The big debate – is a PR degree really worth it?

Is it necessary to have a PR degree? This is a debate that will be happening next month and as you can imagine, this has started to trouble me slightly. Am I really spending £9,000 a year and four years of my life for something that I don’t even need a degree for? Now you can see how this troubles me. I’m not going to lie to anybody but I wasn’t entirely sure what PR was when I started University. ‘Public Relations – ah, relationships with the publics a.k.a consumers, got it’. Saying this, even now I am sure some of my closest friends and relatives still don’t know exactly what I am studying (I’d love to see who admits it ;)). During Sixth Form I knew I wanted a career in Media/Communications but I just didn’t know where. Researching and comparing Advertising, Marketing & PR led me to decide that PR was the best fit for me. So there I had it, my decision was made and I got ready to pack myself off to University with the vaguest definition in the world of what PR was (don’t worry, I built upon the one above!). Without my degree, I don’t think that I would have discovered what PR is all about or fallen in love with the communications industry at all. During my time at University (albeit through the times when ‘I just give up’), I have learnt to delve deeper into this amazing industry. Without my University experience, I would not…

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