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Public Relations and Corporate Communications, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Public Relations and Corporate Communications course at Kingston University is a highly specialised and focussed 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.

About

What will you study?

With the kind of practical, hands-on learning experiences that encourage flexible thinking, and a fundamental basis in business and marketing rather than journalism, the Public Relations and Corporate Communications course at Kingston University 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;

Utilise 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.

Where this course will take you

Recent alumni from our range of marketing postgraduate courses have taken numerous professional roles, including:

  • campaign manager at Conde Naste Publications;
  • business manager for North America at RHN;
  • CEO at British Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce;
  • consultant at Marketability;
  • director at Matrix Data.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Marketing Communications
  • Cross Cultural and Internal Management Communications
  • Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
  • Public Relations
  • Market Research and Data Analysis
  • Research Proposal and Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      2 years including professional placement 
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A good bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. You do not need to have a background in business to study the Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA, but you will need to have a strong interest in internal communications, public relations or corporate social responsibility.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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