University of West London

Course Introduction

Challenge your creativity, be inspired, and create meaningful campaigns that stand out from the crowd with this PgDip in Advertising, Branding and Communication (ABC).

It has all the benefits of a PgDip in Communication combined with practical skills and industry experience in advertising and branding.

You will develop strategic and creative thinking, advertising tactics, and communication skills, used to create innovative advertising, brand and design campaigns for businesses. You will also work on briefs set by leading companies and be mentored by industry professionals.

Through projects, lectures, group tutorials, industry visits and our own conferences, you will develop an in-depth understanding of professional brand communication and advertising strategy.

Communication is right at the heart of our lives. Today, communication systems and tools are increasingly complex, sophisticated and extremely powerful. However, their effectiveness depends on knowing how best to use them creatively and strategically, in a time where sustainable and transparent communication practices are becoming an utmost priority.

Our course seeks to provide a student-centred environment which is continually updated by current industry practice. We are actively committed toward creating engaging and intellectually rich learning experiences so you can leave the programme with a solid understanding of key concepts, methods, theories and practices you can immediately apply to the workplace.

Our PgDip in Advertising, Branding and Communication could provide you with a competitive edge over those without this higher level of creative and strategic research competencies that are becoming more and more relevant in the creative industries.

You may be fully equipped for rapid career ascension, being able to demonstrate critical analysis, creativity, and complex problem solving. You will be guided so you can provide evidence of originality when it comes to branding solutions, advertising campaigns and communication-related strategies or models.

At the same time your own thoughts and individual initiative will be informed through a thorough design thinking process of Discovery, Definition and Development.

The expected contact time is 1.5 days per week throughout the year ? but just as in the vertiginous and vibrant advertising, branding and communication sectors, you will be working hard!

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £8,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £13,000 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £8,000 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: You should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent. We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.