Taught course

Human Resource Management (CIPD Block Delivery)

Anglia Ruskin University · Lord 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

January, September

Course content

Further your HR career while fitting your studies in around work and other commitments. Our 'block delivery' course includes monthly workshops on campus in Chelmsford, and is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Studying on campus once a month, as well as through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), you’ll 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 will be on developing your self-reflection skills by relating your learning experiences: in groups, lively topic-based internet forums, and through assessments designed to explore issues in your own workplace by applying the theory you’ve learnt.

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management is the foremost award in the field of human resource management and is held by many UK and international HR directors. Our students register as associate members of CIPD, and enjoy exclusive access to journals, reports, time-saving resources, library services, as well as professional development guidance and networking opportunities. Once you’re in work, you’ll be able to upgrade to full membership.

Here at Lord Ashcroft International The Business School, we have over 25 years’ experience of delivering CIPD qualifications and a high achievement rate: 100% of our MA Human Resource Management graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE, 2014). So by studying with us, we think you have the best chance of success.

Please note: if you've achieved the CIPD Professional Development Standards in the last five years, or the Advanced Diploma Standards, or this Postgraduate Diploma on the block or part-time route, you can top-up your award to progress to the MA in Human Resource Management by undertaking two modules focusing your international and global understanding alongside a dissertation.

For immediate progression from the block or part-time route, you can progress to the top-up Masters in Human Resource Management by block delivery by undertaking two modules focusing your international and global understanding alongside a dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,500 per year part time

Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868