Middlesex University
Advertising, Public Relations and Branding BA (Hons)
Middlesex University

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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 20 graduates of Advertising, Public Relations and Branding BA (Hons) at Middlesex University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Design Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
20 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Design Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Design Studies at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22000 £21000 £24500
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £25000 £14500 - £25500 £18500 - £30500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Design Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22025 £20113 £23568
25-75 percentile range £19981 - £25071 £15144 - £24676 £17604 - £29974

Course Description

Why Study BA Advertising, Public Relations and Branding

The only degree in the UK that combines advertising, public relations and branding, this course is aimed towards those people who want a high performing, fast-paced career in the world of marketing and communications.

A degree from Middlesex University is a sign you can meet the professional demands employers are looking for. Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Ogilvy, Warner Bros, Universal, Adidas and many more.

Keep up with this constantly evolving industry

People are creating, consuming and sharing content in new and innovative ways. If you’re passionate about working in advertising, brand management or publicity campaigns, then our course will set you up with the tools to succeed.

The course covers core topics such as brand management, campaign planning, public relations, social media marketing and digital advertising. You’ll be equipped with the creative thinking, communication, and strategy skills required for a fast-paced and ever-evolving career.

During your course, you'll develop your understanding of the roles that PR, advertising and branding play in every aspect of society. You'll also build a portfolio of work by planning and implementing campaigns, producing adverts and other kinds of promotional content for both traditional and online channels.

You’ll also learn how to work in virtual teams using a variety of project management tools, and you’ll have free licensed access to the latest industry standard software such as the Adobe Creative Suite to ensure you’ve got the digital skills employers are looking for.

We support you and your career goals

London is the global centre for advertising and PR, and we use this to host virtual networking opportunities and online guest lectures with some of the industry's top performers. You'll also have an opportunity to take part in a work placement to build your professional network.

You’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course and if you'll receive support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you based on their own experience.

Diversity and decolonising the curriculum

We are working to actively overcome the prejudices both direct and indirect that young people (especially young people of colour and those from less advantaged backgrounds) might face in higher education and media industries. We have taken concrete steps in decolonizing our curriculum and we work hard to ensure we offer a diverse range of learning materials, resources and space for exploration and creativity for all students in our quest to further that commitment.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Advertising, Public Relations and Branding BA (Hons) at Middlesex University

25% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Welfare Professionals
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Administrative occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Media Professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

With a minimum of 5.5 in each component

TOEFL (iBT) 72

With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading

PTE Academic 51

With at least 51 in all components

IELTS (Academic) 6

With a minimum of 5.5 in each component

TOEFL (iBT) 72

With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading

PTE Academic 51

With at least 51 in all components

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Advertising, Public Relations and Branding, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Advertising, Public Relations and Branding BA (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £15100 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £15100 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Middlesex University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Middlesex University in related subject specific rankings.


    • #32 
    • #211 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #35 
    • #42 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

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About Middlesex University

Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.

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Where is this programme taught

Hendon Campus
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