Following a number of high-profile organisational scandals, effective corporate governance and the need for transparency and fairness in business is high on the agenda around the world. This course will give you the ability to influence strategic decision making, understand risk control and ethical considerations when it comes to leadership, and manage relationships with investors and key stakeholders.
You will develop your understanding of general management theory, challenge current modes of thinking and generate new ideas to improve your professional practice. You will gain a highly specialised set of board-level leadership skills, enabling you to recognise, analyse and, ultimately, influence the factors governing corporate affairs.
The fast-track delivery of this course will allow you to study efficiently over an intense two-week study block on campus. You will then be suitably supported during the distance learning element of the course that follows.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.
Our course will provide you with current theoretical knowledge, which has practical value for any middle or senior manager, executive, or self-employed entrepreneur looking to develop a practical understanding of corporate governance. You will work with and share best practice ideas with fellow peers, and will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures with experts from industry.
The fast track delivery of this course will allow you to study more efficiently and effectively over an intense two week study block at our University supported after this by distance learning.
Corporate governance and the related areas of business ethics and stakeholder theory are increasingly recognised as being significant for business success and sustainability. This course will allow you to demonstrate a critical, ethical and reflective approach to these key areas within current practice and may help you progress your career to a more senior level.
The CIPR Public Affairs Diploma is designed for public relations or public affairs practitioners who want to develop relevant theoretical knowledge and to strengthen their practical skills in order to become more effective and better placed to take on more senior roles.
The CIPR Diploma in Public Affairs Practice focuses on the process of policy formation and the wider corporate communications and reputational context in which public affairs operates. This qualification is firmly rooted in practice – with senior PA practitioners involved in its development – and is also grounded in the latest academic thinking.
The Public Affairs Diploma covers topics including:
Twenty hours of on campus teaching comprises a variety of approaches including lectures, workshops, group work and input from senior practitioners and QMU academics. Work is set and contact maintained between teaching blocks through online discussions. Students also receive supervision support with their assignment. CIPR Diploma in Public Affairs students learn alongside and MSc Strategic Communications and Public Relations students ensuring that you benefit from sharing experiences and developing a network of colleagues. Assessment is through submission of a 6,000 word research project. Support is offered with research project preparation.
Further information is available on the CIPR website at http://www.cipr.co.uk/content/ qualifications/public-affairs-diploma.
Teaching is normally delivered in one or two day blocks three/ four times a year. Links with industry/professional bodies Students on the course are eligible for student membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and, on graduation, can upgrade their membership to full or associate status depending on professional experience.
The Political Landscape, Trends and Challenges/ The Art and Science of Lobbying and Campaigning/ Public Affairs in the Context of Reputation Management/ Research Project
CIPR qualifications are recognised as the benchmark for professional practice in public relations by employers in the private and public sectors.
Studying for the CIPR Diploma in Public Affairs Practice counts towards the CIPR’s CPD programme and becoming a CIPR Accredited Practitioner – the hallmark of your commitment to professional development.
This CIPR accredited course provides you with the practical skills and relevant academic knowledge to ensure you will be capable of operating in a strategic communication role on graduation.
The course has been designed in close collaboration with leading practitioners and professional bodies to ensure it is relevant for today’s employers and industry. With a highly practical focus, you will have the opportunity to undertake four-weeks of professional industry experience in a real organisation, attend industry events, hear from professionals, take part in interactive workshops and visit media and communication organisations. This will ensure you will have both the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to have a successful career in the industry.
You will develop an understanding of the legal, ethical, political, economic and institutional frameworks you will operate in. Evaluating and apply theories of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs is a key part of this stage.
You will continue to develop your specialist skills, in-depth knowledge and practical experience. You will present a written research proposal for submission, which will normally form the basis for the Masters dissertation or project. A four week period of professional industry experience is undertaken at the end of the taught modules.
The Project/Dissertation can take the form of a practical project as an alternative to the traditional academic dissertation of 15,000 words. You will work independently but under tutorial supervision, to undertake the research and prepare the project/dissertation.
On Campus Study
You will learn through lectures, tutorials, industry-led workshops and live client projects. These comprise of a mix of group study, site visits, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals.
Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).
