This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Successful graduates will be eligible for the CIPR Advanced Certificate in Public Relations, helping to improve your career earning potential.
You will gain an understanding of PR principles and professional skills in writing, presenting, networking, digital communications and media relations. You will learn how to analyse target audiences and implement effective PR and communications campaigns.
Our specialised courses will help you to develop a range of communication skills, and there is a strong emphasis on social media and media relations. You will also be encouraged to reflect on professionalism and ethics.
You will have opportunities to explore specialist sectors, such as corporate, consumer or charity PR. PR industry experts from companies such as Marks & Spencer, leading PR consultancies, the Media Trust and the police, deliver guest lectures to keep you up to date on the latest trends.
In addition, there are field trips to high profile, London-based organisations from the heart of government to Tottenham Hotspur FC.
In the third year, you will have the option to undertake a work placement to build your core skills, which employers seek in graduates. Previous students have secured placements at the Walt Disney Company, Ford and Sony.
You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries. The team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Students can also study to gain dual qualifications from this programme: the Institute's Advanced Certificate in Public Relations qualification has been embedded within the degree.
You can apply until:
Make sure you verify exact dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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Applicants from a UK educational background:
112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels, of which no more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.
GCSE English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.
We also accept:
If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.
If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.
Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies
Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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