Are you an international student?
Visit the International Students section on our website to find out the latest news and everything you need to know about studying in Malaysia.
Public Relations (PR) in Malaysia is the study of strategic communications process to build and maintain strong relationship with stakeholders.
Are you someone who keeps up to date with the latest news and current trends? Are you someone who isn’t afraid to speak up to a crowd no matter how big or small they may be? In school, were you as comfortable talking to your head mistress as you were with your junior? If so, then studying Public Relations in Malaysia may not be such a bad idea. Read on, as we enthral you with what the course will encompass.
Despite popular media representations of the industry, PR isn't all glamorousMore details Less
Nonprofit Public Relations
Public Relations Agencies
Government Agencies and Offices
Introduction to Communication Studies
Public Relations is crucial in helping an organisation achieve its full potential as it provides feedback to that organisation from the public or from target audiences.
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Public Relations:
PR graduates can find employment in many sectors, such as media, government agencies, non-profit organisations, and educational institutions.
Has someone ever cut you off when you were sharing an ‘interesting’ story? Well, maybe you thought it was interesting but didn’t realise people were either yawning or filing their nails at back. A course in Communication will help you grab your audience’s attention and deliver impactful messages through your persuasive skills.
Whether you’re as shy as a mouse or as fearless as Taylor Swift, enrolling in a Communications course would help you build your confidence. Presentations, public speaking and groups projects will boost your confidence and before you know it, you’re a proud graduate!
“If I was down to my last dollar, I’d spend it on public relations.”
Pass A-Level with 2 principal passes or equivalent, recognised by the Malaysian Government
Pass STPM with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in three (3) subjects or equivalent
Tertiary Entrance Rank of 70 and Grade B in 2 of the relevant subjects
Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects
Canadian Pre-University (CPU) :
Average of 70% in 6 of the relevant subjects
Pass Matriculation under the Ministry of Education with at least a CGPA of 2.00 or equivalent
A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate
Important Note: If you plan to work in PR agencies that provide crisis communication to its clients, be prepared to work 24/7 when a crisis emerges. .
You may have to speak in front of dozens upon dozens of reporters, to defend your company against a scandalous allegation, all equipped with cameras recording your every facial twitch. All right, that may be a slight exaggeration, but you will have to deal with situations that need you to be cool, calm and collected.
Whether it’s talking in front of a camera that’s broadcasting to over 20 states, or just writing a piece that your editor will have to edit, you’ll need to have confidence, both in yourself and the work your produce.
You know all of Donald Trump’s cabinet members, you know the latest innovation in technology, you even know the first object to ever have a bar code (That is Wrigley’s chewing gum). You’re well-read and knowledgeable about a wealth of subjects.
Public Relations Professional
Corporate Communications Executive
Below are a few of the top Public Relations firms in Malaysia.
Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited. For a start, here are some of the most popular Public Relations schools in Malaysia.
Shah Alam2 Courses
Kuala Lumpur2 Courses
Petaling Jaya1 Course
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 05, 2019
Nov 14, 2019