The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), which is the professional body for the UK public relations industry. The course will be delivered by RGU which is a CIPR accredited teaching centre. On completion of the course you may be able to accelerate membership to the CIPR (subject to individual circumstances and CIPR policy and regulations).
CIPR Specialist Diploma (Crisis Communication)
This course will cover various topics including:
- Crisis-prone behaviour
- Different levels and impacts of crisis
- Issues management
- Reputation (vulnerabilities and opportunities)
- Influencing strategies to avoid or avert a crisis
The workshop will provide you with the hands-on practical ability to handle and react to a crisis. It will also allow the opportunity to learn alongside like-minded individuals and build your confidence in the subject area.
CampusMoodle provides you with full open access to tutors and other class members. The course materials and online support will provide you with a wealth of theory and specific guidance.
Assessment will be carried out through a single 5000 word coursework assignment (a 3,000 word executive report plus a 2,000 word summary analysis of secondary research findings), which will be marked by RGU and moderated by the CIPR. There will be three assessment submission points to choose from within the 12 month period, providing added flexibility for busy professionals.
Students will be assessed through written assignment, including essay.
*Students will not receive RGU credit for this course.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
Career opportunities exist primarily within the private and public sectors where there is growing demand for crisis management expertise which can adapt to an increasingly uncertain political, economic, social and technological environment.
The CIPR Specialist Diploma (Crisis Communication) may be used to support an application to other MSc courses within the School of Creative and Cultural Business.
On completion of the course you will be eligible for 20% Alumni discount on other RGU courses and may be able to accelerate membership to the CIPR (subject to individual circumstances and CIPR policy and regulations).
An undergraduate degree or CIPR recognised qualifications and a minimum of 12 months work experience is required. Ensure you are familiar with the requirements of the CIPR.
English is the language of instruction at Robert Gordon University and all students must demonstrate that they’re proficient in reading, writing, speaking and listening before starting a course with us.
All applicants whose first language is not from a recognised English speaking country will be asked to provide evidence of English language to a level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.
Students will be charged £1,700 to participate in the course.
In addition, students will be charged £415 per person to cover the CIPR student registration and assessment fee.
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
For students who live out-with the Aberdeen area there may be travel and accommodation costs for the 2 day-long workshops at RGU’s Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen. This will vary depending on the distance to travel
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
Applicants from non-EU countries can apply direct to the University with our PDF form.
Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the course leader and they'll do their best to help.