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MSc Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management

Gain a thorough understanding of the role of public relations (PR) in modern society while developing key analytical, management and communication skills.

Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management

Key facts

  • Award Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
  • Start date October or January
  • Duration MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based, Stand-alone modules

Our Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management course gives you the chance to design, implement and evaluate public relations campaigns, helping you to develop the practical and analytical skills you'll need for a successful career in communications and PR.

You'll develop a critical appreciation of the role of public relations in society, as well as key analytical and professional skills. You’ll also gain a solid understanding of the theory behind PR, and have many opportunities to put this theory into practice.

By the end of your studies, you’ll have the necessary skills to work at managerial level in PR. You’ll be able to analyse environments, issues, organisational cultures and relationships – as well as set objectives, and design and implement public relations strategies.

We’re continually updating this well-established course in line with new advances, including how communication campaigns may successfully integrate digital media. Field trips and guest lectures offer opportunities to discuss strategic communication issues with leading practitioners. These also give you networking opportunities and an understanding of current best practice. The course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

 
  • Top reasons to study with us
  • Professional accreditations

    We're members of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

  • Work placements

    As part of this course you’ll have the opportunity to undertake placements and internships. The research placement module in spring semester is designed to let you undertake an original piece of research with a non-academic partner that is related to live strategic communications and public affairs campaigns. There are also opportunities to undertake applied or work-based dissertation projects over the summer semester

  • Flexible learning

    Find out more about our Strategic Public Relations (Online) course

    If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.

  • Research

    Communications, Media and Culture at the University of Stirling had 70 percent of its research rated as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

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