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Diploma in Public Relations (Co-op Optional) Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Richmond Campus Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Richmond Campus, Canada

Intake May 2024

Jan 2023, Jan 2024, May 2023, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 20948

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 120

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24 months


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Program Overview

You have a passion for communication and connecting with people, and a desire to make a positive impact on society. In our two-year, hands-on diploma program, you will learn the theory and practice of public relations, and will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully manage relationships on behalf of businesses and other organizations through the use of creative and strategic communication.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared for careers in PR and communications, social media, publicity, media and influencer relations, public affairs, organizational communications, special events and fundraising, or continuing your studies in a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program at KPU.

The PR Diploma curriculum is carefully aligned with the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management’s Global Capabilities Framework and Global Body of Knowledge, and was developed in consultation with an advisory committee consisting of senior PR and communication practitioners from industry, government and the nonprofit sector.

Co-operative Education
The Public Relations diploma is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in paid, practical work experience semesters. Students can complete two work semesters while completing their diploma. Work semesters alternate with academic study.

Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op Option must meet the following requirements:

  • Declaration and Entrance Requirements
  • Currently admitted to the Diploma in Public Relations program.
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Maximum of 30 credits completed
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 61
    • Minimum Overall Score - 110.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent with an overall average of:
    • ICSE-75%
    • CBSE-80%
    • State Board-85%

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
61 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
110 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 120

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12000 Per year

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