Upon completing one of our undergraduate or postgraduate courses you will be a highly sought after graduate with the relevant skills and knowledge to build a successful career in communications.

Develop an exciting career in a range of industries such as public relations, marketing,  publishing and event management.

Graduates of our communication and media courses will be accomplished communicators and will have the necessary skills to take advantage of the demand for qualified professionals.

Public Relations Officer

As a Public Relations (PR) Officer you will manage your clients' reputation, using the media and other forms of communication to communicate key messages to a defined target audience. Day to day tasks will vary, but they may include writing and distributing press releases, developing and implementing PR strategies, liaising with colleagues and spokespeople, organising events and identifying photo opportunities.

Typical starting salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Average UK salary range £15,600 - £39,000 


Public Affairs Consultant

Public Affairs Consultants are often referred to as lobbyists. Using their understanding of political processes and policy they offer advice to their clients and to attempt to influence policy that is in the interests of their clients. They work to maintain good relationships with political bodies at local, regional, national and international level.

Typical starting salary: £18,000 - £21,500

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Robert Gordon University graduates

Some of our graduates have gone on to be:

  • Communications Advisor with Lifescan Scotland in Inverness
  • Account Executive with Euro RSCG Biss Lancaster in Edinburgh
  • Business Development Executive with Hugins
  • Communications Consultant with Citygate Sanchis in Spain


“I found my placement and the link with The Chartered Institute of Public Relations to be particularly valuable in setting me up for a future in the industry.”

Tracey Forbes Corporate Communications and Public Affairs MSc