To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video
Public Relations with Journalism
Search Results

BA (Hons)
Public Relations with Journalism

Undergraduate course
Marketing, PR & Journalism

Gain an insight into the fast-paced world of PR and journalism and develop skills that offer an exciting career with dual prospects.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    The Rose Bowl, City Campus

Your Course

Did you know? Did you know?
Did you

Know?
PR students from our University develop a portfolio of real work that employers rate as highly valuable.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language Grade B or above and GCSE Maths Grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C Maths. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B English. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Level 6 Entry: Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subjects of Public Relations or Communications. Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language Grade B or above and GCSE Maths Grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C Maths. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B English. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Level 6 Entry: Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subjects of Public Relations or Communications. Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Nina Hands and Jasmine Headley

Careers

Nina Hands and Jasmine Headley
Co-Directors, Content Soup PR agency

BA (Hons) Public Relations

Read more

“We gained so much experience from our placements. They allowed us to learn from the best people in the industry and exposed us to the real world of PR. Our placement experience was the main thing potential employers were interested in when we went for interviews after University, and it gave us the skills to hit the ground running in our first jobs.

MODULES & LEARNING

Reporting 1 for Public Relations

Writing for Communication

Contemporary PR: Portfolio 1

PR Trends

Journalism Practice & Principles

Communications Ethics & Regulation

Reporting 2 for Public Relations

Futures: The Evolution of the Media

Communication Campaigns - Strategy & Tactics

Digital Media & Communication

Internal Communications & Employee Engagement: Portfolio 2

Managing Resources for PR & Communication

Corporate Communications: Communication Audit

Issues & Crisis Management: Portfolio 3

PR Dissertation / Research Project / Journalism Project

Celebrity & the Media

Magazine Production

Photographic Journalism

Work Placement

Media & Entertainment Law

Newsdays 1

Newsdays 2

Sports Journalism

Your future career is hugely important, that's why employability and work-related learning is embedded throughout our course. You will have the opportunity to engage with professionals from a host of organisations - these may include BBC, Glaxo Smith Kline, Disney, John Lewis, Nike, Warner Brothers and ITN, Sky, Yorkshire Post Newspapers, the Guardian, and the Independent. Our close links with industry offer a variety of long and short placement opportunities in PR and journalism. If you choose to study this course over four years, you can work for one year in the industry.

Our dedicated employability and placements office will support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview, assessment centres and psychometric tests.

You will also take part in a number of simulated news events and work with clients on live briefs gaining a real feel of this dynamic media environment. As well as the opportunity to work with a variety of employers, you will also access our purpose-built facilities, which include ICT suites, a news and simulated press room, TV and radio studios.

  •  Lucy Laville
    Lucy Laville Lucy Laville
    Senior Lecturer

    Opportunities in public relations are immense and highly rewarding. Journalism is also a popular degree choice with many graduates gaining work in PR due to the crossover of skills. The bringing together of these two popular subjects will provide you with an invaluable insight and experience into relevant practice and theory.

    Lucy has more than 15 years’ experience working in public relations, including for American Airlines, KPMG, national charities and award winning agencies. She continues to work with industry to provide students with a great programme of guest lecturers who contribute by offering placements and in some cases, employment. Lucy contributes to text books on Public Relations including her own book ‘Developing your PR Skills’ which featured in the Sunday Times Creating Success series.
  • Life in Leeds

FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • The Rose Bowl
    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

The Rose Bowl, City Campus

View in Google Maps

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

Need more convincing?
Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
Order A Prospectus

To order a copy of the latest Undergraduate prospectus, please register your details.

Order A Prospectus
Order a Printed Prospectus

Other Courses that may interest you

Explore further
  • Leeds is brimming with cultural interest, a vibrant and varied nightlife and some of the best shopping in the north of England.

  • Leeds lies at the heart of the UK with excellent transport links to most major cities. It was also voted best UK University Destination and is home to 200,000 students.

  • Experience accommodation with a difference. We are proud to offer some of the best university accommodation in the UK.