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.
Providing clinical care in remote locations has its own unique challenges and requires specialist knowledge and skills. This flexible part-time eLearning programme is aimed at health professionals working internationally in remote and offshore locations. All teaching is online, with students and faculty internationally based, and students can choose to study individual modules as CPD or towards a Certificate or Diploma award. The Diploma programme includes a residential component towards the end of the students studies.
The main aim of the programme is to provide health professionals working in remote, and in some instances potentially hazardous locations, the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in this environment using an evidence based approach. To this end, students taking this programme will expect to:
1) Acquire and apply theoretical knowledge underpinning effective evidence based clinical care in remote environments
2) Explain and incorporate into clinical care the effects of specific physical environments on the health and well-being of remote workers
Visit our website to view the learning outcomes.
The programme is designed to be completed in the time frames indicated below; studied part time, with exit points as follows:
Stage 1, Postgraduate Certificate in Remote and Offshore Medicine - minimum of 18 months, maximum of 3 years
Stage 2, Postgraduate Diploma in Remote and Offshore Medicine - minimum of 3 years, maximum of 5 years
For both Certificate and Diploma, Module C01 must be taken first, the remainder can be taken in any order depending on module availability.
Certificate Level – equivalent to 60 credits
Students wishing to exit the programme at certificate level must complete 6 modules in total:
-Module 1: Health and Wellbeing of the Remote Worker
-Module 10: Evidence and Research in Remote Medicine
-Three additional modules from the compulsory list below
-One module from the optional list below
Students who initially opt to study at certificate level have the option to continue studying to Diploma level after successful completion of the 6 modules.
Diploma Level – equivalent to 120 credits
Students wishing to exit the programme at Diploma level must complete 12 modules in total:
-Ten compulsory modules
-Two modules from the optional list below
There is a compulsory two-day student residential at the end of the taught component in Edinburgh which all students must attend to be awarded the Diploma. This is not a requirement for Certificate students.
All modules are modelled on being at Postgraduate Level, Scottish Qualification Framework level 11, equivalent to 10 credits, approximately 100 hours of student learning each (approx. 3 months). Visit our website for further details about each module https://fphc.rcsed.ac.uk/education/remote-offshore-medicine/modules
C01 Health and Wellbeing of the Remote Worker
C02 Occupational Health in the Remote Setting
C03 Communication in the Clinical Consultation
C05 Dive Medicine
C06 Tropical Medicine
C08 Trauma and Medical Emergencies
C09 Incident and Response Planning
C10 Evidence and Research in Remote Medicine
O01 Tactical Medicine
O02 Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
O03 Learning and Teaching
O04 Humanitarian and Disaster Medicine
It is possible for students to study individual modules as standalone CPDs each worth 100 hours of study. These modules are open to everyone who has a relevant health professional qualification, but who may not yet have enough work experience in the field to meet the entry criteria for the full Certificate or Diploma. Students are taught by the ROM Tutors and study alongside our Diploma and Certificate students.
Those only wishing to study the Dive Medicine Module just to meet DDRC acceptance conditions and gain CPD for their work can join the programme four times a year. Applications can be made via DDRC: https://www.ddrc.org/training/courses/77-royal-college-of-surgeons-of-edinburgh/region-UK/
Normally: an undergraduate health related degree or relevant health related professional qualification and current work experience in the Remote Medical Care area. If you don't meet these criteria you are welcome to contact us to discuss your application further as all applicants are individually reviewed with regard to their previous qualifications and experience and you may be able to join the programme. You can view the Entry Criteria on our website.
Those applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of both spoken and written English. This should be equivalent to at least the level of post-secondary (high) school. If the directors have concerns about your English language capability you may be asked to provide evidence of an English Language test, for details visit our website: https://fphc.rcsed.ac.uk/education/remote-offshore-medicine/modules
The payment plan options for all new students joining the programme will be to either pay the programme fees in full (this option protects from further inflationary increases) or to pay per module (module fees are subject to inflationary increases each year). CPD students pay on a per module basis.
The fees for 2018 academic year are as follows:
Diploma Pre-Paid - £6,629
Certificate Pre-Paid - £3,315
Per module 2017 - £555
New students must select their payment plan at the outset and may not subsequently switch between plans.
