Ulster University
Communication Management and Public Relations BSc (Hons)
Ulster University

Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of Media Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22016 £19610 £23614
25-75 percentile range £19061 - £25031 £15496 - £24645 £18124 - £29677

Course Description

The Communication Management and Public Relations degree provides an understanding of the Communication industries in general, and the Public Relations industry in particular. The course helps to develop knowledge and skills in areas such as interpersonal, group and organisational communication, as well as studying public relations in different situations, for example political and media contexts.

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 Communication Management and Public Relations BSc (Hons) at Ulster University

25% Administrative occupations
15% Caring personal services
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Welfare Professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Natural and social science professionals
0% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
0% Animal care and control services
0% Business and public service associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Access to HE Diploma

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

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


Tuition Fees Communication Management and Public Relations BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £4710 year 1
Ireland £4710 year 1
EU £15840 year 1
International £15840 year 1
Northern Ireland £4750 year 1
Ireland £4750 year 1
EU £16320 year 1
International £16320 year 1

Additional fee information

Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate

Average student cost of living in the UK

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 Ulster University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Ulster University in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #2 
    • #601 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

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About Ulster University

Ulster University is a publicly funded higher education institution located in Northern Ireland. The university owns and manages four main campuses: Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, and Magee. Each campus hosts its own special facilities for the departments that occupy them, with some of the facilities between them including an award-winning Law Clinic, television and radio studios, Clinical Physiology suites, among many other well-equipped facilities.

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