Study a Public Relations and Media degree with us, and you will be able to gain the skills to equip you for a successful career in this exciting field.
Our degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and is taught by experienced industry professionals and leading academics.
The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.
You will have the chance to explore strategic communications, digital public relations practice, public relations theory, strategy, marketing and branding, business and entrepreneurship, journalism and professional development.
A work placement will give you first-hand experience of PR and media, and you will have the option of studying a semester abroad in Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA.
WHY PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, PR and Media at Swansea is ranked:
- 8th in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017
- 11th in the Guardian University Guide 2018
You will be able to take competitive work-based learning or work-placements, and you can attend workshops and seminars run by guest speakers as part of the course.
YOUR PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
During your foundation year, you will explore what it means to be human – studying a range of humanities and social science topics to introduce you to university-level study.
You will start the degree course in your second year, when we offer a varied and flexible degree, so you can shape your course to match your career goals as well as developing your own interests.
You can discover how PR is important for the success of all companies, and learn about the benefits of developing lasting relationships with other companies and professionals, including news reporters, advertisers and marketers, media practitioners and politicians.
You will develop creative skills to manage digital media campaigns and direct strategic, international communications, specialising in PR. You can also study distinct pathways in digital and practical media, film and journalism.
You will gain generic broad-based skills to specialise in further study or essential skills for the professional workplace.
There is the opportunity for a work placement and to spend a semester overseas, both experiences which will greatly enhance your career prospects.
You will have an academic mentor for any support you need.
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
91% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015).
Our PR and Media graduates are truly international and are employed around the world. They have careers in:
- PR and marketing,
- digital marketing,
- TV and radio,