UNISA Diploma in Public Relations Course, Module and Curriculum

UNISA Diploma in Public Relations Course, Module and Curriculum

Qualification code: 90077
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
Rules:
All Public Relations modules (DPR codes) at NQF Level 6 & 7 will be offered ONLY from 2018 and 2019 respectively. Students registered before 2016 should follow the National Diploma: Public Relations Management (DPUBR) curriculum.
This qualification will be presented online only.

Who can register?

Successful applicants and re-registering students must register to study through Unisa in 2016. Applicants can only begin the registration process if they have received an official approval of their application from Unisa. Re-registering students can begin the registration process after receiving their registration details from Unisa. Should you wish to change to an alternative qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.



How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study;
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester;
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and/or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree/non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.
You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately:



  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules;
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification



As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.
Rules:
All Public Relations modules (DPR codes) at NQF Level 6 & 7 will be offered ONLY from 2018 and 2019 respectively. Students registered before 2016 should follow the National Diploma: Public Relations Management (DPUBR) curriculum.



First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CML1501 – Communication Law
DPR1501 – Introduction to Communication
DPR1502 – Communication in the Organisation
DPR1503 – Introduction to Public Relations
DPR1504 – Stakeholder Relationships
DPR1505 – The Public Relations Programme
DPR1506 – Writing for Public Relations 1
DPR1507 – Understanding the Media
ENN1504 – Practising Workplace English
EUC1501 – End-User Computing I (Theory)
EUP1501 – Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ADB1602 – Adminstrative Management IB
DPR2601 – Public Relations Research
DPR2602 – Communication Theory
DPR2603 – Organisational Dynamics
DPR2604 – Communicating in a Global Context
DPR2605 – The Applied Public Relations Programme
DPR2606 – Writing for Public Relations II
DPR2611 – Proficiency in English II: Creative Writing for Business and the Professions
DPR2612 – Media Liaison
DPR2613 – Image and Identity
PLC2602 – Politics and Public Policy
PYC2604 – Community Psychology: Re-Imagining Community

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
DPR3701 – Publicity
DPR3702 – Public Relations in Industry
DPR3703 – Production Analogue
DPR3704 – Production – Digital
DPR3705 – Strategic Planning & Advisement
DPR3706 – Issues Management and Social Responsibility
DPR3711 – Work Integrated Learning

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