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Public Relations and Multimedia Communications

1 year full-time
Entry requirement
2:1Or higher
Up to
alumni discount
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Southampton City Centre
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Passionate about PR and communications? Want to boost your employment prospects? Solent’s MA PR and Multimedia Communications programme is designed to help graduates build on traditional paradigms of public relations, exploring critically how the PR industry relates to advertising, marketing and journalism.

With an emphasis on the emergence of ‘peer-to-peer’ communications on digital platforms, this course can help improve the employability of both recent graduates and existing practitioners.

The Professional Development module gives students work-placement and freelance opportunities, enhancing their professional skillset. Students will also be able to pitch for paid work at Solent Creatives, who specialise in connecting students with businesses who need creative support. These projects can help students to strengthen their portfolio of professional work.

Learners are encouraged to carry out additional work experience alongside their regular studies. The course team’s close links with industry have helped past students to negotiate placements at top local and national agencies.

The course concludes with a major project or dissertation. This is another opportunity for students to specialise their knowledge, conducting in-depth research into an area that complements their unique career ambitions.

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    in the sector for graduate start-ups (HEBCI 2018/19)

Why choose this course?

Course features

This course is for

This course is aimed at graduates in a PR or communications-related discipline. The course content is well-suited to graduates who wish to build upon their existing knowledge and explore new and emerging communications channels. 

What this course leads to

Graduates from this course leave Solent with a wealth of industry relevant experience to show potential employers. 

  • Public relations (agency and in-house)
  • Marketing
  • Digital and social media communications
  • Crisis management
  • Internal communications
  • Research and analysis
  • Content management
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Customer communications analysis
  • Brand partnership

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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