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Communications, PR and the Media MA

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Full time | Park Campus | 1 year | 23-SEP-23

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Public Relations Communication Studies Film / Video / Television Production

Course type


Course Summary

What is Communications, PR and the Media MA?

Gain the extra qualifications and knowledge to get ahead in the UK PR and communications sector, and discover what it takes to create award-winning communications campaigns.

Learning from lecturers who have come straight from the PR and media industry, you’ll develop the expertise you need to create communications campaigns across digital, social, TV and print media.

Video-making, influencer-targeting, copywriting and more are taught alongside the strategic planning skills you’ll need to succeed in the modern workplace - a combination that makes the course ideally suited to ambitious young professionals keen to get ahead in their chosen career.

Study style

This degree is very hands-on, including a lot of practical learning supported by a strong spine of academic theory.

You’ll have access to facilities described by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council as among the very best in the country - our Media Centre includes professional-standard film, TV, music and news studios as well as editing suites, Mac equipment and production galleries.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • PR Executive
  • Communications Executive
  • Copywriter
  • Social Media Executive
  • Account Manager.


This module examines the role that people of influence have in the communications and PR industries. Students will gain a detailed understanding of the evolving landscape that has changed the media's relations with celebrities, sports stars, politicians, royalty, social media influencers and more. They will gain specific skills relevant to working with influential people and discuss and debate ethical considerations in relation to this.

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Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 honours degree equivalent in this subject area. We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification. Applicants without a bachelors degree but with significant relevant industry experience are encouraged to apply.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a contemporary, progressive university that has three campuses in the western region of England. A research-driven institution, it has a wide range of options including a range of excellent postgraduate courses. There are around 1,000 postgraduate students at the university, offering a creative community that supports each other. This community extends to an alumni network of over 40,000, which includes...more

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