Public Relations with New Media - Cork
By developing student's research, planning, managerial and multimedia skills the course aims to produce graduates who can display leadership and show the capacity for innovation within the dynamic and fast evolving professional communications industry. Course content focuses strongly on PR tools and techniques, particularly within the growing new media environment, and on the increasing globalisation and convergence of the media industries.
Through liaison with PR professionals and by working on 'live' industry projects, the course aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to effectively function as a public relations professional in an era of high- speed and interactive digital communications.
This is a full-time programme which can be studied part-time. Part-time students take modules on a phased basis and achieve the programme qualification over a number of academic years. The elective modules afford the learner the opportunity to broaden his/her skills set in other disciplines or to deepen his/her skills set in the wider professional communications environment. The elective modules offered in any given year are delivered subject to demand and resource availability.
The elective modules afford the learner the opportunity to broaden his/her skills set in other disciplines or to deepen his/her skills set in the wider professional communications environment. The elective modules offered in any given year are delivered subject to demand and resource availability.
Stage 1/Semester 1
PR Theory & Application
Ethics & Social Responsibility
Multimedia Production Media Writing
Research Methods and Practice
Direct Marketing Environment
Stage 1/Semester 2
PR and New Media
New Media Production
Business Communication & Online Writing
Public Relations Campaigns
Media Law, Ethics & Professional
Practice Event & Project Management
The Business Environment
Enterprise and Innovation
Stage 2/Semester 1
Public Relations MA Project
Students will participate in the Public Relations Mentorship Programme which aims to prepare students for a career in the communications industry through a series of presentations and one-to-one contact with industry professionals. Students will prepare a career development plan, liaise with the MTU Careers Service, participate in professional networking, both on and offline, and develop important career oriented skillsets aimed at enhancing employability and career prospects.
What is a Module?
A module is a standalone unit of learning and assessment and is completed within one semester. A full-time student will normally study six modules in each semester; part-time and ACCS (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects) students will have flexibility as to the number of modules taken.
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Entry requirements for this course will be in accordance with standard Institute admissions procedures. Entrants will be expected to hold minimum of a 2.2 honours degree. Admission to the course will be on the basis of interview. Recognition of Prior Learning will be applicable for candidates entering from the workplace or applying for admission from other institutes.
2 years part-time or full-time.