Taught course

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Diploma

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Media

Entry requirements

You must have at least one of the following: Postgraduate professional qualification in a related discipline, or a relevant MA, plus one year’s relevant full-time employment in PR; a degree in business/marketing, plus one year’s relevant full-time employment in PR; Any UK degree, plus two years’ experience in PR; CIPR Advanced Certificate in PR, plus one year’s experience in PR; Four years’ relevant full-time employment in PR and five GCSE passes, one of which must be in English Language.

If you feel that you haven't reached this level of study, please take a look at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Advanced Certificate, also offered by Birmingham City University. Or, if you feel you have already achieved this level, please take a look at the Masters in Public Relations.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your skills in Public relations (PR) planning and integrated communications management with the CIPR Diploma. Delivered part-time over one year, this course will boost your career and improve your decision-making and effectiveness at work.

You will gain a critical understanding of the issues facing PR practice in today’s society and the business community. This course offers excellent contact with creative workers and policy bodies globally, as well as regular guest speakers from industry leaders in PR and journalism.


PR Strategy and Planning; PR Content, Communications and Engagement; PR Management, Measurement and Evaluation.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)121 331 5595