University of Lincoln

Degree level: Undergraduate

Communications and Public Relations

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Communications and Public Relations degree at Lincoln provides opportunities for students to learn a strategic approach to PR and benefit from an integrated multi-media approach to communications. The course draws on the disciplines of storytelling, crisis management, events and campaigning. The programme aims to develop written and verbal skills to give students the opportunity to become confident communicators, prepared to face the challenges of fast-paced modern public relations work. Students can work with multi-media technologies including video, audio and online material, and study how social media can be a volatile but powerful platform to reach large audiences.

Course details

Modules

The first year aims to introduce students to the breadth of public relations disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to cover academic theory through modules in communication in society, democracy and bureaucracy, while learning key components of public relations practice, including copywriting, design and multiplatform media skills. The second year aims to encourage students to apply learning to the real world and covers different areas of PR, such as commercial, not-for-profit and the public sector. The final year provides students the opportunity to include in-depth study in an area of PR that especially interests them, as well as modules on PR strategy. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Public Relations, Chartered Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P210
Institution code:
L39
Campus name:
Lincoln (Main Site)
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


English language requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
100%
Student satisfaction
72%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
86%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £16200 Year 1

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost
Communications and Public Relations at University of Lincoln - UCAS