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Advertising, Branding and Communication PgDip

Advertising, Branding and Communication PgDip

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Brand Management Advertising Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Challenge your creativity, be inspired, and create meaningful campaigns that stand out from the crowd with this PgDip in Advertising, Branding and Communication (ABC).

It has all the benefits of a PgDip in Communication combined with practical skills and industry experience in advertising and branding.

You will develop strategic and creative thinking, advertising tactics, and communication skills, used to create innovative advertising, brand and design campaigns for businesses. You will also work on briefs set by leading companies and be mentored by industry professionals.

Through projects, lectures, group tutorials, industry visits and our own conferences, you will develop an in-depth understanding of professional brand communication and advertising strategy.

Course detail

Communication is right at the heart of our lives.

Today, communication systems and tools are increasingly complex, sophisticated and extremely powerful. However, their effectiveness depends on knowing how best to use them creatively and strategically, in a time where sustainable and transparent communication practices are becoming an utmost priority.

Our course seeks to provide a student-centred environment which is continually updated by current industry practice. We are actively committed toward creating engaging and intellectually rich learning experiences so you can leave the programme with a solid understanding of key concepts, methods, theories and practices you can immediately apply to the workplace.

Our PgDip in Advertising, Branding and Communication could provide you with a competitive edge over those without this higher level of creative and strategic research competencies that are becoming more and more relevant in the creative industries.

You may be fully equipped for rapid career ascension, being able to demonstrate critical analysis, creativity, and complex problem solving. You will be guided so you can provide evidence of originality when it comes to branding solutions, advertising campaigns and communication-related strategies or models.

At the same time your own thoughts and individual initiative will be informed through a thorough design thinking process of Discovery, Definition and Development.

Study & career progression

When you graduate you may be qualified for a broad range of careers. You could work as a:

  • brand and design manager
  • marketer
  • creative director
  • senior designer
  • design team leader
  • art director
  • advertising manager
  • account planner
  • communication consultant
  • project manager
  • content creator and manager
  • client account executive.


This module focuses on complex societal problems, innovations and creative approaches to guarantee developments in the area of branding and advertising through design thinking. During this module, you will work on an integrated project that explores a key area through a collaborative and structured brief.

Tuition fees

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For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

We are no longer accepting International applications for February and June 2023. We welcome applications for September 2023 entry.

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent. We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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