Public Relations in Practice (with placement) BA (Hons)





About the course

An exciting course incorporating a 12-week placement: work alongside professionals to solve real problems in a business or voluntary organisation to get hands-on experiences of PR in practice, and the opportunity to build a portfolio of work.

Focus on practice is combined with the academic rigour of a business school, giving you the confidence and know-how to git in and be an effective part of an organisation from day one.

Develop your creativity and focus to become the kind of graduate in house PR-oriented departments and PR consultancies are looking for.

Bring your learning to life and gain practical experience of the challenges and excitement of public relations through a 12-week integrated placement in or around Milton Keynes.

Choose Public Relations in Practice with placement BA (Hons) at Bedfordshire and:

  • Learn to think rigorously and creatively about problems through bringing together theory and practice providing you with the necessary skills for employment wherever PR and its associated functions are needed
  • Study an area that embraces aspects of psychology, consumer behaviour, management, sociology, popular culture and it is grounded in news and current affairs
  • Develop links between your studies and practice by engaging with live public relations and marketing communications projects and industry practitioners
  • Explore career opportunities through in your second year where you will gain vital experience within a real work environment during a 12-week integrated placement
  • Gain knowledge of specialist PR areas including ethics, corporate social responsibility and public affairs and develop your research skills with a major project
  • Explore a range of potential career options in PR agencies or as a PR specialist in the public, private or voluntary sectors.



Public Relations in Practice (with placement) - BA (Hons) - University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes

  • Course is subject to approval

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - P212
  • Campus Location - University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Attendance - Full time

  • A downloadable version of the course specification is currently unavailable. For more information on course information please email - admission@beds.ac.uk

Public Relations in Practice (with placement) with Foundation Year - BA (Hons)

  • A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course.

    Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

    There is also a £500 Foundation Year Bursary available to UK students starting September 2018.


    With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.

    The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

    This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

    Why study a Foundation Year degree?

    • Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
    • Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
    • Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
    • Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees

    The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.

    During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.





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Fees and Funding

  • The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

  • The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

  • The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2018/19 is £11,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

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How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

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