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Chartered Institute of PR CIPR Professional PR Certificate

Leeds Beckett University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Professional Certificate

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Recognised across the PR industry and beyond, this course will enable you to build on your experience and develop your skillset to drive your career forward.

Developed and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), this course will provide you with an in-depth introduction to PR practice and will cover planning, media relations and the impact of social media. You will develop expertise in communicating via a variety of channels such as press releases, blogs and social media.

Your three assessed modules will reflect professional PR practice and will develop expertise and skills in three essential areas. You will learn using real-life case studies and using your current place of work as the basis for your assessed units. For each unit you will attend a two-day teaching session at City Campus before completing your assignment in the following three-months, supported remotely by an expert tutor with industry experience.

Studying while you work will enable you to use your organisation as your case study and will enhance your effectiveness within your role. The block teaching structure of this course means you will be able to fit your course around your existing commitments.

Completing this industry-recognised CIPR-accredited qualification will equip you with the expertise and drive to seek promotion, whether with your existing employer or further afield. Your modules will enable you to develop skills in continuous professional development to future-proof your knowledge and remain at the cutting-edge of developments in PR.

With more than 25 years experience, Leeds Beckett is one of the most established centres of PR education in Europe. The community you will join includes both academic PR scholarship and a wealth of professional industry experts whose business connections will inform your learning.


Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Tuition fees

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£ 2,295per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Leeds Beckett University

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  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett University is a global university, with an alumni community based in 153 countries around the world.
Degrees available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore. In-country staff provide application support and advice.
International students are eligible for scholarships of up to £5,000.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 97 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    102 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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