PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Professional Qualification: Journalist and PR expert
Mode of Study: full-time, part-time
Length of Study: 4 years
The Bachelor programme in Public Communications and Social Psychology includes subjects which prepare students for the following spheres: public communications and social sciences, psychology, management, marketing and advertising. Learning a foreign language is also provided. Great emphasis is put on competences in communication and work with media, on management of social, economic and political situations and conflicts, on organizing image-building campaigns. To help students’ practice, the university provides a PR training agency, as well as publishing a students’ newspaper.
Practical Training and Internship:
The wide profile of the subject enables students to have special training in institutions of various type and arrangement. The subject curriculum includes one-month summer internship, which is to introduce students to a real work environment, to help with adopting professional habits and skills for performing journalistic and PR activities, to prepare communication projects and programmes, to help with organizing and carrying out public campaigns. During their studies students can practise in the training PR agency Practa, in the student newspaper Students’ Passions, in the students’ radio studio, in the training TV centre. They can also participate in the research teams of the Laboratory for Psychological Support and Development and the Laboratory for Psychological and Social Research.
The European programme Erasmus+ provides opportunities to the students to receive a grant and study abroad at BFU partner universities in the UK, Portugal, Poland, etc.
Graduates of the Bachelor programme of Public Communications and Social Psychology can work as journalists (reporters, commentators, editors and publicists in the press and e-media and information agencies ); as managers of press-centres, in agencies, departments and special units of the state administration, private business, science, education, culture, mass media, police, healthcare; as experts in advertising and PR agencies; as image-builders and communication strategists in political parties, civil movements and organizations..
Admission of Bulgarian students is based on their matriculation exam grades or entrance exam grades.
Admission of international students is based on their secondary education diploma allowing them access to higher education in their country of origin.