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Public Relations and Advertising (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


This Public Relations and Advertising (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster will help you receive intensive professional training provided by active practitioners, and will analyse the role PR and Advertising play in society and their relationship to the media. You will also develop a critical understanding of the media industries, their products and their audiences.

The Department’s media research interest means you study broader issues alongside students of journalism, television and radio. We have very strong links with the PR and Advertising industries, inviting in a range of guest speakers, and organising events and visits. Work experience is strongly encouraged and supported to obtain your degree and, given London’s leading position in the world of PR and advertising, it is readily available.

You will learn how to analyse media output and examine the relationships between media, society, politics, culture and technology through a variety of core and option modules. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of public relations and advertising practices and the history and principles behind them, along with a critical appreciation of contemporary issues facing professionals in these industries.

Career Path 

Westminster graduates rise above other job and postgraduate applicants. Ninety-percent of graduates find full-time employment or continue their studies. Career development is embedded in the course. Students work part-time, on placements and enjoy work-related learning across all three years of study.

Graduates work as social media strategists and creators, public relations consultants, executives and managers, account directors, planners, and assistants, media buyers and planners, copywriters and creative directors. Graduates have found employment at some of the most influential companies and agencies around the world including Ogilvy & Mather, Transport for London, Mischief PR and Deutsche Bank and the Stroke Association.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multiculturalism And The Media
  • Media Around The Globe
  • Celebrity Culture And The Media
  • Audience Studies
  •  Creativity
  •  Media And The Law
  •  News And Public Opinion
  •  Sex, Violence And Censorship

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A Levels – BBB (excluding General Studies)
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points (including a minimum of 5 in Higher English)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points (including a minimum of 5 in Higher English)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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