Master of Professional Public Relations

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Master of Professional Public Relations is by selection and requires applicants to:

  • Meet University admission requirements as specified; and
  • Have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification; or
  • Have been awarded a Bachelor of Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations; and
  • Have completed at least two years of professional public relations practice as approved by the Head of School or hold the Accredited in Public Relations qualification; and
  • Be selected into the programme on the basis of an application and interview

This is a selected entry programme. Applications close 20 July for a late semester two start - there will be an intensive block course scheduled early August. All applicants are required to submit an academic transcript and CV. Suitable applicants will be interviewed before the final selection is undertaken.

Late applications may be considered.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

The Master of Professional Public Relations (MPPR) is a 180-credit programme and requires students to complete the following courses:
219.716 Public Relations Research Methods (15 credits)
219.717 Digital Innovation and Public Relations Management (30 credits)
219.718 Reputational Risk and Ethics (30 credits)
219.719 Public Relations Analytics (30 credits)
219.720 Global Public Relations Management* (30 credits)
219.820 Applied Public Relations Project (45 credits)

Courses will be offered sequentially, in block mode. Consequently, some semesters may appear to be more teaching intensive than others, but students will never be working on more than one course at a time.

Students who have been awarded a Bachelor of Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and who have gained entry into the 120-credit Master of Professional Public Relations, are required to complete 120 credits comprising of:
219.716 Public Relations Research Methods
60 credits of taught courses selected from the MPPR schedule; and
219.820 Applied Public Relations Project

*Students are required to undertake an international study trip to San Francisco and Singapore in accordance with course 219.720 Global Public Relations Management. An additional fee to the course fee will apply.

The Degree of Master of Professional Public Relations is awarded without specialisation.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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