Part Time On Campus Study
You will combines aspects of online learning and on-campus delivery. You will benefit from the support of CampusMoodle but also face-to-face interaction with tutors and classmates.
Online Distance Learning
You will learn via our online virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle which provides you with lectures and course materials and allows you to study from any location. You will participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting.
The course requires you to become independent 'open learners' and take responsibility for when, where and how your learning occurs. You will spend approximately 15-20 hours per week working on your own, undertaking prescribed reading, preparing for group activities and researching and writing course reports.
STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE
The teaching team on this course have professorial and doctoral level knowledge and experience of the subject. They come from a variety of professional backgrounds including Blue Chip consultancy, economic development, public sector, health, the creative industries and the arts.
Many staff members have featured in the annual Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) awards voted by the students and organised by RGU:Union.
Other staff include guest lecturers and industry professionals who share their experiences and best practice through a series of events and workshops.
Please note the below assessment period represents full-time on campus mode only, part-time mode students will study the same number of assessments but over a three year period.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a four-week period of professional industry experience in a communication, media or marketing environment, which will enable you to put into practice the knowledge and skills developed throughout the course and observe the overall running of the company.
You will have access to our Placement Office, who will support you remotely in sourcing and validating a suitable position.
Previous students have worked with blue-chip corporation, global communications consultancies, global broadcasting companies, newspaper corporations, leading arts and heritage organisations, oil and gas companies, marketing agencies and charities.
On successful completion of this course, you will be provided with a wide range of career opportunities within the wider Corporate Communication industry. Example fields include corporate communication, media relations, public relations, public affairs and role within internal communication and crisis management consultancies.
Previous graduates have gone on to work as PR and Marketing Executives, Communications Coordinators and Marketing Executives.
Please visit the website to find out how to apply.
This course offers a critical examination of the academic theories and contemporary professional practices that shape the profession in the 21st century.
The course will focus on the design and planning of organisational change campaigns, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes and rhetorical and non-rhetorical responses and tactics to tackle issues and crises. Students will be equipped with the tools and skills needed to address different stakeholders and to approach any challenge from a strategic perspective.
Also the course programme is taught by professionals with extensive experience in different areas of the industry and its content has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). This certifies that our students will have the opportunity to learn up to date techniques that are relevant to the current workplace, whether their prospective or current posts involve practicing at a local, national or an international level.
Typical core modules include:
How will I be assessed?
Case studies and essays.
You will study PR from a range of different perspectives, considering the impact of PR on society and the media. You will also learn the techniques and practices of public relations that contribute to the evolution of PR as a management discipline.
Our teaching staff comes from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. They have had considerable experience of working in PR and other media sectors of the industry. Close contact with the industry enables staff to invite guest speakers and visiting lectures who are involved in various aspects of the industry in the UK and abroad.
This course is not only recognised by the CIPR but our institution is also a partner university of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). Therefore students from recognised courses or partner universities can become members of these professional bodies after paying a fee. While studying at Wolverhampton students may enjoy discounts on training activities, have free access to some instruction materials (available online) and other resources.
"I found the course interesting. It was a big challenge and a great experience. It encouraged me to discover new ideas that I did not realise were of interest to me. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in combining ideas from fields such as business, communication and journalism."
There are two distinct areas of practice: in-house, working for an organisation, or working at an agency, where you will be advising a range of clients.
Public relations practitioners are responsible for: internal communications, media relations, public affairs/lobbying, community relations, corporate social responsibility, investor relations or financial public relations. They also manage issues, crisis and business-to-business relations.
Graduates may go on to assist human resources departments, activist organisations or public sector institutions with social change/social marketing campaigns.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
The HEC Paris / MGIMO University Double Degree Program in Corporate Governance and Global Network Diplomacy gives applicants a unique opportunity to receive genuinely interdisciplinary education, which reflects the latest developments in Management/Economics, Corporate Law and International Relations.
HEC Paris has developed a number of Double Degrees in partnership with world-class institutions allowing students to optimize and enhance their study opportunities through adding Public Affairs expertise on top of their Management studies.
