Chartered Institute of Public Relations - CIPR


CIPR is the world’s only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners, with nearly 10,000 members. The members are globally recognized PR professionals. CIPR works with and for members to set, maintain and advance standards, through industry respected qualifications; Continuing Professional Development scheme, Accreditation and Chartership programmes. Through the CIPR ethical Code of Conduct and searchable PR registers, we make our members accountable to their employers, clients and the wider public. In Uganda, almost all government institutions like Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as private institutions, universities and development agencies have a PR or Corporate affairs function that presents a lot of employment opportunities for our students. UMI is fully accredited by CIPR UK to provide CIPR tuition. UMI prepares students of CIPR to sit for CIPR Examinations. There are lots of ways we can help you to build your knowledge, your skills and your resilience so that you’re always on top of your game.

Programme Details

Unit 1: PR strategy and planning
Unit 2: PR content, Communications and Engagement
Unit 3: PR Management, Measurement and Evaluation

Admissions Requirements

– A professional PR Certificate
– A PR related degree plus one year’s PR experience
– Any UK recognised degree plus two year’s PR experience.
– A CAM Advanced Diploma or NCTJ Diploma plus two years’ PR experience
– Four years’ PR experience

Fees Structure

– $85 for a member (Registration fee)
– $240 per Unit (Tuition Fee)
– $135 per Unit (Exam Fee)
– $60 per Unit (Unit Registration fee)
– $80 per Unit (Books for the Unit)
– $284 Affiliate membership (Membership Fee – Optional)
– $185 Member (Membership Fee – Optional)

Other Details

Course Duration: 9 Months to completion
Lecture Time:  Evening (18:00 – 21:00) | Weekends (8:00 – 13:00)
Target Group: An Experienced PR Professional ready to progress towards a senior management position. 

Contact Person for CIPR Admissions

CIPR Coordinator,
Name: Dr. Ben Mugerwa
Uganda Management Institute
Plot 44-52 Jinja, Road, P.O. box 20131, Kampala, uganda
Tel No: +256 772 419 224
For Inquiries: Tel No: +256 772 020306, Email: