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Media and Public Relations

3 Years
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Study on site
BA (Hons)
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  • 25 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
  •  Open to applicants from Outside the EU

Why study this course

This course will help you to develop a valuable set of skills, knowledge and understanding of the role of media and PR in contemporary societies, allowing you access to a range of future employment opportunities. This course combines a thorough understanding of mass-media theory and practices with an insight into the workings of the PR industry, exploring the full range of integrated PR activities and becoming an effective and responsible media analyst and communicator. You will develop PR consulting and planning capabilities and learn how to express yourself using appropriate media – able to influence and inform opinion. Throughout this course your will acquire valuable research and project initiation experience whilst working both independently and in teams.


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Skills and experience gained

Learn first-hand about contemporary PR practice through final year experience with senior professionals in PR Study the practices involved in producing, describing, analysing and responding to the media to become an effective media analyst and communicator Develop key public relations implementation skills including development of objectives and strategies, competence in PR counselling and planning and marketing communications Gain practical experience of current media institutions and their working methods, as well as valuable transferable skills in research, summarising, preparing arguments and reports, clear thinking and powers of persuasion, problem solving and analysis Explore social, political and historical dimensions of contemporary media forms and institutions Benefit from a course that prepares you for a wide range of employment opportunities in the creative industries including magazine publishing, journalism, media research and digital media production
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