Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This course will investigate the rise of public relations and its links with global media institutions from both historical perspectives and in relation to the contemporary media landscape. It will offer a critical examination of the role of public relations (PR) in the mediation of power as well as the role of public relations in a range of media arenas.

Course Modules

Modules include: public relations propaganda and spin; key issues in media and public relations; building a PR campaign; media marketing and public relations. Optional modules include: media and public relations major project 1 and 2.

Course Additional Entry

A UK 1st or 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a relevant area such as film and television studies, media studies, sociology, communications, public relations. Other subjects and qualifications will be considered with relevant work experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. Entry criteria are subject to change. English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65 per cent (min 60 per cent in all areas).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £15,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,650  Academic year. First year home fees