Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations

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The completion of a bachelor’s degree typically takes anywhere from three to five years of study and coursework. Upon graduating with a BA, students have the opportunity to apply for high-paying jobs and add an undergraduate degree to their professional resume.   

 

When looking for a bachelor’s program that will offer intriguing coursework and exciting career opportunities upon graduation, many students turn to degrees in public relations. What is a BA in Public Relations? Public relations degrees often focus on areas of study such as communications, marketing and business. Students will learn what it takes to manage the public face of an organization. Skills in campaigning using social media, branding and different forms of communications will all be important aspects of earning a PR degree.

 

A BA in Public Relations can increase a student’s confidence in today’s competitive business world. Gaining skills in public speaking, creative thinking and project execution call all be beneficial skills that will help graduates as they enter the job market. 

 

To find out the cost of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in public relations, students should contact the schools for which they have interest and compare programs based on program prestige and cost of tuition and fees.

 

Career opportunities are vast and varied for graduates with a BA in Public Relations. Some graduates work as a public affairs officer, protecting the image of a large corporation or organization. Others work primarily online managing social media and marketing strategies. Those who excel in interpersonal communications may choose to pursue work in investor relations or related job positions.

 

Apply for a degree in public relations by comparing programs using the best online resources. As you find answers to your questions and apply for multiple programs, you can make the best choice based on the response you get from different schools. To apply for a BA in Public Relations, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

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Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Public Relations

Canadian University Dubai
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai

By receiving a solid base in the practical use of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and skills such as news writing, copy writing, public relations planning and advert design, graduates will also be prepared to enter professional fields such as publishing, editing, production, planning research. [+]

This program is taught in Arabic. Click here to read its description in Arabic

By receiving a solid base in the practical use of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and skills such as news writing, copywriting, public relations planning and advert design, graduates will also be prepared to enter professional fields such as publishing, editing, production, planning research. They may also find jobs in any communication capacity in areas as varied as diplomacy, business, government, non-profit agencies, professional associations, healthcare companies and international organizations.

Benefits Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to publish, edit, produce and research PR content within local and international markets.... [-]


Bachelor of Communication Arts in Advertising and Public Relations

Stamford International University
Campus Full time 3 - 4  July 2018 Thailand Bangkok

The curriculum is designed to offer a complete rounded education that fosters creativity, skills in writing, and public speaking. [+]

The curriculum is designed to offer a complete rounded education that fosters creativity, skills in writing, and public speaking. You will learn the principles and creative strategies behind developing effective campaigns, whether it may be for a new product or a corporation. After completing the program, you will graduate with a portfolio showcasing your professional skills, experience, and confidence.

At Stamford, you will learn, work and collaborate with leading professionals in the field of advertising and public relations, providing you with the resources to stay ahead in your future career.

You will learn and develop an expertise in: Public Speaking Writing Planning events Creating Managing Editing Producing Promoting Persuading Developing campaigns You can master creating: Advertising Campaigns Press Releases TV and Print Commercials Speeches Social Media Media Plans Publicity Campaigns Product Packaging Special Events ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public Relations and Management

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong THEi
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong Kowloon

This Programme aims to enable students to develop into Public Relations specialists with a solid foundation in public relations and reputation management abilities, supplemented by competence in marketing and management skills, to serve the manpower needs of the local and regional Public Relations industry. [+]

This Programme aims to enable students to develop into Public Relations specialists with a solid foundation in public relations and reputation management abilities, supplemented by competence in marketing and management skills, to serve the manpower needs of the local and regional Public Relations industry.

Career Prospects

Graduates can pursue their careers in public relations, corporate communications, mass media advertising and marketing for-profit and non-profit organisations. Employment opportunities include executive positions in but not limited to public relations, advertising, corporate communications, marketing, media planning and buying, media sales and marketing, investor relations, publicists, customer relations, community relations, copywriting, translators and corporate brand management.... [-]


BA in Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The aims of the programme are as follows: Offering quality university-level education that will allow students to be effective practitioners. The programme has both an academic and a market orientation. It focuses on examining and analysing the latest developments and research in the academic fields of public relations, advertising and marketing, but at the same time it reflects the needs and requirements of the industry for practitioners. [+]

Duration (years): 4 years Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle) Language of Instruction: English (First and second year courses offered also in Greek) Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme

The aims of the programme are as follows: Offering quality university-level education that will allow students to be effective practitioners. Towards this end, students will be provided with:

A solid foundation comprised of communication, advertising and marketing courses In-depth knowledge of theory Skills and techniques needed to practice Adequate preparation for an entry-level qualification Additional business and communication courses, allowing students to function effectively in the broader areas of corporate communication A strong element of general education that makes our graduates well rounded individuals in addition to well trained specialists ... [-]

BA in Public Relations

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Milwaukee

Students in the program will learn how to create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent by shaping public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals. The interdisciplinary nature of this program relies on coursework in Communication, Public Relations, Art, and Computer Science. [+]

Students in the program will learn how to create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent by shaping public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals. The interdisciplinary nature of this program relies on coursework in Communication, Public Relations, Art, and Computer Science.

