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Full time | Canterbury Christ Church University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Public Relations Communication / Media Film / Video / Television Production

Course type


Course Summary

This exciting MA will be delivered by a team of experienced academics and practitioners bringing to you in-depth insights and latest trends in the media communications and PR sectors.


This course is also available as an Extended Masters that helps International students adjust to studying in the UK.

Our course in Media, Communications & PR offers a stimulating programme with a unique blend of academic study, professional knowledge and skills development as well as opportunities for you to become a researcher in your own right.

We know that lives are busy, so we designed the course to be taught through a combination of intensive in person sessions, online interactive and self-directed teaching, as well as group and individual tutorials. Our programme will equip you with highly employable skills and advanced knowledge base to critically understand and navigate this environment both as an individual and in your professional roles.

Why study Media, Communications and PR?

This is most exciting time to study and interrogate media, communications and PR. The world is heavily mediated and digital communication intertwines all aspects of our lives. Never in history has the demand for media, communication and PR skills and knowledge been greater. Not surprisingly, the sectors play key social, cultural and economic roles both within the UK and on a global scale, and are important providers of employment. But these sectors are also characterised by fast-paced changes, to which individuals and organisations constantly need to adapt.

The course is taught by a team of experienced educators who have had professional careers in a related sector and/or are internationally recognised researchers in the field. A group of non-academic partners and advisors also contribute to the delivery of the programme, in the forms of visiting talks, debates and discussions, contributing to assignment briefs, and offering networking opportunities. These professionals have significant experience as media, communications or PR professionals. Students on the course receive automatic membership of the Public Relations and Communication Association (PRCA), which is a key industry body.

Our course is unique in that it is delivered alongside multiple degree routes in the broader Creative and Cultural Industries subject areas, which enables you to have a multi and interdisciplinary learning experience, and meet and collaborate with a range of creative professionals.

How you’ll be assessed

Throughout the course your knowledge and skills will be informally assessed through a variety of learning activities. You will be encouraged to engage in self-assessment and may be actively involved in peer assessment.

Formally, the course is assessed solely through coursework, including portfolio work, reports, essays and presentations.

Your future career

Graduates of this course will be able to pursue careers in a variety of media and communications roles, including in strategic communications, project management in related fields, managerial positions in media and communication agencies, communication or social media managers in for profit or non-profit organisations, audience insights, media sales and planning.


Collaborative Practice is 40 credit module that runs through Trimesters 1 and 2. In this module you will explore the considerations, challenges, practices and opportunities that relate to working collaboratively in the creative and cultural industries. Following taught sessions that detail a variety of project and collaboration management methodologies relevant to the creative and cultural industries, you will work on two projects in which you will learn to apply these skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or alternative qualifications and substantial relevant experience may be considered.

University information

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) was first established in 1962 and has, for over 60 years, built an exceptional reputation for the quality of its study programmes. In total there are around 20,000 students enrolled at the university, with a fifth enrolled in a postgraduate qualification. Students study in one of three academic faculties: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social...more