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Chartered Institute of Public Relations Internal Communications Diploma

Programme Leader Profile - Sally Chalmers

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If you are a public relations practitioner aiming to develop your strategic internal communications and management skills this professionally accredited course is for you. You take an in depth look at the role that internal communications plays in organisations and, in particular, those going through change. You develop your ability to use research to inform effective internal communication strategies and develop successful plans.

CIPR Internal Communications Diploma students study over a six month period, receiving 20 hours of face to face teaching scheduled over five days in 3 blocks between January and March. Ongoing contact is maintained via the internet and students have full access to University learning resources on and off campus - the latter through secure remote access software.

Face-to-face teaching for the next session will take place on:

Friday 3 February 2017 – 09.15-16.15
Friday 3 March 2017 – 09.15-16.15
Thursday 9 March 2017 – 13.15-16.15
Thursday 6 April 2017 – 13.15-12.15

Assessment supervision is also provided and arranged on an individual basis.  Further learning takes place online during the course.  

Teaching includes input from those with extensive internal communications experience, practical exercises and group discussion involving students from a cross-section of public relations programmes. Students are also supported by internet access to the complete range of University learning resources even when off campus, through continuing contact with the teaching team and project supervision.

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CIPR Internal Communications Diploma graduates receive credits towards an MSc Strategic Communication and Public Relations at Queen Margaret University (QMU).

QMU is the only UK institution outside London to teach the CIPR Internal Communications Diploma. We also offer CIPR accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses and teach the CIPR Diploma and CIPR Public Affairs Diploma. These programmes reflect the strength and depth of the teaching team which includes academics with extensive research and publication portfolios and PR practitioners with many years of experience at senior level and in a wide range of organisations.

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For more information on the CIPR Internal Communications Diploma, the syllabus, reading list, entry criteria and assessment details visit the CIPR web site.

For more information on studying for this qualification with QMU contact the Programme Leader.


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