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Course Information and Fees



ND: (national diploma)

Graduates will be equipped with the skills to become public relations practitioners. These include: researching how people feel about a company, how management would like the public to see the company, planning an exhibition or special event, making a speech, editing a house journal, taking photographs, developing a media strategy, writing a press release, organising a conference, making a corporate video, or managing a consultancy.

Career Opportunities
Graduates are employed in a variety of organisations, including the media, private and public companies, shopping malls, welfare groups, consultancies, and government departments.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
31810 ZAR

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
32560 ZAR

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
13790 ZAR
All of the above subjects, with the exception of Industrial Relations II, are assessed on a continuous evaluation basis and no formal examination is written.

The first two years of full-time study are spent at the University. In the third year, students complete an experiential learning programme, which places them in public relations related positions.

Students doing their experiential learning in Cape Town are required to attend classes once a week. Students based outside Cape Town may complete their third year subjects through e-learning.

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years, including a period of experiential learning

Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Four years, inclduing a period of experiential learning

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Moses Mthethwa
Telephone: 021 460 3923
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2020 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.