Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Public Relations and Digital Communications with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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Summary: This course includes an integrated foundation year if you don’t have the appropriate subjects or grades for direct entry to the first year of the degree. Public relations and digital communications - encompassing digital magazines, social and multimedia marketing, branding and advertising and corporate communications - has emerged not just as an area of creative media industry, but as a dynamic practice that is ubiquitous across all industries. Course details: There is a need for a new generation of critical and creative thinkers and content producers, evidenced by growing job vacancies in the digital communications field. The BA (Hons) Public Relations and Digital Communications degree responds directly to the fluidity of the global media landscape. It covers content production skills, campaign design, creativity, project management, business understanding and effective team working, entrepreneurial approaches and leadership ability. You learn strategically as an agent of change through industry-led and standard projects and build a portfolio of practice and research. You devise strategies, creative solutions and produce quality exciting content, which communicates to audiences at local, national and global levels. Between Year 2 and your final year, you have the chance to spend a year in industry on placement, or study abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you can proceed on to the final year. After the course: Graduates from media and creative industries courses at Teesside University work in a range of digital communication roles, both across the North East and as far afield as Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Roles include public relations, social media design, content production and marketing, digital magazine production and editing and corporate communications for companies as varied as Island Records, Sky Sports, public relations companies such as Harvey and Hugo, digital marketing companies such as Visualsoft, fashion brands and designers and in digital communication roles for major news brands. Graduates from media courses have also set up their own companies, contributing directly to the UK digital economy.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

You learn through lectures, seminars, practical workshops, work-based activities and group work. Teaching staff adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module content, assess, provide feedback and communicate with you. You are assessed in a variety of ways including assignments, examinations, group work, presentations and live practical projects.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeP309
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Flexible - each application is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Public Relations and Digital Communications with Foundation Year at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS