Taught course

Communication skills in the digital world (online short course)

Open University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements.

The course will require around 20 hours to complete. You can begin at any time during the life of the course and study at your own pace.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will take you through a range of the changes in the field of communication in our ever-evolving digital world. The course details a variety of communication tools and practical advice from both professionals and academics to help individuals in society and at work understand how to help shape communications strategically.

You'll learn to:

  • examine how digital communications are offering challenges and opportunities
  • consider how digital communications have changed relationships and recognise the implications they have on brands and branding
  • analyse how different job roles are being impacted and developed by new digital communications practices
  • consider how to apply negotiation and active listening skills to your own practice
  • apply the principles of effective strategic communications and consider the benefits
  • consider the practicalities involved in strategic communication Identify the impact of new communication platforms on public life
  • recognise how new ways of gaining data have influenced and continue to influence major events around the world.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    0.2 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Practice-Based Assignment 100

Course contact details

The Open University