Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Public Relations and Corporate Communications, MA

Our PR & Corporate Communications Master’s is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Developed with PR practitioners for key PR areas.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Keen to build and manage a company's reputation? Want to use your creativity to help organisations communicate and build relationships?
  • Study a Master's recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the UK's professional body in PR
  • Based in London and home to world-leading PR agencies, you will benefit from the experience of PR practitioners as well as leading academics.

Department

Marketing, Events & Tourism

Location

Attendance

1 years full-time

Professional recognition

This programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Successful graduates are eligible for the CIPR Advanced Certificate in Public Relations.

This Masters aims to develop skills and knowledge necessary to enter or advance your career in a public relations or corporate communications role

Professional accreditation

Our Master's degree is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the UK's professional body in PR. This helps you to demonstrate that you have industry-standard skills, improving your career prospects.

Course structure

You will learn how to help organisations communicate, build stronger relationships and engage with increasingly demanding stakeholders. 

This public relations degree has been developed in partnership with the PR industry to provide you with key courses relevant to PR practice. 

You will gain the practical and theoretical skills, required for this increasingly influential management discipline. The ethical dimensions of the role and practice of PR provide an important framework to this programme.

We will provide you with insights into 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 PR theory and practice. 

Rankings

Our marketing subjects are ranked:

  • Top 10 for student satisfaction in London (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Top 5 in London overall (Complete University Guide 2018).

Outcomes

This degree aims to:

  • Develop your understanding and critical reflection about the role and processes of public relations in organisations and society
  • Engage with topics and issues about public relations, and demonstrate leadership and thoughtful reflection in discussions and group work
  • Develop practical skills for PR planning and implementation, reflective skills and scholarship 
  • Gain understanding of the role and agendas which develop from PR as a strategic management discipline.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

You should have a good quality relevant undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute.

Good written and spoken English is required.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

If there are any field trips, students may need to pay their travel costs.

Additional information

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

  • Written assignments
  • Group and individual presentations
  • A dissertation. 

You will get the opportunity to explore communications across different forms of media, including writing blogs and communicating through other forms of media such as Twitter.

Careers

Graduates from this degree have gained positions within PR consultancies, the public sector, NGOs and charities, and companies serving a range of sectors including consumer, technology, financial, political and corporate PR.

Employability

You can reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office. The team focuses on developing your employment skills through CV support, interview skills workshops and guidance through mentors to progress in the industry. This includes the opportunity to network with employers and recruiters at career fairs.

Extracurricular activities

We encourage you to join student societies such as the PR Fraternity Society, which organises events and networking opportunities. They invite a range of high-profile speakers such as Nicky Campbell, BBC presenter, to offer career advice and talk about communications in various industries.

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