There are two intakes per year, in March and September. Applications are made via our secure online applications site. Details of the applications process and deadlines can be found on our website https://fphc-applications.rcsed.ac.uk/(S(b1dav3hitu4ximqbn0aarzm4))/default.aspx
The College is an ELCAS Approved Learning Provider in the MoD Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) Scheme. This means that service men and women in the armed forces can apply for funding towards the cost of the Certificate or Diploma level study. For details visit: http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com
The RCSEd DipROM Programme has also been accredited by the ACRRM (Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine) for the 2014 - 2016 triennium. The Programme has been awarded 30 Core Points on the ACRRM PDP points framework. Full details available at: http://www.acrrm.org.au
This intensive course is designed for non-law graduates of any discipline, or overseas law graduates who wish to qualify as either barristers or solicitors. The course begins with a two-week introduction to the English legal system and the legal profession. You will then study the seven foundation subjects.
If you successfully complete the course you will be eligible for entry on to the LLM in Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).
We have been successfully running this conversion course since 1977 and our students have taken a variety of first degrees at a wide range of universities. Our teaching team contains a rich mix of those who are professionally qualified and others who are active researchers. The course therefore provides a stimulating learning experience. This is reinforced by our small class sizes and the supportive atmosphere within the Westminster Law School.
The Graduate Diploma in Law will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of basic legal principles, their application to the formulation and resolution of legal problems, and an enquiring, logical and critical approach to legal analysis. It builds upon the academic and professional expertise previously acquired by graduate students and develops the relevant skills needed to demonstrate competence in legal practice.
By the end of the course, you will have a greater understanding of the areas of law studied, of the legal process and the inter-relationship between different areas of law in a national and European context. You will also be able to identify, find and use a range of sources of legal information to assist in legal research, analyse legal information and apply it to the solution of problems.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Westminster law students benefit from the following:
This course has been developed in conjunction with the ACCA to meet the requirements of both a Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting and the ACCA Fundamental Skills syllabus.
On completion, you will be able to apply to the ACCA for exemptions from their Fundamental Skills papers F4 to F9.
This course is offered on a part-time and full-time basis.
You will study a broad range of subjects, including financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, taxation, auditing, law, quantitative techniques and economics, preparing you for a senior role in accountancy.
Membership of ACCA also provides you with access to the institute’s resources and the opportunity to network with senior professionals and executives.
As an ACCA Gold Learning Partner, the university is recognised as providing high quality standards of tuition and excellent student support.
On completion of the Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting you will be able to progress onto the Accounting PGDip/MSc course.
You will be following the ACCA’s foundation-stage papers syllabus for papers F4–F9, inclusive, as part of the diploma qualification.
You will be allocated a subject-specialist supervisor who will be available to support you, advise you and discuss your personal research needs during the year for your research project or dissertation. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend workshops covering research methods and ethical issues and to share ideas and strategies.
We have designed the university awards to run alongside the ACCA qualifications. The Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting follows the ACCA’s F4–F9 fundamental skills papers. Upon completion of this you will gain a diploma and become part-qualified.
You can then progress onto the masters and the ACCA professional-level syllabus. To become ACCA qualified you will also need to complete two papers P5, P6 or P7, this can be done alongside the MSc Accounting.
You will follow the ACCA’s Fundamental Skills syllabus for the Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting qualification and, on completion of the course, will be able to apply to ACCA for exemptions from Fundamental Skills papers F4 to F9 inclusive.
Assessment involves both coursework and exams. We offer a high level of student support from a small and committed course team, and aim to keep class sizes below 30 students.
If you would like to just receive tuition from the university for any of the ACCA Fundamental Skills or Professional papers and sit exams directly with the ACCA, please email [email protected] for more information. More details about individual papers are available from http://www.accaglobal.com.
Our programme has multiple entry and exit points depending on how many ACCA papers you have passed, or hold exemptions from.
You can choose to take this course either full-time (two days per week over one year) or part-time (one day per week over two years). If you are looking for a more flexible approach, contact the business school to discuss options.
Students who take the full masters also have the option to exit the course early, graduating after one year with a Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting or with a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting by completing a shorter professional project in place of a dissertation.
If you want a more flexible approach, you can also sign up for one paper at a time and build your qualification as you go.
Our supportive learning environment includes an induction programme and specialist diagnostic tools to assess your learning strengths and needs. You will also be assigned an academic supervisor to support you in your Masters project work.
Online learning tools and libraries also ensure academic journals, e-books, business articles and other resources are available to you 24/7, both for use at the university and at home.
You will also have access to our Careers Service, including CV checking, mock interviews and advice on setting up your own business.
An Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification will help your career progress in any organisation. Employers worldwide will understand and respect your qualification. You will be in demand for your finance and accounting knowledge regardless of employment sector.
On completion of the Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting you will be able to progress onto the Accounting PGDip/MSc course to gain a university qualification while receiving tuition for the ACCA professional-level papers.