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Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Diploma

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Diploma

Key information

Qualification type

Professional Diploma

Subject areas

Public Relations

Course type


Course Summary

This course takes an in-depth look at public relations as an integral part of successful business practice, providing you with an understanding of the strategic roles and functions of PR. You will learn the practice of public relations as a management function and you will acquire the strategic theoretical knowledge, tools and techniques needed to improve your decision-making and effectiveness. You may have completed the CIPR and you could currently be working as senior publicist, a public relations officer or a communications manager. This course will ensure your expertise remains current.

The CIPR Diploma is a qualification recognised across the PR profession. It has helped many of our graduates advance their PR careers by enabling them to adopt a more strategic and structured approach to PR. Leeds Beckett and other universities recognise the CIPR Diploma for advanced standing/exemptions on their masters programmes. Job titles will include: Communications Manager; Digital Content Editor; Media and Engagement Officer and Media Relations Manager.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This module will develop the ability to analyse and critique a range of public relations concepts, models and theories and to apply them to public relations practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.