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Industry links and accreditations

Within the Department of Corporate & Marketing Communications, we have fostered close links with a wide range of professionals and organisations in the marketing sector. These ties ensure we are always aware of the latest industry developments and can tailor our courses accordingly.

Through our close links to various marketing and communications companies, we are able to introduce live projects to our degree programmes, which will see you creating a campaign or working on a project that will be used by a real company.

Several of our courses are accredited by the leading industry bodies in the UK, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). These accreditations demonstrate the quality of our teaching and indicate that our courses meet the needs of the industry.

  • CIPR - This is the largest public relations institute in Europe, boasting more than 9,000 members. It is dedicated to raising standards within the industry, and any degrees it accredits have been through a stringent process to ensure they have excellent academic content and an appropriate level of practical experience. The CIPR provides support and advice to all of its members, as well as offering networking opportunities.
  • CIM - The CIM is the world’s largest organisation for professional marketers. When you study one of our accredited courses you will graduate with an internationally recognised and industry-proven qualification, as well as gaining exemption from entry-level qualifications of the CIM Professional Marketing Qualifications.

Our accredited courses include: