• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Public Relations and Media with a Foundation Year (Hons) degree from Swansea University is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and is taught by experienced industry professionals and leading academics.

The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.

You will have the chance to explore strategic communications, digital public relations practice, public relations theory, strategy, marketing and branding, business and entrepreneurship, journalism and professional development.

A work placement will give you first-hand experience of PR and media, and you will have the option of studying a semester abroad in Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA.

Career

The PR and Media graduates are truly international and are employed around the world. They have careers in:

  • advertising,
  • business,
  • PR and marketing,
  • journalism,
  • digital marketing,
  • TV and radio

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media Communication
  • Media History
  • Film Studies
  • Public Relations: Strategic Communications
  • Modern European Film: Themes and Perspectives
  • Delivering and Decoding the News
  • Hollywood: A History of American Film

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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General Requirements

  • Our standard entry requirement is CDD-DDD at A-level or equivalent.We require a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A*-C, including Welsh/English Language. 
  • Entry requirements are flexible and all offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. 
  • The course is also a widening access programme and developed to support those who may not have been able to otherwise gain access to HE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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