Public relations is a booming industry and has continued to grow year-on-year. The numbers of Public Relations Officers (PROs) now match journalists in the UK and there is a big demand for graduates who have the skills to meet the dynamic changes of this exciting and growing sector.
Public relations specialisms are expanding too, and graduates are gaining jobs in a number of areas including crisis management, corporate social responsibility, media relations, corporate communication, sponsorship and internal communication.
The International Public Relations and Global Communications Management course from Cardiff University is a unique one year course that develops the skills and techniques required to practice public relations and communications at an international level.
Public relations, at its heart, is about communication between an organisation and its public(s), but 21st century public relations - with the advent of new media - is embedded in everything from politics and business to celebrity. PR is now firmly at the heart of strategic organisational planning.
Aside from gaining valuable practical skills, you are introduced to business, organisational and PR theory so that you can apply critical thinking to professional scenarios to further the effectiveness and quality of public relations that is practiced in industry. This synthesis of theory and practice culminates in a final dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words where you have the opportunity to apply what you have learnt to an area of personal PR interest. This piece of advanced academic study would enable you to embark on further research in the field of international public relations, should you wish to do so.
Graduates of MA International Public Relations and Global Communications Management are employed in a range of occupations; roles can range from Public Relations Executives, Press Officers, Communications Managers and Copywriters for global and UK corporations.
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- International Public Relations Theory
- International Public Relations Practice
- Research Methods
- Global Communications Management
- Digital Communications Management
- Professional Practice
- Project Based Dissertation
- 12 months
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Applications are considered throughout the year.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences International Relations Public Relations View 43 other Masters in Public Relations in United Kingdom
- You will need to complete an online applications form which will then be considered by an admissions tutor.
- This course is suitable for graduates from a range of academic disciplines.
- Applicants should possess a UK higher education degree of at least lower second class honours (2:2), or a non-UK qualification recognised by the University as being equivalent to this. This requirement may be waived for candidates with relevant professional qualifications or experience.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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