Taught course

Human Resource Management (CIPD Block Delivery)

Anglia Ruskin University · Ashcroft International Business School

Entry requirements

You are required to have a first degree or equivalent (this may include CIPD awards at Level 5). You are required to be working within or have recent experience of working within the scope of people management or human resources. If you are entering the post graduate HR by block or part-time delivery seeking accreditation for prior learning you should also recognise that you may need to check the modules completed historically e.g. under the “Professional Development Standards” in terms meet the transition requirements for latter CIPD Chartered membership, if this is desired. Further advice can be provided on application. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email admissions@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

This course delivered by block delivery (CIPD-supported distance learning) is ideal if you want to push your HR career forward while fitting your studies in around work and other commitments.

Taking a critical approach, you will examine, challenge and extend your understanding of human resource management (HRM) processes and their influence on organisational and individual effectiveness. Throughout the programme the focus is on developing your self-reflection skills by relating your learning experiences. This will happen not just in discussion within the learning groups but in lively topic-based forums via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and also by assessments designed to explore issues in your own workplace using critical theory application.

The Anglia Ruskin PG Diploma in Human Resource Management award is the foremost award in the field of human resource management and is held by many UK and international HR Directors. This qualification will provide you with the underpinning knowledge towards CIPD's professional membership (Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow). The Business School has over 25 years of delivering CIPD qualifications and a high success rate so you have the best chance of success.

The course focuses strongly on the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in human resource management. So it’s ideal if you are preparing for, or aspiring to, strategic and international roles in human resource management, including HR Director, HR Manager, HR Officer and Training Officer.

Your qualification will be recognised by CIPD, the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body. The Lord Ashcroft International Business School also has its own strong links with over 500 businesses locally, regionally and internationally.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868