All Location

Mogadishu-Somalia

Duration

1 year

Earliest Start Date

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Application Deadline

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Languages

English

Study Type

Online

Pace

Full Time / Part Time / DL Online

Tuition Fees

$

Course description

The MA in Media and Public Relations will provide you with a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of public relations by examining the structure of the PR sector and offering insights into the way in which the industry works.

The course covers the history and development of public relations in different parts of the world and provides a theoretical framework for analyzing this rapidly changing profession.

You will examine classic and emerging PR strategies and the use of research to inform PR campaigns and to measure their effectiveness, as well as their wider social impacts. You will look in depth at successful and effective PR campaigns and at the structural relationships between PR and the media. You will consider how commercial businesses and non-governmental organizations use PR techniques to advance their objectives.

This course will equip you with the skills to critically analyze PR campaigns and understand the functions of publicity and the management of crisis communications scenarios. You will gain the skills to conduct research to evaluate the effectiveness of PR campaigns and how to plan and implement an effective PR campaign.

One of the great strengths of this course is that you will be taught by lecturers and support tutors who combine specialist knowledge of theory and research methods with experience of the public relations sector and its working practices.

This postgraduate degree will provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to enhance your professional development or equip you to pursue academic study at research degree level.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is by taught examinations, coursework, assignments, group assessment and presentations.

Course unit details

You will study a total of 180 credits during the course.

Requirements

The university is open to all students who fulfill the following requirements:

  • Copy and original of Secondary, University Certificates and Transcripts
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Application Letter
  • CV and Experience Letter
  • Admission fee $
  • Passport sized photos
  • File
  • Pass entry exams.

Course Structure:

Semester One

Subject Code

Subject Name

MPRMM1001001

Business Essentials for Corporate Public Relations

MPRMM1001002

Digital Communications

MPRMM1001003

International and Intercultural Public Relations

 

Semester Two

Subject Code

Subject Name

MPRMM1002004

Media, Messages and Messengers

MPRMM1002005

Public Relations Capstone I

MPRMM1002006

Reputation Management and Crisis PR

 

Semester Three

Subject Code

Subject Name

MPRMM2001007

Research Methodology

MPRMM2001008

Strategic Writing for Public Relations

MPRMM2001009

Survey of Public Relations Issues

 

Semester Four

Subject Code

Subject Name

MPRMM20020010

The Practice of Public Relations

MPRMM20020011

Master Thesis

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