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Ulster University

Communication Management and Public Relations

UCAS Code: P9P3

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Overall Access profile 65% - 70%.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Profile to include GCSE English Language grade C or above (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25-26

Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum of 25 points (12 at higher level) - 26 points (13 at higher level).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4-H3,H3,H3,H3,H3


Overall Irish Leaving Certificate profile H3H3H3H3H4 - H3H3H3H3H3H. English Grade H6 (Higher Level) or above, or Grade O4 (Ordinary Level) or above, if not sitting at Higher Level, is required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

Overall BTEC award profile DMM (to include a minimum of 8 distinctions) - DDM (to include a minimum of 9 distinctions)

UCAS Tariff

112-120

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Information services

Public relations

Important notice campus changeThis course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course. Emerging out of long established teaching and research in the field of Communication, and links with the continually developing Communication industries, the Communication Management and Public Relations degree places the study of Communication processes at the heart of an understanding of the Communication industries in general, and the Public Relations industry in particular. On this course you will develop knowledge and skills in strategic internal (interpersonal, group, organisational) and external (public relations, political, media) communication.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
for the whole course
EU
£4,160
for the whole course
International
£13,240
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£4,160
for the whole course
Scotland
£9,000
for the whole course
Wales
£9,000
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Jordanstown

Department:

Jordanstown Campus

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
high
Information services
83%
high
Public relations

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information services

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Publicity studies

Teaching and learning

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information services

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

94%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Media professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Information services covers a broad range of degree options including librarianship and museum studies, which are usually only taken by a small number of students at first degree level. These areas tend to be much more popular at postgraduate level - and with a lot of competition for jobs in libraries and museums, most (but not all) of these jobs go to holders of Masters qualifications. However, many industries are increasingly looking for professionals skilled in managing data and information - so there are related jobs to be had with just a first degree and starting salaries are actually a little above average for this subject.

Publicity studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
29%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We've got an internationally competitive marketing and PR sector and not surprisingly, that is the main industry head into after university. Nearly a third of publicity studies graduates from 2015 were working in London by 2015, but graduates don't just go to work in PR agencies — all sorts of organisations do their own publicity these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology and social media, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways and there is serious demand for good PR staff. This year, a lot of the jobs that graduates got in PR and marketing were found through personal contacts and through recruitment agencies, so build up your contacts, and network your way to a job!

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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