MSc Strategic Communication and Public Relations (Joint Degree UPF Barcelona)

Immerse yourself in a variety of cultures while you study on this interdisciplinary, advanced postgraduate course in Strategic Communication and Public Relations delivered jointly by the University of Stirling and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. You will benefit from an international perspective and experience, having the opportunity to study in both Stirling and Barcelona.

Taught entirely in English, the course offers a hands-on approach, while at the same time providing you with the critical theoretical foundations you need to practise public relations and strategic communication at a managerial level and understand the role of public relations in society.

You’ll obtain a joint MSc degree from the University of Stirling and Pompeu Fabra University. You spend Semester 1 at the University of Stirling and then move to Pompeu Fabra University for Semester 2. You may then decide if you would like to have your dissertation supervised by staff at Stirling or Pompeu Fabra.

Our PR graduates have been nominated and won EUPRERA Master Thesis Awards for Excellence in 2019, 2021 and 2022.

Semester dates for 2022/23

  • Autumn semester (University of Stirling): Monday 26 September - Friday 9 December 2022
  • Spring semester (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Monday 9 January – Friday 17 March 2023
  • Dissertation period: April –July 2023 (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), May – September 2023 (Stirling)

Learn more about the course by visiting the Pompeu Fabra University website.

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£9,100 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time