Master of Management in Public Relations Management
VUT Research offers postgraduate students the opportunity to complete a Master of Management in Public Relations Management. We accept students from South Africa and international students to complete this qualification with us and aim to produce graduates that have advanced skills and knowledge they can use to excel in their careers and add value to the industries they work in.
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Master of Management in Public Relations Management Course Requirements
In order for students to gain admission to complete a Master of Management in Public Relations Management they need to have a BTech: Public Relations Management or an equivalent with an average of 65% or higher and a minimum of 60% for the Research Methodology module. Students are also required to present a PowerPoint presentation of ten minutes explaining why they would like to study towards a postgraduate qualification.
In addition to the academic qualifications, the following admission criteria also need to be satisfied before a recommendation for admission can be made:
The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.
The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.
There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.
The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.
A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.
Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.
The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.
Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.
The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.
The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.
Public Relations Management Career Opportunities
Graduates who want to enjoy a career in Public Relations Management are able to specialise in a variety of different spheres due to the flexibility of the industry. Graduates can be employed as Communication or Media Strategists and Public Relations Specicommerce/industry/ industry, central/provincial/local government, tertiary / other educational institutions, the news media, PR consultancies, advertising agencies and non-government organisations. Students who have completed a Master of Management in Public Relations Management are able to take up management positions within the job opportunities mentioned as they have worked to become experts in their field.