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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Professional Public Relations

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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Professional Public Relations requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification; or

(c) have been awarded a Bachelor Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations.

2. In all cases candidates will be required to:

(a) 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

(b) be selected into the programme on the basis of an application and interview.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Professional Public Relations shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) the compulsory courses as specified by the Schedule to the Master of Professional Public Relations; and including

(b) attending contact workshops, block courses, study trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, candidates who have been admitted in accordance with Regulation 1(c), are required to complete 120 credits including 219.820 Applied Public Relations Project.


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

Academic Requirements

6. Candidates are required to undertake an International study trip in accordance with the following course: 219.72 Global Public Relations Management

Student Progression

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Professional Public Relations may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Professional Public Relations

Compulsory courses

219.716 Public Relations Research Methods 15 credits

219.717 Digital Innovation and PR Management 30 credits

219.718 Reputational Risk and Ethics 30 credits

219.719 Public Relations Analytics 30 credits
P 219.718

219.720 Global Public Relations Management 30 credits

219.820 Applied Public Relations Project 45 credits

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