Political Communication and Public Relations

Queen Margaret University


This course focuses on the intersection of communication, media, and politics as the area of knowledge fundamental for communicators working across public, private and third-sector organizations as well as a range of economic, social or cultural sectors. Students will develop communication expertise that combines strategic communication with an understanding of policy communication in the contemporary media landscape. The course offers relevant theoretical knowledge and strong vocational skills development for students who wish to enter careers in public affairs, policy communication, campaigning, or advocacy jobs.

You can exit after 6 stage 1 with PgCert Political Communication and Public Relations

You can exit after stage 2 with PgDip Political Communication and Public Relations

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area (arts, humanities or social sciences). Students without a traditional honours degree may be admitted (subject to interview) if they have other relevant qualifications and/ or appropriate work experience.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Certificate



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2-7 years


School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management


Drama and Performing Arts

SCQF Level