Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: CIPR Public Affairs Diploma
|Institution||Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh View institution profile|
|Department||School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management|
|Telephone||0131 474 0000|
This programme is designed for public relations or public affairs practitioners who want to develop relevant theoretical knowledge and to strengthen their practical skills in order to become more effective and better placed to take on more senior roles. The course focuses on the role communication expertise plays in public policy processes as they are approached in the context of strategic communications and reputation management that underpin the public affairs function. The qualification is firmly rooted in practice - with regular contributions from senior practitioners - as well as clear in its interdisciplinary theoretical basis. Public Affairs Diploma students receive 20 hours of face-to-face tuition between January and May, individual supervision for the research project (course assessment), as well as extensive online resources developed to support individual study.
|Level||SCQF Level 8|
The CIPR Advanced Certificate in Public Relations (PR); or the CIPR Internal Communication Certificate; plus 1 year's full-time employment in PR; or a post-graduate professional qualification in a related discipline; plus 1 year's full-time employment (or equivalent part-time employment) in public relations; or a degree in business/marketing/management/communication studies; plus 1 year's full-time employment in PR; or any other UK degree plus 2 years full time employment in PR; or NCTJ Diploma; plus either 5 years' journalism experience or 3 years' full time employment in PR; or 2 years' full-time employment in public relations, and the CAM Advanced Diploma in Marketing Communication; or LCCIEB 5 level 3 subjects, including PR, marketing, advertising, principles and practice of management; plus 2 years' experience in PR; or 4 years' full-time employment in public relations and 5 GCSE passes, 1 of which must be in English language; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 7.0 or above or equivalent.
Assessment is through submission of a 6,000 word research project.
Modules: Public policy landscape; lobbying and campaigning; public affairs in the context of reputation management; research project.
|Location||Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh|
Queen Margaret University
|EU||1600 GBP for Whole course|
|England||1600 GBP for Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||1600 GBP for Whole course|
|Scotland||1600 GBP for Whole course|
|Wales||1600 GBP for Whole course|
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