Request more information to have an admissions counselor contact you about the program requirements and the application process.

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Bachelor in Public Relations

Lebanese International University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Lebanon Beirut

The program allows them to explore the uniqueness of information as a product, shedding the light on two perspective models, namely the market one and that of the public sphere. [+]

Bachelor in Public Relations

The program includes following courses:

Media Management

The course offers the students the opportunity to get acquainted with the business of media. It allows them to explore the uniqueness of information as a product, shedding the light on two perspective models, namely the market one and that of the public sphere. While the market aims at profits and the public sphere is concerned with public interest, facts, theories and articles related to these issues, are communicated to the students. The objective is to induce them towards a global comprehension of the media industry on the one band, and on the other, towards an analysis of the media sphere as it presents itself today in their everyday lives, and of the various messages that it conveys.... [-]


BA Honours in Public Relations and Advertising

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

This course places equal emphasis on mastering practical skills and developing your academic potential. You will receive intensive professional training provided by active practitioners, and will analyse the role PR and Advertising play in society and their relationship to the media. You will also develop a critical understanding of the media industries, their products and their audiences. [+]

This course places equal emphasis on mastering practical skills and developing your academic potential. You will receive intensive professional training provided by active practitioners, and will analyse the role PR and Advertising play in society and their relationship to the media. You will also develop a critical understanding of the media industries, their products and their audiences.

The Department’s media research interest means you study broader issues alongside students of journalism, television and radio. We have very strong links with the PR and Advertising industries, inviting in a range of guest speakers, and organising events and visits. Work experience is strongly encouraged and supported to obtain your degree and, given London’s leading position in the world of PR and advertising, it is readily available.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Communication & PR

EU Business School
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Spain Barcelona Switzerland Montreux Geneva Germany Munich + 5 more

The BA in Communication & Public Relations degree is a six-semester program taught by excellent faculty with direct commercial experience. The course helps students develop practical media skills and a theoretical understanding of public relations and corporate communication. [+]

Consumers have become active participants of the digital world and have blurred the line between brand and consumer. A company’s communication and public relations professionals are vital to any organization and are key in establishing and maintaining relationships with the target audience. This major will cover various topics such as structuring public relations campaigns, media strategy, organizational communication, and ethics, while addressing a wide range of communication and publicity concerns.

The BA in Communication & Public Relations degree is a six-semester program taught by excellent faculty with direct commercial experience. The course helps students develop practical media skills and a theoretical understanding of public relations and corporate communication.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Public Relations and Advertising

United International College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 China Zhuhai

A degree in Advertising & Public Relations offers its graduates a set of skills and attributes. The programme will combine UIC's whole-person approach with the best practices in public relations and advertising education to provide a learning experience which is comprehensive, cosmopolitan and forward-looking. [+]

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Public Relations and Advertising

In an era of increasing globalisation, marketing communication plays a crucial role in the exchange of ideas between marketers and consumers, and between corporations and their stakeholders.

A degree in Advertising & Public Relations offers its graduates a set of skills and attributes.

The demand for this programme in mainland China is evidenced by the enrollment number of students since the inception of Public Relations and Advertising was introduced at UIC.

Students will learn the concepts, process management and skills of integrated marketing communications.

The programme will combine UIC's whole-person approach with the best practices in public relations and advertising education to provide a learning experience which is comprehensive, cosmopolitan and forward-looking.... [-]


BA Marketing & Advertising: Communications & PR

Marbella International University Centre
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Spain Málaga

Understand general business and marketing principles for communicating the usefulness and/or desirability of products and services to consumers as well as buyer behavior, brand management and public relations. [+]

Understand general business and marketing principles for communicating the usefulness and/or desirability of products and services to consumers as well as buyer behavior, brand management and public relations.

Duration: 4 years Language: English Programme Title: Marketing & Advertising: Communications & PR Degree Awarded: BA (Hons) Marketing and Advertising (Extended Degree)

This exciting and dynamic study programme focuses on international marketing, advertising and communication research projects, allowing students to comfortably be part of a platform for reflection and exploration of the phenomenon of our continuously transitioning society, to review and create social discourse and to solve current issues that are important to the future development of our consumer society.... [-]


BA in Public Relations and Advertising

Yasar University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Turkey İzmir

The Department of Public Relations and Advertising provides a project-based education, with an approach based on creative thinking and design. [+]

