Media Communication and Public Relations (PR) at Swansea University

Study a BA (Hons) Media and Communication or BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media degree at Swansea University. Our programmes are ranked 8th in the UK National Student Survey (NSS 2017) and 11th in the Guardian University Guide 2018. You will be taught by industry professionals and academic lecturers and you can choose modules in creative media practice, radio and video production, digital and social media, journalism, public relations including strategy, branding and marketing, media theory, media law and film. You will have the option of a work placement, a year in industry and study abroad. Media, Communication and PR are powerful influencers which play significant roles in society. Come and join us and discover how to shape the world and keep pace with latest trends, challenges and opportunities.

BA Media and Communication 

BA Media and Communication with a year in industry 

BA Public Relations and Media (accredited by CIPR) 

BA Public Relations and Media with a year in industry 

Key Features

  • Media, Communication and PR IS ranked 8th in the UK’S National Student Survey (NSS 2017) and 11th in the Guardian University Guide 2018
  • The PR and Media degrees are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
  • Year in industry option
  • Work placements/internship module (3-year programmes) including with local radio stations, newspapers, PR agencies and media/communications agencies
  • Student societies: Media Society, newspaper, radio station
  • Industry panel which helps develop curriculum
  • Guest speakers/ Industry talks / presentations
  • Semester abroad in Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA
  • You will have an academic mentor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support
  • 91% of Graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
  • Scholarships available 


The BA (Hons) Media and Communication and BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media are taught by research lecturers, from different subject backgrounds whose work is Internationally renowned in the fields of digital media, global journalism and world cinema and also teaching & management lecturers, most of whom are ex-professionals. Our degrees include theoretical elements: history, technology, philosophy and the academic disciplines of media, film and television, journalism and public relations. These underpin our practical options: presentation and communication skills, web design, TV and radio production, journalism, PR. 


Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement.  We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including BTEC Diploma DMM; International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

International students, please visit: For applicants whose first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.


In order to structure an academically coherent and intellectually rigorous programme, the degree is built around compulsory and optional modules. The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Every degree involves choices, options will be available and if first choices are not secured then the alternative will be as good. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work. We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.    

More about our programme 


I made the best decision of my life in 2014 when I decided to transfer to Swansea University to study Media and Communications; I’m studying a subject I’m passionate about in a city I love.  Swansea itself is vibrant and busy with long beaches and plenty to experience, I feel so lucky to live here.  Since moving here I’ve been offered so many opportunities; not only are my grades improving but also my experiences. I’ve undergone two internships whilst studying which have really improved my confidence in what my future goals are and in myself.  I’ve also had the chance to volunteer with a charity based in the university, who have given me the chance to be a trustee and to experience a month in Zambia volunteering.  My course and subject lecturers are brilliant; I never thought I’d be able to openly say that I enjoy writing essays or attending lectures. The great thing about the campus is that everything you need is there; lecturers have hours to lend you for guidance, there are dedicated teams of people to help you with any issues and the library is mind-blowing … what more could a student need? 

Charlotte Crumpler


91% of Graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2015) 

Our Graduates are truly international and are employed not just in the UK but all around the world. They have careers in journalism, media, business, public relations and marketing, digital marketing, broadcasting, TV and radio and publishing

  • Seren Global Media
  • Moblise Cloud
  • Time Out Group

Other recent graduates have progressed to postgraduate courses in:

MA Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (link )

MA Digital Media (link )

MA International Journalism (link )

Salary scale - £20,000-£42,000