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Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA

Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Public Relations Business Communication Skills

Course type


Course Summary

This course is a highly specialized and focused programme designed for those who want to pursue a career in the broader field of corporate communications and public relations. This includes roles in internal communications or investor relations. This will set you on the path to becoming an Accredited CIPR Practitioner, adding value to your CV and marking you out as an industry expert. Kingston Business School is internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Kingston Business School has also been awarded an ‘excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Kingston upon Thames is rated one of London's happiest boroughs and has one of the lowest crime rates in London, as well as excellent transport links to the city centre. With the kind of practical, hands-on learning experiences that encourage flexible thinking and a fundamental basis in business and marketing rather than journalism, our MA in Public Relations and Corporate Communications will help propel you into a range of high-level careers in challenging or commercial environments. We enable our students to graduate with the ability to effectively adapt their communications technique to succeed in any cultural, social, commercial or non-profit context. Over the course of the programme, you will learn to: Identify and understand different stakeholder groups and markets, enabling you to develop effective communication styles for clients of a multitude of different educational or cultural backgrounds; Understand value and competitive advantage; Utilize the latest research in corporate and marketing communications and adapt this to a practical setting through workshops and projects; Understand best practice in relation to marketing communications in general and, more specifically, corporate and public communications.

Different course options

Full time | Kingston Hill | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will help you develop a critical understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development (SD), and recognise their development and growing importance. You will learn contrasting methods while you evaluate CSR and SD practices as applied to various business functions and how to manage organisations and their activities in a socially responsible way.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.

University information

Whatever your reason for wanting to study further, at Kingston they will help make it work. Everyone at Kingston University is passionate about enhancing students’ life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century’s demanding workplace. The University collaborates with local, national and international businesses to ensure their research and...more