MA Communication, Media Practice and PR

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 1Yr FT
    MA 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

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.

Key Features

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.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.


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.

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.

How To Apply

Applying Online is the quickest way to apply and receive a decision on your application. You can upload your documents via the online system which will enable us to make a faster decision on your application.

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £7,200 £14,100
MA Part-time £2,400 £4,700

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.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Student Quote

We are Ayo and Jing Li, International Students from Nigeria and China currently studying the MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations at Swansea University. As part of our Video and Documentary Making module assessment we have to work in a team to produce a five minute video, so we decided to make a video about student life. As International students we found it challenging to adapt into a new learning environment so we have made this video to help and guide new students.

Making videos is a brand new experience for us and we have realised that it is all about teamwork.  We both have different strengths and have enjoyed working together to decide on our best ideas. Our project has also helped us to learn more about Swansea University. We can say that student life here is wondrous, we have had good fun making our video and Swansea is definitely the right choice for us.


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