Master of Arts in Media and Public Relations



24 months


30 September 2019


Distance Learning


Quarterly Fee: £1,835**
Full Fee: £11,000
(+VAT, if applicable)

This programme is divided into 2 years. In year 1 you will complete two cumbersome modules in issues in media and communication and PR and society; whereas in year 2 you will have two modules in strategic communications management and media research design and practice, along with a dissertation.

The course covers the history and development of public relations in different parts of the world and provides a theoretical framework for investigating this rapidly changing profession

You will evaluate classic and emerging Public Relations strategies in the Middle East and Gulf and conduct research to inform your PR campaign and measure effectiveness. Furthermore, you will look in-depth at successful PR campaigns that were implemented across the world and their relationship and/or influence on media.

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You will be taught by lecturers and support tutors who combine specialist knowledge of theory and research methods with experience of the public relations sector and its working practices.

The University is a member of the PRCA (Public Relations and Communications Association) which means that once you are successfully registered onto this course you will:

  • Gain free membership of the PRCA
  • Have unlimited access to PRCA online training courses
  • Be able to access a range of networking events, work placements and graduate schemes.

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The entry requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:1 degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional qualification

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

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Career Path

A master’s degree will help you reaffirm your expertise to the corporate world and potential employers that you possess a high level of knowledge in your field.

People who have completed this course have identified key career destinations as media organisations, news agencies, advertising firms and PR firms.


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Fees are paid directly to the University of Leicester.

** Please contact your consultant for the updated instalment plan