48 months
14170 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study Mass Communications (Hons) at Edinburgh Napier University with the option to specialise after Year 2 with this new professionally recognised course.

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Prepare for employment or postgraduate study in disciplines such as mass communications, advertising, public relations, marketing, journalism, media and digital communication, with this new Mass Communications (Hons) degree at Edinburgh Napier University , professionally recognised by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). 

The course provides the opportunity to study at a partner university overseas, or complete a work placement in industry.

The BA (Hons) Mass Communications has a choice of three exit routes after Year 2:  

  • BA (Hons) Mass Communications
  • BA (Hons) Mass Communications & Media
  • BA (Hons) Mass Communications, Advertising & Public Relations (also available as advanced entry)


You’ll benefit from our reputation in the creative industries, with excellent employment prospects in the public and private sectors. You’ll graduate with the relevant skills to enter the main communication industries, including:

  • creative industries
  • advertising
  • corporate communications
  • marketing communications
  • public relations
  • public affairs 
  • corporate & news media
  • Journalism
  • branding
  • brand and reputation management
  • internal and employee communication

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Practice
  • Global Current Affairs
  • Being Digital
  • Popular Culture
  • Social Media and Analytics Project
  • Being Digital 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Standard Entry Requirement

  • BBCC including Grade C in English or other literary subject*.

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

  • CCCC including English or other literary subject*..

A Level

  • CCD including English or other literary subject*.

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • H3, H3, H3, H3 at HL including English or other literary subject*.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

  • Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3
  • Minimum grades D*D* (Distinction*, Distinction*) in a related subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Award of Diploma with 26 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 5, 5, 5 including English other literary subject*

*Modern Studies, History, Psychology, RMPS, Latin, Sociology, Theology, Media Studies, Politics, Classics, Philosophy, Geography, ESOL grade A.

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications. Specific entry requirements by country.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14170 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £9,250
  • Overseas and EU: £14,170

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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