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English and Public Relations

3 Years
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BA (Hons)
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Got a passion for literature and language? Want to help businesses improve their public reputation? With an expert course team and a strong record of student satisfaction (NSS 2014), Southampton Solent’s unique English and public relations programme will help you to improve your public relations, reputation management and communications skills while undertaking degree level study of English literature.
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  • 18 September 2017

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Why study this course

Southampton Solent University’s English and public relations degree offers students a comprehensive study of modern public relations while encouraging them to think in new and imaginative ways about fiction, drama, poetry and language. Taught by knowledgeable researchers and industry professionals, students examine western and non-western cultural contexts and the significance of literature in shaping identity, ideology, representations and politics. Language and critical analysis skills gained during literature modules serve students well throughout their study of public relations.


East Park Terrace


SO14 0YN

United Kingdom

Modular structure

Year one: CORE UNITS *Cultural Fragments: Introduction to Literary Theory *Adapting the Novel *Making and Reading Poetry *Writing with Power: Professional Practice in English *Introduction to Public Relations *Marketing Fundamentals *PR in the Community. Year two: CORE UNITS *Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: The Early Moderns *Playtexts in Context *Empire and Industry in 19th-Century Literature *Professional Publishing: Solent Press *Academic Market Research *Digital PR: The Internet and Social Media *Corporate Communications. Year three: CORE UNITS *Shock Value: Modernism to Post-Modernism *Dissertation/Major Project *PR Strategy and Campaign Planning. OPTIONS *Work Experience: English *Freelancing with Solent Creatives *Solent Press *Radical Re-Readings *Criminal Texts *World Theatre in English *Minority Experiences in American Literature *Storytelling *Travel Writing *Curriculum Plus.

Equipment needed

Optional study or theatre trips: £750 per year

Skills and experience gained

Your literary skills and techniques will gain a professional edge as you deepen your understanding of technical and creative styles in media production through practical public relations units on message analysis, technical and creative skills, image manipulation and media production. You’ll also build skills in creative and critical thinking, research, presentation and project management through group work and individual assignments.

After the course

An ability to communicate clearly and concisely is more important than ever in the rapidly changing world of digital communications and social media. English graduates have a reputation for being some of the best at crafting concise, powerful messages and therefore often end up working in areas that rely on effective communication, such as public relations, marketing or advocacy.
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