MA-Postgraduate Diploma in Communications, Media and Public Relations by Distance Learning - Distance

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  • Objectives
    The specialised modules in this programme are 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. There will be opportunities for regional specialisation and a chance to explore PR practices in a global context.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements At least 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.
  • Academic title
    MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Communications, Media and Public Relations
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Key Issues and Approaches in Media Study
    -Media History and Social Regulation
    -Media in Global Context
    -Communications and Globalization
    -Investigating Media
    -Media Industries: Convergence, Divergence
    -Professional Practices
    -Audience and Reception
    -Journalism: News Access and Source Power
    -Critical Public Relations: Contexts and Issues

    Teaching and assessment methods
    The course is studied by distance learning. In Year 1 there are five written assignments and one examination. In Year 2 there are four written assignments and a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 word

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