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Professional Communication PGDip

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Nottingham

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This innovative programme will introduce you to key linguistics concepts and research on professional communication, as well as the means to apply these practically to enhance workplace practice.


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 (LiPP) business unit.

This web-based course brings together our wide-ranging experience 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 working professionals to study with research-active academic staff and fellow students, offering a unique opportunity to study workplace communication from an evidence-based, linguistic perspective. Working across a range of management disciplines - with research-based data from real workplaces - you will be relating theory to practice, bringing value and experience not only to your personal development goals, but also to your organisation.

On this course, you will:

  • be introduced to key ideas and concepts in applied linguistics
  • be 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
  • have access to interactive online modules, which you can progress through at your own pace
  • have opportunities to interact and work with leading researchers in the field in developing your evidence-based understanding of workplace communication
  • develop core analytical skills and enhance your knowledge, understanding and performance of communication in the workplace
  • gain thorough training in research methods, enabling you to design and conduct a study in an area of your choosing


Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the school.

Conducting postgraduate work in the School of English fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields.

We will help you develop your ability to research and process a large amount of information quickly, and to present the results of your research in an articulate and effective way. A postgraduate degree from the School of English shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training.

Tuition fees

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£ 6,800overall cost

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University information

University of Nottingham

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    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

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