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English and Public Relations with Journalism, Advertising and Marketing Foundation Year

4 Years
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Study on site
BA (Hons)
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Do you not yet have the necessary qualifications to study at degree level? This innovative foundation year will support you to learn new skills, gain academic confidence and develop your creativity in advance of a full honours degree at Southampton Solent University. During the foundation programme, students are encouraged to explore a range of different creative disciplines before specialising in one specific area.
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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
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Why study this course

Got a passion for literature and language? Want to help businesses improve their public reputation? 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. 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.


East Park Terrace


SO14 0YN

United Kingdom

Who’s this course for?

Solent’s English and public relations programme is ideal for students who want to improve their communications skills and build a portfolio of published work ahead of pursuing a career in PR, advertising, journalism, marketing or teaching.

Modular structure

Foundation year: Core units *Group Communications Project *The Skills You Need *Working in the Creative Industries *Practical Creative Skills *Futurology *Degree-related Project. 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 Marketing 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. For a complete list of units, please visit our website.

Equipment needed

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. Optional costs: 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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