About this course
Studying for the CIPR Professional PR Diploma will enable you to operate as a more strategic and confident communicator. Equip yourself with the advanced knowledge you need to design effective PR strategies. Learn more about communication and how to influence behaviour in today’s digital world. Examine the role of PR and ethics.
Learn through interactive virtual classroom sessions. Benefit from our specially written text book and carefully curated online library.
This course is taught and assessed at Master’s level. Want to find out if its right for you? Just get in touch for a chat.
Unlimited tutor support
Individual feedback on assignment ideas to make sure you're on track for success
Specially selected online library of PR and communication books
Online learning centre
Lively online discussions
Lunch time webinars recorded for playback
Tutors who are PR specialists
October 2020 course:
PR Academy fees: £1885 (+VAT)
CIPR Awarding Body fees: £1065 (No VAT)
Total: £2,950 (+VAT)
*VAT will be calculated upon enrolment depending on your location and situation. VAT inclusive price is £3327.
Early bird price for 2022:
PR Academy tuition: £1262.95 (+ VAT)
CIPR Awarding Body fees: £1065 (No VAT)
Total Early Bird price: £2327.95 (+ VAT)
VAT will be calculated upon enrolment depending on your location and situation. VAT inclusive price is £2580.54.
For the early bird price, courses must be booked and paid for (or the first instalment made) before close of business Monday 28 February 2022.
Easy instalment options
Paying by instalment: instalments are available to those self-funding their course. The first payment is made when you enrol, future payments come out monthly on the same date. For example, if you enrol on the 20th, future payments are made monthly on the 20th.
If you are funding the course yourself, pay in easy instalments. An initial payment of £727 (payable before the course starts) then ten monthly payments of £260.
Early bird for March 2022:
An initial payment of £500.54 (payable before the course starts) then eight monthly payments of £260.
Who is this course for?
PR and communication practitioners. You are working in any field of public relations (e.g. media relations, internal communications or public affairs), you want to learn about the strategic role and functions of the public relations practitioner. Maybe the time is right for a more senior position. Show that you are committed to your professional development and can operate at a strategic level.
Underpin what you do. You will have been working in PR and communication for at least two years, hold a first degree or maybe another professional qualification. You feel the time is right to underpin what you do with some theory and learn the models and concepts that inform your practice.
Flexible learning. You want to be able to study at a time and place that works for you. Remember, this is a Master’s level course and you should feel comfortable studying at that level and have sufficient time available.
Master’s level. This is a Master’s level course so make sure that you are ready to study and be assessed at this level.
Come away knowing how to put communication theory into practice through advanced PR planning, able to deliver campaigns that will wow clients and colleagues.
Learn how to engage audiences and create effective thought leadership. Reflect critically on practice and improve processes.
Invest in your personal development. Studying this Master’s level PR Diploma is personally rewarding, encouraging you to become a more reflective practitioner and take time out to learn and grow.
Apply what you learn. Be assessed on real life or work related projects which is great for employers, showing the practical relevance of the course.
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Why get a qualification?
The Professional PR Diploma is the CIPR’s flagship qualification. It helps you stand out from the crowd.
Studying for a qualification results in a deep level of learning because you apply what you learn as you go and reflect on it over a period of time.
The cherry on top? The senior management door I’d been knocking on for years quickly opened and I am now a Senior Communications Manager.
Meet your course leader Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker calls herself a news junkie. “Sky News is constantly on in the background after, of course, BBC Radio Four’s Today programme. The development of the new news ecosystem meshing on and offline media is something that fascinates me. It’s certainly an enormously exciting time to be working in PR.”
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