Course Branch: Media and Communication
Course Name: Communications, Media and Public Relations (MA/ Postgraduate Diploma)
Location City, Country: Leicester, UK
College: Centre for Mass Communication and Research (CMCR)
University: University of Leicester
University Description: Leicester is a leading university, ranked 12th by the Guardian University Guide and 15th and top in the region by the Times Good University Guide. The programmes are firmly rooted in a strong research culture. There are opportunities to participate in specialist courses and multi-disciplinary research.
Course Description: The course is designed for those wishing to acquire detailed knowledge of the latest research into news access and journalistic practices, and on the growth, functioning and significance of PR in contemporary society. Modules will cover PR and propaganda; ‘spin’ and the role of public relations in political and commercial communication; PR and the new media; media management in times of conflict, PR and the promotional practices of special interest groups; NGOs and the news.
Duration In Years (In Months): 2 yrs. (24 mths) by Distance Learning
Eligibility Criteria: A good second class honours degree in any discipline, though a social science degree would be particularly relevant, from an institution recognised by the university. Applicants who do not have a first degree, but who can demonstrate other relevant qualifications and/or experience may also be considered.
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