Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Professional Public Relations Diploma

Queen Margaret University


If you’re a public relations professional looking to advance your skills, knowledge and career, our CIPR diplomas could be an ideal next step. They are taught in blocks, giving you flexibility to fit your studies around your current work commitments.

Get ready to gain an advanced understanding of professional practice, including PR strategy and planning, content management, media and engagement, measurement and evaluation, and PR leadership, all underpinned by reference to ethics and the code of conduct. You’ll also put your learning into practice, evaluating a wide range of PR concepts and techniques and applying them practically to your own work and sector.

This diploma is for experienced PR professionals who are ready to progress towards a management position, or if you have previously studied the CIPR Advanced Certificate in Public Relations.

On completion, you earn 60 credits towards QMU’s MSc Strategic Communication and Public Relations or MSc Digital Campaigning and Content Creation.

Entry Requirements

Contact university for details.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (block release)

Course Length

1 year


School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management


Public Relations

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR


Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing