online material, and study how social media can be a volatile but powerful platform to reach large audiences. Academic staff bring a wealth of experience from industry and research, ensuring you study professional practices and trends. You will build a comprehensive portfolio of work through a programme of placements, internships and live briefs.

After the course

Recent graduates have secured roles with major agencies such as 33 Digital, Red Consultancy and Fire PR and won places on prestigious graduate schemes at companies such as Sony. Others have gone on to communications roles with organisations, including GlaxoSmithKline in Hamburg. Some have continued with postgraduate study.
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