MSc in Strategic Public Relations

Up for the challenge?

A Master of Science in Strategic Public Relations, a programme in English language offered jointly by two renowned universities, a language line of the European MARPE-Network – and a great opportunity for you! Study two years in up to three countries. Learn and work with some of the most respected researchers in the exciting field

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Emilia Derek Howard The first graduates

Emilia Billing (Sweden), Maike Braa (Germany), Barbara Bruynooghe (Belgium), Robin Hüdepohl (Germany), Wiebke Renken (Germany) and Petra Xotta (Denmark) – these are the names of our first six Masters of Science in Strategic Public Relations. It’s comparatively easy to postpone the submission of one’s thesis under Swedish regulations and a lot of  our students chose

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robin huedepohl 2 Commendation for Robin Hüdepohl: Effective Strategic Communication of Lean Management and Change

Robin Hüdepohl, Germany, receives this year’s commendation for best Master Thesis in the Master Programme Strategic Public Relations. Robin’s thesis ”Effective strategic communication of Lean Management and Change” investigates the implementation of lean management as a corporate philosophy in a large aerospace corporation. The case study uses interviews, focus groups, a document analysis and field

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Guestlectures2013 Guest speakers and the meaning of PR…

Since the start of the Autumn semester our public relations postgraduate students have enjoyed a busy visiting speaker schedule organized by Dr Julia Jahansoozi. It has included a number of fascinating guest lectures from visitors located both far and near including Kate Fitch, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. In September Kate shared her recent research exploring

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Brussels 2 Students Visit Brussels for Specialist Public Affairs and Lobbying Seminars

Brussels, 14 – 15 November 2013. Students on the MSc Strategic Public Relations (Double Degree with Lund University) spent two days visiting Brussels for a series of specialist public affairs and lobbying seminars organized by Dr Alenka Jelen, Division of Communications, Media and Culture, University of Stirling. This annual event aims to bring our module

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Students 3 What do our current students think?

Robin Hüdepohl, Germany: Deciding upon the MSc Strategic Public Relations The Master of Science double degree at the University of Stirling and Lund University seemed like a perfect match regarding my academic and cultural interests as well as my previous work experiences. I think that this programme is rather unique in Europe, as it offers

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summer 14 group pic Summer Holiday

One term in Stirling, Scotland, one term in Helsingborg, Sweden, almost without a break in between. The Swedes are retiring to their summer houses and the high-flying Master Class 2013 is off for a well-deserved summer holiday. See you back in September, ladies and gents – it was fun. Don’t work too hard.


QS World University Ranking 2013/2014: Lund on 67

The QS World University Ranking 2013/2014 has recently been published. This year, Lund University climbed from a respectable 71th in 2012 rank to rank 67 in 2013, one rank ahead of the London School of Economics. Lund is the highest-ranked Swedish University (followed by Uppsala on 79) and the second highest-ranking university in the Nordic

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blackboard 2014 What’s NEW on the Programme?

We have listened to our students and have made some changes to the programme. These changes take effect for the intake of 2014 and you can see the new programme awaiting you here on this page. The basic structure of the programme remains unchanged, however: The Stirling/Lund MSc Strategic Public Relations is a 2-year programme

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Apply now Apply Now!

The administrative process of application is handled by  the University of Stirling. You can apply up to one year in advance of the programme start date. While most programmes do not set a closing date for applications, early application is strongly advised. You can now apply for the study period: Sep 2014 – Aug 2016.

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