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Public Relations and Corporate Communications Masters (MA): Links with business and industry

Internship at The Fifth Business

One student will gain professional experience during a short internship at The Fifth Business.

Marketing Expert Panel

Kingston Business School's Marketing Expert Panel is made up of senior marketing, communications and advertising practitioners working in the UK and Europe. It is continuously involved in the design and development of our marketing courses to ensure they meet industry needs. The panel includes:

How we work with industry partners

In addition to teaching from Kingston's highly skilled academic staff, this course is delivered through workshops and seminars presented by external speakers from the marketing and communications industry. This further enables you to link theory to real business practice and ensures that the programme encompasses the very latest industry developments.

Guest speakers feature regularly on the course, and also at faculty level through our Strategy into Practice lecture series and other industry events. Guest speakers in the past have included:

  • Dominic Shales, head of digital, planning and contents, Lexis PR; and
  • Tim Reading, director, The Co-Sponsorship Agency.

  • Employers attend careers and employability sessions to answer questions and give feedback to students on careers issues.

You can also link theory to practice through your dissertation. In this substantial and independent project, you will investigate a real corporate communications-related issue, and conclude with recommendations that can be applied straight away.

How Kingston Business School works with professional bodies

Kingston Business School works closely with the business world's principal professional bodies to ensure the education we provide meets the needs of today's practitioners. Our qualifications demonstrate that students can put theory into practice, and so hold real value for leaders in industry and society.

Kingston Business School is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Approved Centre.

We enjoy recognition or accreditation from:

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development;
  • Association of MBAs;
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing;
  • Market Research Society;
  • Institute of Direct Marketing;
  • The Law Society; and
  • various accounting professional bodies (partial).

We also offer courses in partnership with both private and public sector specialists such as the Institute of Internal Communication and the National School of Government.

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