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Public Relations and Communications, BA Hons

Want to learn how to grow and manage business reputations? Our PR and digital communications course will give you all the skills you need.

Our degree in public relations and communications will teach you how to manage the reputations of different types of organisation (businesses, public sector and NGOs) in different industries (including fashion, beauty, healthcare and tech). 

You will learn to strategically use areas of communication practice such as digital, media relations, internal communications and public affairs, while developing your own personal brand and learning fascinating theories (like those about persuasion and social psychology).

We work with leading PR consultancies and our PR alumni, who teach on the course. Our students have secured placements at companies such as Apple, Disney, Ford and Sony. Our recent graduates now work at the BBC, Twitter and Weber Shandwick.

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

P210 G BA/PR

Location

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

UK/international fees

What you should know about this course

  • The course is an ideal choice if you want to use your creativity to help organisations communicate and build relationships.
  • One of our students won Best BA PR Dissertation in Europe, awarded by the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA).
  • Successful graduates are eligible for the CIPR Advanced Certificate in Public Relations, helping to improve their career earning potential.
  • Our marketing subjects are ranked top in London (Complete University Guide 2019).

What you will study

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About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers also contribute to seminar teaching with their latest research-led insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

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Entry requirements

If you are

104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

Plus, GCSE English language or literature and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access courses
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

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

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses, such as the International Baccalaureate.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Average intake per year is 30-40. Lecture sizes are normally 30-240, and seminars/tutorials are 15-30. This varies by module, if shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, assessments, and field trips. Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Attend additional support classes in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join the PR Fraternity and other student societies.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

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.

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

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.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work placements are optional, and you are responsible for arranging your placement with support from the university.

Previous students have secured a placement year at Apple, Saab, Walt Disney and Talk PR.

How long is my placement?

Work placements are 9-12 months of full-time paid work. You take this between the second and third years of study.

What are the financial arrangements?

UK placement annual salaries range between £13,000 and £18,000 pro rata. Some charity/voluntary work organisations offer travel costs and lunch expenses in lieu of a full salary.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates may pursue a variety of PR and communication roles across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. PR and communication skills are also applicable to careers in marketing, management and teaching. 

Recent graduates from this degree have secured roles at the BBC, Twitter and PR consultancies (e.g. Weber Shandwick, Golin Harris, and the Four Communications).

Are internships available?

Internships are optional, and last for a minimum of six weeks. Gain a Certificate in Professional Practice and valuable employment experience before graduating.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability Team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential. Services include:

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

Our Greenwich Employability Passport Scheme will make your CV stand out to employers. It recognises your efforts in part-time work, volunteering, sports and societies during your studies.

Our i3Centre provides business start-up support, mentoring, workshops and competitions. Develop your business ideas by entering our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards innovation.

Accommodation information

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UNISTATS

Unistats data is not available for the part time mode of this programme. This is usually due it to being a new programme for which there is not yet any data.