Communication Studies, Public Relations

Offering a dynamic combination of theory and practice, the 42-credit Communication Studies program will prepare students to be the communication strategists of tomorrow - and open doors into the exploding field of Public Relations.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Communication Studies, Public Relations


Course Credits: 120


Degree Duration

4 Years :

4 Years (Direct Route)


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates


Degree Overview

Students receive a solid grounding in communication theory and will get expansive opportunities to practice and polish their communication skills in real-world settings.

Built into the program are up to three internships – letting them test the career waters at television studios, advertising agencies, non-profit corporations, and many other businesses in the New York area – America’s public relations capital. These hands-on opportunities will give students exceptional employment prospects after graduation.

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources. 

Why Study this Degree

Students are given the opportunity to collaborate in developing creative solutions for local businesses.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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The three-floor campus was opened in 2019, offering high-tech spaces and facilities across 95,000 square feet to make your study at Mercy University an amazing experience. With easy access to transit around Manhattan, and further, it’s quick and easy to get to campus. It’s truly the bustling heart of business, culture and education on the US eastern seaboard.