The BA (Hons) PR and Marketing Management degree at Cardiff Met offers a defined focus on becoming a Public Relations specialist with a marketing degree. The degree has been developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) ensuring the teaching content is well aligned with industry expectations. All our marketing courses have a renowned reputation for their vocational orientation - becoming a 'Met Marketer' will enable you to gain the academic knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in a PR and marketing career.
The new degree will seek accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and as such will enable students to develop the skills and ability to think creatively and adopt the latest tools in modern Public Relations. The PR landscape is undergoing significant change as consumer and organisations alike rely less and less on traditional media to disseminate and receive information and more and more on instant digital communications – appropriate skilled PR practitioners are more in demand than ever.
Learning & Teaching
The student-centred approach to learning and teaching will be encouraged through the use of specific teaching strategies, case studies, projects, tutorials, practical exercises, supplemented by the use of appropriate support materials, lectures from business experts, videos and computer software. Active engagement with the subject material enhances learning and many of the learning strategies used promote this.
Employability & Careers
PR is rapidly evolving as consumers and stakeholders increasingly take control on instantly accessible worldwide communication channels, and organisations rely less and less on newspapers and traditional media to disseminate information. With new technologies and social communication media on the rise, PR practitioners are more in demand than ever.
During this course you will develop the key skills and understanding required for business with specialism in marketing management central to all business functions. On successful completion of the course you will have the skills to gain a position in marketing management, putting your skills to use in positions in advertising, marketing research, sales management, product management, customer service, public relations, and business management.
This course has been designed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, in order to provide you with an opportunity to gain exemptions from their professional qualifications. You will also be able to join the our CIM student chapter which encourages all students to engage in our marketing learning community through organising organise key speakers and managing marketing-focused events. Incorporate dynamic speakers and helpful networking events will enhance your learning experience. Finally, you will be able to engage in entrepreneurial activities such as entering the CIM Pitch.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) , plus 96-112 points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).
Typical offers may include:
- 112 points from at least two A Levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject
- RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma overall grade MMM - DMM. Dependant on subject and experience.
- 112 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers, to include 2 X H2, minimum H4 grade counted towards points offer
- 112 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
- 112 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.