What’s studying like?

Learning with us is challenging, but fun too.  You’ll gain the theory you need, but also learn how to apply it. Learn, practice, apply!

We believe that studying public relations and communications should be fun. You will make great new friends, study at the smartest venues and in the best online spaces, and learn from the sharpest minds.

But we will also challenge you. Our tutors will encourage you to think differently about what you do.

We aim to provide a supportive environment where students can be comfortable to question and debate.

Our courses are all underpinned with theory, but our approach is to show how this can be applied in practice.

Having not studied for a long time, I was a little apprehensive on day one as I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the tutors were incredibly warm and supportive. I came away from the first workshop feeling part of a community. I was learning with people who faced the same issues and challenges as me and it was great to chat in the breaks – I learned a lot from others on the course.

Laura Pinney

Laura's Story

See what its like to study with PR Academy

You’ll learn the theory and how to apply it. Learn, practice, apply!

Want to know more about what studying with us is like?

Give us a call and we’ll be happy to chat

Call Shelley or speak to PR Academy directors Ann and Kevin who can tell you more

00 44 (0) 203 862 6910


At PR Academy we have been teaching online since we started in 2007. We have a specially designed online learning centre - we don't just put you on Teams! Our teaching is delivered through a mix of on-demand content, guided reading, live workshop sessions (usually recorded for later playback) plus tutor support. We have an online library that we have curated specially for our courses. Some courses offer individual tutorials that can be booked and the opportunity to submit an assignment proposal for individual feedback.
We offer plenty of support. Some courses offer individual tutorials that can be booked. The course leader is easily contactable and there is always someone in the office who can help with day to day queries.
Most of the courses give you a maximum time to complete - usually one or two years, so there is plenty of flexibility. If you want to extend beyond this, then it is usually the decision of the awarding body (e.g. the CIPR)
It isn’t essential, for example you can study while on a career break. For some of the higher level courses you will need experience. For example, for CIPR Diploma level courses you need to have a minimum of five years experience and reasonably senior level. Some of the assignments are designed to be based on your work but if you aren’t currently employed a tutor can help you with other options.
They aren't heavily academic. We still discuss theory because that’s what makes us better practitioners, but we show how to apply it in practice. We call it applied learning. The assignments are mostly in the style of business writing rather than academic essays or disserations.