Launch of new online part-time MSc in PR and Media Management!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of MMU’s new part-time online Masters in PR aimed at busy PR professionals. The new course MSc in PR and Media Management will start in September 2014 and will be delivered through innovative online interactive webinars which means that practitioners can take the course from anywhere in the UK – or beyond! Practitioners can either take the full Masters or start off with a Postgraduate Certificate in PR and Digital Communications which only takes 8 months to gain.

A big thank you to the MMU PR teaching team for all their hard work in creating this new course. The official press release is below plus links to the new course web pages… if you know any PR practitioners who might be interested, do pass along the information!

 

New PR MSc launched to help boost careers

Learn from the comfort of home or office

A flexible MSc degree in Public Relations and Media Management for students to learn from the comfort of their own home or office has been launched by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.

The course is designed for busy PR professionals aiming to enhance their career within the PR industry and learn in their own time.

Course content offers the opportunity for people to gain new PR and digital communications skills with a range of affordable study options – from shorter Postgraduate Certificates to the full MSc degree – anywhere in the UK.

Live weekly webinars will be hosted by experienced MMU PR professionals, with students able to interact with fellow classmates and tutors via video links. Each course unit also features two Foundation Days at the University’s new £75million Business School.

Flexible learning

All webinar-based lectures and accompanying materials can be replayed and studied after the live sessions, providing even greater flexibility for learning to fit around people’s busy lives.

The course also offers students full access to the University’s resources as well as the ability to meet and network with fellow professionals, guest speakers and the academic team.

Dr Jane Tonge, course leader, said: “It really is an innovative course, offering true flexible learning for students who can go at their own pace. It gives people from anywhere in the country the chance to pick up new qualifications and is tailored to meet their needs.

“The online course is unique and allows people to interact with our experienced lecturers, all with PR and digital industry backgrounds. We believe this is a completely new way to study, giving students new freedoms and interactivity plus weekly interaction with expert tutors to guide you every step of the way.

Enhance your PR career

“It has been designed for PR professionals who want to combine a busy working life with a flexible part-time course, and allows them to step on and off the course while gaining interim qualifications which will enhance their career prospects.”

PR professionals who have a CIPR diploma already hold one third of the masters and can be fast-tracked.

The course would suit practitioners whose initial qualifications do not include PR, those looking for a focus on digital communications or who are seeking to progress to a more strategic PR management role. It will also suit other communications professionals.

The first two units can be done in eight months, earning students a Postgraduate Certificate, while a further eight months study earns a Postgraduate Diploma. Students can stop and start the course when they want, picking up more qualifications as they progress.

Course webpages:

MSc Public Relations and Media Management http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/2014/11308/

PG Certificate Public Relations and Digital Communicationshttp://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/2014/11309/

News link: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/news/news-items/2515/

Are you attending next week’s Get PRofessional?

Wednesday 11th December, sees the last of our Get PRofessional guest lectures for 2013. Join us for networking with coffee and mince pies from 5.15pm outside G34 in the New Business School.

The guest speaker will be Nyree Hughes, who is PR and social media manager at Access Advertising and she will be talking about “Working in a multi-service agency: the role of a PR and digital media specialist.”

Working in public relations doesn’t mean a choice between a PR department in-house in a large organisation or a PR-only agency – it’s equally likely to involve being a PR specialist in a multi-service agency in which advertising, PR, digital and marketing experts work together to give clients an integrated communications service.

This lecture, which should be especially relevant for final year BA Advertising and PR students, offers an insight into this area of work from Nyree Hughes, a PR practitioner with 10 years’ experience who runs a small PR department at Access Advertising, a marketing agency based at Old Trafford.    Nyree is also a fellow MMU student, as she is currently studying an MA in Design as well as running community engagement programmes.

We hope to see lots of you in attendance.