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Birmingham City University

Media and Communication (Public Relations)

UCAS Code: P9P2

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects. subject excluded - General Studies and Critical Thinking

Pass overall, with a minimum of merit in level 3 units GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equiivalent qualifications must be offered. GCSE science is not required for Access students.

with grade B plus grades BB at A-Level (or equivalent qualifications) Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).

Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for. Can be considered along with a GCE AS-level plus either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

grade 4 GCSE English Language Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered.

HNC (BTEC)

D

Overall Distinction profile Must be in a related subject. May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

D

Overall Distinction profile Must be in a related subject. May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

14 points from 3 Higher level subjects English Group A – Grade 4 or above or English Group B and Ab initio – grade 5 Portfolio where required Students who do not complete the full IB Deploma: obtain a total of 16 points or above from 3 Higher Level subjects. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H2,H2

Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level

O2,O2,O2,O2,O3,O3

Must include English language. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in order to achieve 112 tariff points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in order to achieve 112 tariff points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in order to achieve 112 tariff points.

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.

Only in combination with other qualifications Can be combined with two A levels, a BTEC Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D*

Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D*

Can be combined with one A level, AS level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

D*

Can be combined with one A level, AS level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Maximum of three Advanced Highers can be considered together.

Scottish Higher

C,C

plus BC (2 Advanced Highers) One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112

GCSE grade 4 English Language. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Public relations

Intimately linked to industry, the Public Relations pathway of our BA (Hons) Media and Communications provides you with the skills and knowledge that todays PR professionals need in a fast-moving media environment.The course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and provides plenty of opportunities to build contacts with some of the UKs leading PR organisations, working on genuine campaigns and pitching ideas to clients.What's covered in the course?This course provides the key skills needed to develop a career in the fast-growing fields of public relations and promotion.You will plan PR campaigns, using a wide range of tactics from media briefings to social media outreach, and take part in our PR students' conference, a major annual event attended by PR professionals and students.With strong links to many influential media organisations, this course offers an industry-relevant blend of production, theory and professional studies.In addition to core PR work, there will be an opportunity to develop related skills in other media, including journalism, print and web design, exhibition management and photography. You will work on real-life PR campaigns, and pitch your ideas and proposals to clients and industry representatives.Why Choose Us?The course provides excellent professional development in PR through close links with the industry across the Midlands and regular consultation with a panel of PR employers.Our staff are established media professionals with a wealth of industry experience.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Parkside Building Campus

Department:

Birmingham School of Media

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