QMU-Postgraduate Prospectus QMU PG Mini Prospectus 2019 sp - Page 63

Why QMU? QMU has a long experience of teaching media, PR and communications to undergraduate, postgraduate and professional groups. Our teaching team combines years of professional experience with high-level academic expertise. We contribute to world-leading research in academic publications and make award-winning films and digital content. Our programmes, the only such degrees in Edinburgh, are global in outlook, and engage with current developments in media, communication, business and society. Industry links In a highly competitive job market, learning from experienced professionals is important. QMU has strong links with major global media, communication and creative organisations and invites senior executives and policymakers to teach students from their expertise. Our industry contacts regularly offer placement opportunities to our students. QMU is a member of the European Media Managers Association (EMMA), Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), an accredited teaching centre of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), and partner institution of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). We offer students access to these important professional and academic bodies and their resources. We are the only UK institution to offer CIPR accredited courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as teach the CIPR Professional Public Relations Diploma, the CIPR Specialist Diploma (Internal Communications) and the CIPR Specialist Diploma (Public Affairs). Students can focus on an area of interest to them, undertaking original research, working on professional projects and developing a portfolio of work to enhance their careers. Entry requirements MSc Digital Campaigning and Content Creation A UK honours degree or equivalent OR significant work experience. Facilities All students benefit from the wide range of QMU learning facilities, and are supported by access to a wide range of online materials and resources via QMU’s virtual learning environment (including electronic books, journals and teaching content) even when off campus. Students also have access to our on-campus Business Gateway and Business Innovation Zone (BIZ). Career prospects and guideline salaries Check out the latest industry statistics including salaries, skills, diversity and budgets at: International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0. MSc Media Management A UK honours degree or equivalent OR significant work experience. International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score below 5.5. www.cipr.co.uk/stateofpr www.prca.org.uk/insights/about-pr-and- communications-industry https://creativeskillset.org/job_roles www.communicationmonitor.eu/ www.communicationmonitor.eu/ globalnetwork/ Full course information can be accessed on our website at www.qmu.ac. uk/study-here/course-a- z/?tab=postgraduate MSc Strategic Communication and Public Relations Students will normally possess an honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area (eg arts, humanities or social sciences). Students without an honours degree may be admitted (subject to interview) to the course if they have other relevant qualification and appropriate work experience. International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0. Accreditation of prior learning: Students who already hold some CIPR diploma awards or who join the course from an established pathway from another institution may be exempted from specified modules. Our approach to learning and teaching CIPR Diplomas We offer full-time and part-time places. Students benefit from face-to-face and online teaching and full-time students learn alongside those studying on a part-time basis, many of whom work in professional roles. There are various routes to entry but applicants should be working in a PR-related role. Please see the CIPR website at www.cipr.co.uk 61