MSc - Master of Science
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Equip yourself with in-demand skills, craft a professional portfolio, and forge industry connections on this flexible, forward-looking course that offers an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification.
Complex, digital and global, today’s world can be daunting in its scope and speed of change. Yet for communications and public relations (PR) professionals with the right blend of skills and the confidence to grapple with any challenge, now is a thrilling time to build a career. This highly respected course can help you turn your ambitions into a rewarding future.
- Develop the modern strategic communication skills that employers are looking for.
- Create a professional-standard piece of work to showcase your skills, and make connections with influential industry figures.
- Earn an internationally respected postgraduate qualification on a course that is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA).
- Tailor your learning to your future career, developing knowledge, skills and learning in a rich and diverse environment from tutors who are internationally published researchers and practitioners with years of professional experience.
Social media, smartphones and the internet have changed how we talk to each other and how organisations talk to their customers forever. Stories spread round the world in the time it takes to order a latte. Word of mouth has never been more powerful at generating interest for organisations. But how can this wave of change be harnessed? In our digital age there is a rising demand for communications professionals with the skills to plan strategic PR campaigns and drive success for businesses, charities and government organisations.
On this course you will develop the specialist skills needed to communicate effectively across a range of media and digital platforms. It’s important to understand the bigger picture, and you will study within a framework that emphasises strategic thinking and a critical stance, enabling you to make an effective, ethical and responsible contribution to your organisation.
You can tailor your learning to your career aspirations and gain practical experience – and always-valuable contacts – on an industry placement. You will learn from tutors who have many years of experience in communication and public relations roles and who are widely published.
MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)
Teaching, learning and assessment
Students learn from an academic team that includes internationally published researchers and practitioners with years of professional experience. In many modules, students learn alongside and network with practitioners working in communication and public relations roles.
Teaching comprises a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials. Teaching involves face-to-face and directed learning as well as your own self-directed activity. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus.
Where this course takes you is up to you. Our graduates have an impressive track record in achieving their career aspirations, going on to take key roles in a wide range of organisations across the globe. The course has also provided professional development for those already working in consultancy and in-house roles and is a pathway to an academic career in the subject area.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 14,500per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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