The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), UK, which is the only Royal Chartered professional body for Public Relations Practitioners in the world, has awarded Philips University’s BA in Public Relations and Communication full recognition status. This, in addition to its recognition by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation (CYQAA), ensures that the program of study meets international high-quality standards. Therefore, graduates of the degree in Public Relations and Communications from Philips University are also awarded the CIPR recognised course status.
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations, UK
The CIPR works with, and for, its 10,000 members to establish and advance standards within the Public Relations industry. The CIPR publishes a code of conduct which sets standards for the professional workings of its members and also provides its members with advice on career development and legislation that may affect the PR industry.
The mission of the CIPR is to provide the foundation for the Public Relations profession, serving clients and society in an inventive, expert and ethical manner. It believes in lifelong learning and professional development, with members acting with integrity and upholding the core values of the CIPR Code of Conduct. CIPR professionals sit at the heart of their organisations as principal and valued leaders – accountable to their employers, clients and the public.
Prospects for the Public Relations Sector
The field of Public Relations is set to expand further and further over the following years. Students who select a degree in Public Relations will have a number of opportunities from which to select from upon graduation.