Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Public Relations

Recent graduates with little or no public relations experience can gain the knowledge and skills needed to gain a career in this rapidly expanding area. The course involves completing case studies on major PR campaigns to gain an insight into the sector then developing hands-on skills working with real clients. Students: develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a public relations professional; gain practical skills such as writing news releases, managing crises and organising press conferences; practise communications across media types including print, broadcasting and online; learn from national award winning PR industry specialists, with cross-sector experience.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject, and a good standard of written and spoken English; overseas applicants from countries whose 1st language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English; an IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. You may also be considered if you do not hold a degree but can provide evidence of relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate: PR in society; practical PR; introduction to writing for the media; language and writing; news making; persuasion in practice.
Postgraduate Diploma: PR: organisations and management; PR: professional experience; researching the media; multicultural and intercultural communication; web development for media professionals; hypermedia design; production and editing techniques in radio and television; research and communication. MA: dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: essay; dissertation; portfolio; critical evaluation of professional standard work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

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