Taught course

Professional Communication by Web-based Distance Learning

University of Nottingham · School of English

Entry requirements

2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or equivalent)

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This web-based PG Diploma 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.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-36 months
24-36 months


distance learning
24 months
24 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559