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Your guide to studying Public Relations in Malaysia

Course Duration

2 - 4 Years

Average Fees

MYR 50,000 - 90,000

Average Salary

MYR 10,000 - 120,000

Job Demand

What is Public Relations?

Public Relations is a 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 of people no matter how big or small they may be? In school, were you as comfortable talking to your headmistress as you were with your junior? If so, then Public Relations may just be the course for you. So, read on, as we enthral you with what the course will encompass.

Despite popular media representations of the industry, PR isn't al...

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 of people no matter how big or small they may be? In school, were you as comfortable talking to your headmistress as you were with your junior? If so, then Public Relations may just be the course for you. So, read on, as we enthral you with what the course will encompass.

Despite popular media representations of the industry, PR isn't all glamourous with long, gourmet lunches. It can involve a lot of hard work and long hours. That's not to say there aren't perks to the job of course! Essentially, public relations can offer an incredibly varied and challenging career, encompassing many different activities. Since strategic communication is the core of PR, this job covers various aspects such as liaising with the media, lots of writing, managing crisis, organizing events, government relations, corporate communications, etc. As with many jobs, the proof is in the pudding and you will only find out if you are suited in PR through experience in the field.

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What are the subjects covered under Public Relations?

History

Mathematics

Bahasa Malaysia

English

x`Drama & Role-Play in English

Basic Academic Reading & Writing

Introduction to Communication Studies

Public Relations

PC Competency

What you need to get on a Public Relations course?

Diploma in Public Relations

SPM : 3 credits in any subjects including English

O-Levels : 3 credits in any subjects including English

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) : At least Grade B in 3 subjects

Degree in Public Relations

A-Level : Pass A-Level with 2 principal passes or equivalent, recognised by the Malaysian Government

STPM : Pass STPM with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in three (3) subjects or equivalent

SAM : Tertiary Entrance Rank of 70 and Grade B in 2 of the relevant subjects

UEC : Pass UEC with minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects

Canadian Pre-University (CPU) : Average of 70% in 6 of the relevant subjects

Matriculation : Pass Matriculation under the Ministry of Education with at least a CGPA of 2.00 or equivalent

Master in Public Relations

Master’s Degree (2-4 YEARS) : A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) : A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate A Master's Degree of other University or equivalence qualification from an Institution as approved by Senate

What skills do you need for a Public Relations course?

Calm

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.

Confident

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.

Knowledgeable

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.

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