The students of Public Relations and Advertising Department are trained as creative professionals with competence in communication while specializing on the fields of social and corporate communication owing to the dynamic structure of the department that integrates theoretical and practical education. Faculty of Communication, Public Relations and Advertising Department accepted its first students in the 2005-2006 academic year. Students, on the one hand, gain practical experience by conducting public relations and advertising projects, on the other hand, acquire theoretical knowledge regarding the field of communication. Besides, department curriculum includes courses to enable students to develop marketing communications, advertising & PR strategies and techniques by artistic creativity and design. Public Relations and Advertising Department international students are required to gain 240 ECTS credits during 8 semesters (4 years) to graduate. All classrooms of Yaşar University Faculty of Communications are equipped with advanced audio-visual equipment and IT infrastructure. Department students benefit from the facilities of photography, television and radio studios in the Media Center for their practical studies. In addition, the Creative Ideas Studio (YAFA) functions as a communication consultancy firm in which applied courses and workshops are held and real marketing communications briefs analyzed; public relations and advertising programs and campaigns are developed. Programs and campaigns are evaluated by professionals from companies and advertising agencies. Besides, the students will be able to reinforce their theoretical knowledge by practicing journalism in YAFA’s publication İletken Journal. Graduates of Yaşar University Public Relations and Advertising Department can work in public and private corporations as... [-]


BA (Hons) Public Relations and Communications

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Studying public relations (PR) in London is ideal because London is at the heart of the global PR and communications industry. Senior practitioners from listed companies, leading global and national PR consultancies, charities and public sector organisations, deliver guest lectures on the degree. [+]

Studying public relations (PR) in London is ideal because London is at the heart of the global PR and communications industry. Senior practitioners from listed companies, leading global and national PR consultancies, charities and public sector organisations, deliver guest lectures on the degree. These include PR experts from Marks & Spencer, Frank PR, FTI Consulting, Ketchum Pleon, the Media Trust and the police. In addition, there are field trips to high profile, London-based organisations from the heart of government to Tottenham Hotspur FC.

The degree prepares students for their early careers in PR and communications. It aims to develop students into confident, knowledgeable and skilled communicators. Recent graduates from our degree have secured jobs in organisations like Gucci, Bell-Pottinger Business and Brand, the Good Agency, Ian Johnston Publicity (entertainment), Kaizo, and FTI Consulting.... [-]


Bachelor in Advertising, Public Relations and Media (BA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

BA Advertising, Public Relations and Media degree with Honours is unique in that it will provide you with an excellent grounding in the key areas of both the... [+]

Bachelor in Advertising, Public Relations and Media (BA)

BA Advertising, Public Relations and Media degree with Honours is unique in that it will provide you with an excellent grounding in the key areas of both the advertising and public relations industries. Being the two most closely aligned areas of communication, and central to the operations of media, cultural and other industries, a degree in this subject will lead to many exciting career opportunities.The degree blends media theory with specific industry practices, from planning PR and advertising campaigns to the critical reflection on the role and influence of these practices among different industries, audiences and the contemporary media.The media department regularly hosts events and lectures with high profile industry speakers, and the BA Advertising, PR and Media has a dedicated speaker programme: ‘from the coalface to the classroom’. Our guest speaker network includes representatives from: BMB, Iris Digital, Grey, Wieden + Kennedy, Edelman PR, Chime, Plane Stupid, The Sync Agency, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Save the Children, Macmillan, Sky and Rapha.As the UK hub of the advertising and PR industries, London offers excellent placement opportunities. Students on the course have secured placements across a wide range of companies and organisations, from agencies such as Frank PR, BMB, Saatchi and Saatchi to broadcast networks such as the BBC, ITV, MTV, as well as ‘client-side’ PR and marketing departments from the fashion industry to the charity sector.You'll work closely with our tutors, who include leading academic researchers as well as journalists, editors,... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Management

University Of Professional Studies Accra
Campus Full time September 2018 Ghana Accra

It is announced for the information of prospective applicants and the general public that application for admission to Undergraduate Programmes of Study at the University for the 2017/2018 Academic Year are now open. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Management

The BA Public Relations Management programme develops knowledge of the concepts, theories, principles and practice of public relations and an understanding of how to communicate effectively with an organisation’s public. Practically oriented courses such as Public Relations Workshop and Public Relations in Practice provide students with the skills, tools and knowledge that will enable them to work across a variety of sectors and industries including the public sector, private sector, NGOs, and higher educational institutions. Specialisations are offered in Level 400 in either International Public Relations or Political Communication in the first semester and Event Management & Protocol or Employee Relations in the second semester.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations

Macao Polytechnic Institute
Campus Part time 4 years August 2018 Macau

This Degree program is designed to better prepare students for careers in public relations or related fields, and become effective public relations professionals in interdisciplinary and diverse professional contexts. [+]

Objectives

Since the liberalization of the gaming industry in 2002, there has been a substantial growth in Macao’s economy, which attracts a number of local and foreign investors to establish their companies in Macao. In order to attain a competitive advantage over their rivals, many companies pursue various public relations strategies to differentiate their products and services. Thus the demand for public relations professionals is soaring year after year with higher educational institutes in Macao failing to meet the needs in the public relations industry due to insufficient academic programs that focus both on theory and practice.

This Degree program is designed to better prepare students for careers in public relations or related fields, and become effective public relations professionals in interdisciplinary and diverse professional contexts. In addition, it helps students acquire basic skills specific to contemporary public relations professionals as well as practical knowledge in the public relations industry. Emphasis is placed on four major areas of the profession -- relationship building, creative thinking, strategic communications, and business management skills.... [-]