MGIMO is Russia’s best known and most prestigious humanities institution.MGIMO’s seven schools and four educational institutes encompass numerous academic departments, divisions, and award programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers and scientific work programs extending beyond traditional departmental boundaries. MGIMO University was one of the first Russian universities to join the European Universities Association and is a signatory to the Bologna accords. The MGIMO philosophy is centered on providing a world-renowned education through Bachelor and Master Degree programs, with students gaining qualifications which are the keys to international employment and academic opportunities.
HEC Paris is a world-leading business school, renowned for the quality of its degrees, faculty, and research (see HEC rankings). For more than a century, its history of academic excellence and selectivity has enabled HEC Paris to train inspired and responsible leaders, capable of anticipating changes in the world and leading them.
The objective of this program is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and techniques that will enable them to pursue a successful career in international organizations or diplomacy.
Students will live on two different campuses and have two international experiences, therefore sharpening their international profile.
Students benefit not only from the close ties that HEC Paris has developed with the business world but also those of MGIMO, through various networking events, conferences and career fairs.
The HEC Alumni network alone, consists of more than 52,300 members in 127 countries.
Students spend their first year at HEC Paris and second year at MGIMO University. The total workload of the program is 120 ECTS credits, including classes and internships, as well as preparation of the Master’s Thesis. All courses are delivered in English, however, French and Russian language courses are offered at both Institutions.
Corporate Communication is an all-encompassing term referring to businesses, government bodies and not-for-profit organisations (Non Governmental Organisations), and is increasingly replacing the terms public relations and public affairs in the communication industry.
The Faculty of Media and Communication has extensive experience in the research and teaching of corporate communication and public relations, having been one of the first UK universities to launch undergraduate studies in PR in the late 1980s. This course draws on the expertise of academics who are engaged in leading-edge research and consultancy work, and you will benefit from studying in a department with an excellent reputation within the industry, as well as strong links with both the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA).
This course offers you the opportunity to specialise in a variety of areas of communication management, whilst developing insights into the latest techniques used in communication research, planning and evaluation. A professional ‘Boot Camp’, with the collaboration of public relations and communication agencies and relevant professional associations, will offer you the opportunity to be embedded within agencies or in-house communication departments for up to two weeks, typically in London. By the end of the challenge, you will be able to draw on real-world experience and will be able to start to develop your professional career, capitalise on networking opportunities and evaluating and planning your own career trajectories.
This new LLM is the only programme of its kind to teach core legal courses from a distinctly transnational perspective. With the globalisation of law at its centre, it prepares graduates for a career in a fast-changing global context, teaching competence to analyse complex legal problems through solid legal doctrine, training in transnational legal cultures, lawyerly practice, legal theory, and law’s global socio-economics.
The pathway will feature a foundational core module on ‘transnational law and global governance’ and a ‘transnational law colloquium’ featuring intensive interaction with experts from legal London and global practice and academia.
It will cover key areas in public law from a transnational law perspective, including human rights, development, refugee law, criminal law, policing & security and the interplay between domestic and international organizations.
With view to transnational private law, it covers corporate governance, corporate restructuring, commercial arbitration, labour law, business & human rights, and family law. It will also offer a module in transnational legal theory and legal sociology, 'film and transnational law' as well as a module on law's treatment of global piracy.
The leader of this pathway is Professor Peer Zumbansen.
This new pathway provides an in-depth engagement with core areas of transnational law today, it offers an unprecedented opportunity for students preparing for a career in global private practice, as in-house counsel or international public service, the non-profit sector or an international organisation or with adjudicatory bodies, agencies and networks.
In the first and second semester you study your selection of taught modules (half and full). These are in most cases assessed in the third semester (May/June) by written examination, or in some cases by the submission of an assessed essay.
Please see further details for each individual module in the LLM module list that can be found by clicking here
Dissertation or research essays must be submitted in September, after the May/June examinations.
In a competitive world we can give you the competitive edge to take your career to the next level. That’s why you’ll find our LLM programme is supplemented by opportunities to develop your skills and professional networks.
The result is that students are presented with a wide range of employment destinations when they leave; from positions at the European Central Bank, European Commission and UN to commercial roles as investment bank analysts, tax or public affairs advisers, as well as careers in the legal profession; accountancy; management consultancy; human rights organisations and other voluntary bodies; academia.