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BA (Hons)Media and Communication (Public Relations)

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

This course provides the key skills needed to develop a career in the fast-growing fields of public relations and promotion.

You will organise press conferences, interviews and promotional events, and take part in our PR students’ conference, a major annual event attended by PR professionals and students.

With strong links to many influential media organisations, this course offers an industry-relevant blend of production, theory and professional studies.

In addition to core PR work, there will be an opportunity to develop related skills in other media, including journalism, print and web design, exhibition management and photography.

You will work on genuine PR campaigns, and pitch your ideas and proposals to clients and industry representatives.

Students will use blogs, create wikis and other interactive media to support their work and self-development.

Programme structure

Across each of the undergraduate degree routes there is an equal emphasis on production, theory and professional and academic development.

The Professional and Academic Development strand of the course prepares you for at least two placements in a media or cultural industries organisation, such as the BBC, Maverick Television, Warwickshire County Cricket Club, newspapers, magazines, PR companies and local radio stations.

Teaching is conducted across a range of environments, including radio and TV studios, editing suites, a new media production suite, a newsroom, lecture theatres, seminar rooms and online.

You will use blogs, create wikis and other interactive media to support your work and self-development.

All staff at the School are established media professionals, who bring with them a range of expertise. They are able to recognise and respond to the rapidly changing demands of the media, ensuring that the course remains relevant to the industry.

The School maintains close contacts with a variety of media organisations, including Sky, BBC, Maverick Television and Future plc, and visiting tutors and guest speakers regularly hold master class sessions to enhance and enrich your learning.

Career opportunities

Our track record for graduate employment is excellent, with the majority of graduates going into a media-related role.

Each course opens up specific employability avenues related to the production route chosen. A high number of graduates have gone into producer/director roles, journalism, public relations, web development, freelance/own business.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States