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University of Sunderland

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Study a course professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Prepare yourself to move seamlessly into a job with a PR agency or in-house communications department with the Public Relations programme of the University of Sunderland.

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Overview

The Public Relations programme of the University of Sunderland is a Masters with a focus on practical skills in Public Relations. It involves a mix of journalism, business and marketing, social networking and communication theory, giving you a competitive edge in this fast-moving industry. As part of the course, you will develop a major PR project and undertake related research and contextual studies.

Career ready

Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree. On completing this course you will be equipped for roles throughout the PR and communications industries.

Recent Sunderland graduates have set up their own agencies or are now working in PR consultancies, as well as in the PR departments of organisations such as Giorgio Armani, the Environment Agency, Durham Cricket Board, Tyne and Wear Sports and AA Press Office.

During the course we encourage you to gain industry experience which will enhance your skills, build up a valuable network of contacts and boost your employability.

A Masters degree will also enhance career opportunities within Higher Education and prepare you for further postgraduate studies.

Accreditation

Accredited by the CIPR the industry’s leading body and a single discipline PR course teaching a wide range of PR specialisms including: campaign creation, crisis management, social media management and Internal communications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Relations: Theory and Practice
  • PR and Society: Ethics and Critical Concepts
  • PR and Marketing Communications
  • Public Relations: Theory and Practice
  • Social Media and PR
  • Media Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Apply at least 6 months in advance .

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We usually require applicants to hold a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a related discipline.
  • We will consider applicants with professional and vocational experience.
  • If you are suitably qualified, we will invite you to an interview to assess whether this is the right course for you.
  • We may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time fees for this course are £403 per 10 credits.

Living costs for Sunderland

758 - 1438 GBP /month
Living costs

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