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MA Corporate Communication

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

Corporate Communication is an all-encompassing term referring to businesses, government bodies and not-for-profit organisations (Non Governmental Organisations), and is increasingly replacing the terms public relations and public affairs in the communication industry.

The Faculty of Media & Communication has extensive experience in the research and teaching of corporate communication and public relations, having been one of the first UK universities to launch undergraduate studies in PR in the late 1980s.

This course draws on the expertise of academics who are engaged in leading-edge research and consultancy work, and you will benefit from studying in a department with an excellent reputation within the industry, as well as strong links with both the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA). It is also accredited by the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and there is an opportunity to obtain the IDM Certificate in Digital Marketing alongside the degree course. 

During the course you'll have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of areas of communication management, whilst developing insights into the latest techniques used in communication research, planning and evaluation.

A professional ‘Boot Camp’, with the collaboration of public relations and communication agencies and relevant professional associations, will offer you the opportunity to be embedded within agencies or in-house communication departments for up to two weeks, typically in London. By the end of the two weeks, you will be able to draw on real-world experience and will be able to start to develop your professional career, capitalise on networking opportunities and evaluating and planning your own career trajectories.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time

Accreditations:

Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM)

Required subjects:

PR, Marketing Communication, Business Studies, Communication, Media

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent. For more information see our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information see our full entry requirements.

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Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

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Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

Some of our Corporate Communication graduates are now undertaking roles within agencies and communication departments of organisations like Porsche, Weber Shandwick and NBC Universal. Some graduates have also found employment with local and central government.

Read Sandra’s story of how her Master’s was the springboard for her careerSee what Shuyi Liang has achieved since she graduated

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

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