Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Public Relations and Media with a Foundation Year

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Course summary

The Public Relations and Media Foundation Year will offer an exciting introduction to higher education and is part of a 4-year undergraduate integrated degree. This foundation year will ideally suit those that need a little more support after further education before undertaking an undergraduate degree, or those returning to education after a gap. The inclusive learning environment, delivered by an expert programme team, will meet your needs to feel comfortable at Swansea University. We are interested in your future and committed to supporting you to get where you want to be, and this foundation year will be a great place to start your journey in higher education. The foundation programme offers exciting and innovative content in the modules that deal with the notion and understanding of what it is to be human. You will explore what it is to be human using the humanities and social sciences, including a great variety of theory and literature delivered by academics within your full degree subject area. A final year project supervised from a subject expert in the Public Relation and Media degree teaching team will allow you to explore an area of interest to you within your chosen discipline. After progression from the foundation year, you will cover topics including public relations and marketing, creative media practice, radio and video production, journalism, digital and social media. You will have access to our Media Creativity Suite, which has a video studio and a computer lab kitted out with iMacs installed with industry standard software, including Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Creative Cloud. Our teaching staff comprises specialist international researchers and also ex-professionals lecturing on video production, web and creative design, PR and journalism, giving you an unrivalled mix of academic and industry experience, further supported by lectures and seminars by guest speakers. As a student on our BA Public Relations and Media programme accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, you will be joining a department that is ranked in the 11th in the UK for overall student satisfaction. (NSS 2017). Some 91% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015), and 75% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2016/17. Our Public Relations and Media graduates are truly international and are employed not just in the UK but all around the world. They have careers in journalism, media, business, public relations and marketing, digital marketing, broadcasting, TV and radio, and publishing. Swansea University is awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF Gold). Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course will give you a thorough understanding of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of your qualifications and/or professional experience, personal statement and referee’s comments. We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.

Course details

Modules

Themes include: • How humanities and social sciences provides understanding of what it is to be human • Psychology • Sociology • Media • English • History • Politics • Academic and study development • Personal and communication development • Values and Citizenship • Research

Assessment method

We offer varied and inclusive assessment which includes: • Support and development of well-rounded learner • Essays, presentations, blog, report, research essay, online workbook, class participation • Only one short exam • Supports challenging weaker areas or preference • Supports transferable skills for future • Lectures, tutorials, workshops, 1:1, interactive teaching • Online resources and support


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
PP22
Institution code:
S93
Campus name:
Singleton Park Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

International applicants should refer to The College, Swansea University http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-college/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
93%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Public Relations and Media with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS