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CW808
Media and Public Relations

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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Media and Public Relations (PR) helps establish and maintain lines of communication between an organisation and its publics. PR uses the editorial space within print publications, websites, television and radio shows to communicate a brand’s message. Essentially it is about managing reputation. Companies and organisations use media relations officers or public relations staff to project their public profile and this programme equips students with the skills needed to fulfil these roles. Broadcast and digital media plays an important role within this mix and skills in these areas are a key part of this programme.

This three-year programme provides an academic and professional qualification for students interested in a career in media or public relations. The broad ranging programmes combine academic and practical skills development and includes modules on: public relations; information technology; social psychology; management; effective writing and research; marketing; visual language and the media.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

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Graduates of this programme will have the skills necessary to manage the full spectrum of corporate communications including: web content development; writing and publishing press releases; managing internal and external communications; digital content production; representing the organisation on broadcast media; video and audio planning and production. Graduates will also be qualified to pursue careers as presenters or executives in television, radio or new media contexts.



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