Alex Lewczuk - Programme Leader
With more than 30 years broadcasting experience, Alex Lewczuk is the founder of the award-winning Siren Radio and Producer of the Bi-Annual Tele Fantasy and Society Symposia, as well as rural correspondent and coordinator of a range of book and country festival events. Alex has first and postgraduate degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Education, and Film Studies.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BA (Hons) Communications and Public Relations
The course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the University is a partner of the Public Relations Consultants Association. These relationships with the industry’s two main professional bodies aims to ensure that Lincoln students benefit from enhanced opportunities to undertake additional training, and learn from industry experts.
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
"Completing the Communications and Public Relations course at the University of Lincoln allowed me to learn and develop a variety of skills from leading academics and real-world practitioners. Having access to Cygnet PR, as a student, meant I could gain comprehensive work experience alongside my degree, both benefiting me in the application process for a placement year and after University, in my current role."Ben Lewis, BA (Hons) Communications and Public Relations graduate
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working with Cygnet PR. This is the University’s fully integrated student-run PR agency, which undertakes live projects and briefs for real clients.
In addition to the opportunities available with the University’s Cygnet PR agency, students are encouraged to obtain an industry placement between their second and third years, where they can be supported academically by their tutors. There is also scope for shorter-term placements through the programme. Those who choose to undertake work placements will be responsible for covering any travel, accommodation, or general living costs associated with them.
Students on the Communications and Public Relations programme have the opportunity to study abroad at our partner institution, the University of Wollongong Malaysia KDU. Find out more about our partner institution.
"I have been lucky enough to receive expert teaching from specialists in the profession and gain real-world experience as a member of Cygnet PR. The opportunities that the agency offers means that I will graduate with life skills that are directly applicable to the industry I wish to enter."Emma Street BA (Hons) Communications and Public Relations student
Recent graduates have secured roles with major agencies such as 33 Digital, Red Consultancy, and Fire PR. They have won places on prestigious graduate schemes at companies such as Sony. Others have gone on to communications roles with organisations including GlaxoSmithKline, HS2 Rail Project, Bank of England, South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Portland Communications (a top 15 agency), Metia Marketing, Ministry of Justice, Eden PR, and Goodfellow Communications.
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The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.Book Your Place
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