Taught course

Professional Communication

University of Nottingham · School of English

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Entry requirements

A good first degree, with at least second class honours (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

The School of English at Nottingham has long been at the forefront of linguistic research on professional communication, with a focus on practical applications. We have a strong track record in providing evidence-based training in this area, through workshops and online courses delivered by our Linguistic Profiling for Professionals business unit. This web-based PG Cert programme brings together this wide-ranging experience to create an accessible course, relevant to all those with an interest in professional communication.

You will be introduced to key ideas and concepts in applied linguistics and given the opportunity to analyse a range of media, from the huge variety of face-to-face interactions, remote conferencing and written communications that make up our workplace interactions, all sourced from authentic datasets. You will have access to interactive online modules, which you can progress through at a pace to suit your own needs. You will also have exciting opportunities to interact and work with leading researchers in the field in developing your evidence-based understanding of workplace communication.
You will develop core analytical skills and enhance your knowledge, understanding and performance of communication in the workplace.

The Professional Communication postgraduate programmes are designed to provide an alternative to masters programmes in traditional areas of business, management and communication studies, by providing working professionals with a unique opportunity to study workplace communication from an evidence-based, linguistic perspective. Our courses allow you to study while you work, providing the skills to carry out practical projects on particular aspects of your workplace practice, as well as reflect on your own workplace communication, with practical ideas on how to effect change.

The programmes have been specifically designed to provide flexible, postgraduate study in business management, leadership and professional communication, without the requirement for a background in accounting, finance and economics. Studying via distance-learning allows practising managers, as well as those looking to move in to new a career, to work with research-active academic staff, as well as with their fellow students, through on-line and interactive learning environments to develop new skills, as well as a critical understanding of the role of professional communication within organisations. Working across a range of management disciplines – with research-based data from real workplaces and cutting-edge research across the world – you will be relating theory to practice, adding value and experience not only to you and your personal development goals, but also to your own organisation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559