University of Chester

University of Chester

Communications and Public Relations

This course offers a combined professional study route focusing on areas of marketing and public relations; there is opportunities throughout the programme for students to network with industry professionals and to gain work experience through a shadowing and work placement scheme, students may also have the chance to undertake an international study exchange; students complete a campaign planning module which involves students working with a live client organisation and producing a marketing/public relations proposal for them, allowing students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained during the programme.

Entry requirements

Lower 2nd Class Honours degree in any discipline, or equivalent; applicants who do not possess the normal academic qualifications may be considered where there is evidence of aptitude and ability and where there is also evidence of at least two years of professional level experience.

Course modules

Core modules: Self review and negotiation of learning; communication and public relations management; designing practitioner research; digital and social media; triple negotiated experiential learning (project modules) module.

Assessment methods

The taught programme modules are all assessed by coursework assignments and the master's degree is assessed by submission of a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 675 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 10,800 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time £ 675 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 3,600 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
Part-time £ 675 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
Part-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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