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M.Sc. On Campus

Public Relations and Strategic Communications

Dublin City University

12 months
Duration
15000 EUR/year
6750 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Dublin City University's MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Communications has been developed in consultation with the public relations industry in Ireland and with advice of academics in Europe and the United States. It is aimed at students with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline, including, but not limited to, communications, journalism and media studies.

Overview

In today's society, organisations need to communicate and manage relationships with a variety of stakeholders; from employees and investors to Government, the media and the general public.

Keeping pace with a fast-moving world, public relations is rapidly evolving through the use of social communication media and technology. This specialist Masters programme is designed to provide the skills and ability to think strategically and make effective use of the latest tools in modern communications.

Dublin City University's MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Communications programme provides students with public relations theory and practice alongside an understanding of recent developments and challenges for the profession. These include the impact of the Internet and the growth of social media; the decline of traditional media; growing issues of corporate social responsibility influencing organisational reputation; and the increasing influence of other social science disciplines on Public Relations theory and practice.

This is a multipurpose award. A student would register for this programme in order to pursue an interest in public relations and related sectors. Students will acquire the advanced knowledge and skills to seek employment in public relations agencies and to work as independent public relations consultants.

The programme is structured to meet the differing requirements of those wishing to enter the public relations profession and those already working in public relations roles, but who want to enhance their practice with engagement with the latest thinking and research.

Careers

Graduates from the MSc in Public Relations & Strategic Communications will pursue careers both within public relations agencies and within in-house communications departments. The programme provides the necessary skills and knowledge for careers in:

  • Public Relations

  • Strategic Communications

  • Political Communications

  • Communications Management

  • Brand Engagement

  • Reputation Management

  • Community Management

  • Sponsorship

  • Corporate Responsibility Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managing the Message

  • Contemporary Public Relations Issues

  • Intra Placement

  • MScPR Dissertation

  • Integrated Communications

  • Communication Management

  • Strategic Communication

  • Contemporary Communication Channels

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent, 
  • Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.
  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6750 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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