MA Public Relations and Strategic Communication
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 7,500 / per year *
Earliest start date
* UK/EU students. International students: £14000 per year.
Gain the expertise to operate within a global economy and develop your writing and presentation skills to engage with audiences across the world on this accredited course.
The use of the internet, mobile technology and social media have had a huge impact on our lives and the way we communicate? information is quite literally available at our fingertips and word of mouth is spreading faster than ever before. This trend is leading to a greater demand for communications professionals who can plan strategic PR campaigns and implement social media and viral campaigns in order to drive businesses forward in the digital age.
Why study Public Relations and Strategic Communication at Leeds Beckett University
- More than 25 years’ experience delivering PR education
- Professionally accredited course
- Guidance from an experienced mentor
- Option to undertake work placement module
- Access to a wide range of university facilities and resources
- Opportunities to gain insight through Leeds Business School guest lectures
You will be paired with an experienced mentor from the industry, who will offer valuable advice on your future career and the latest developments in the field. You will also take on a live public relations consultancy project for a client.
You will have the option to undertake a work placement module in your second semester.
Teaching And Learning
Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.
Scholarships and Funding
We are committed to ensuring that the opportunity to experience an education here at Leeds Beckett University is open to all. If you're thinking of joining us to study for your undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary.
Bursaries are usually awarded depending on household income, whilst scholarships are available for a number of areas and are based on sporting or academic excellence.
Program Tuition Fee
With guidance from your mentor and backed by the experiences gleaned from your work placement and consultancy project, your career prospects will be significantly strengthened. A study abroad option will enable you to undertake part of your studies at a partner university in Europe. These opportunities will help you build a strong CV for a career in PR and strategic communication.
- Digital communications manager
- Public relations manager
- Press officer
- Social media manager
Beckett Careers Team
Our Beckett Careers Team will support you with all aspects of your career planning, throughout university and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or want to gain experience alongside your studies, need help preparing an application or exploring graduate job options, we can provide expert support every step of the way!
Throughout your university journey and up to five years after you graduate you'll have access to a broad range of support and tools to help you with:
- Getting ready to apply for jobs
- Working on your CV
- Preparing for an interview
- Applying for graduate vacancies or placements
- Connecting with employers and organisations
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