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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

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How you will study
full-time

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About Communication at Swansea University

The MA offers syllabus-based practice in professional, contemporary media skills, taught by industry professionals with academic backgrounds. The programme includes modules in Professional Writing/Journalism, Visual Communications and Media Design, Video and Documentary Making and PR, Branding and Promotion. Other modules in communication, theory, film and history are also available.  

The programme allows graduates to add valuable and desirable professional media skills for careers in business, journalism, public and media relations, broadcasting, advertising and marketing and industry professionals to acquire new media skills and qualifications that will enhance their continuing professional development.

Course Overview

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment.

The full-time MA course is split across the year with three modules offered in each academic semester (a total of six modules in part one) and then a dissertation or professional media practice  project over the summer (part two).

The part two component allows students to either write a 16,000 word dissertation or undertake the professional media project which incorporates the practical elements of the course and a short unpaid work placement.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MA Full-time £6,200 £13,700 MA Part-time £2,050 £4,600

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent professional experience.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

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