Entry qualifications are normally either a degree in a business-related subject with a minimum of a good honours degree, or a CIPD Foundation or Advanced Certificate or Diploma with appropriate experience. All candidates for the part-time PG Diploma/MA are expected to be currently working in a role related to human resources.
Non-graduates who possess either a CIPD Foundation or Intermediate qualification or equivalent are encouraged to apply. Based on an assessment of your qualifications and professional experience, you will then be counselled as to the appropriate qualification route.
Some applicants with a Foundation Certificate or Diploma (e.g. Certificate or Diploma in HR Practice or Certificate or Diploma in Learning and Development Practice) may have a sufficiently strong experiential profile to progress directly to the advanced level – classes evening or day/evening.
For others, who may have spent only a short time in an entry-level HR role, the underpinning knowledge gained through an Intermediate Certificate or Diploma may be appropriate before attempting the rigours of postgraduate study.
Months of entry
This course will develop your knowledge and skills in core areas of human resource management (HRM) to help you start or further your career as a HR professional. The course will also enhance your expertise in professional activities related to employee resourcing, employee development, employment relations and employment law. You will gain experience in practical problem solving informed by leading edge theory and research.
- CIPD approved centre
We are an established CIPD approved centre with a track record of delivering high-quality provision. The department has robust links with the CIPD at both local and national levels.
- CIPD assessment
Part-time study allows you to consolidate your experience while studying, which is important for your CIPD upgrade assessment.
- Flexible study schedule
Supported blended learning allows you the flexibility to coordinate your study around work and family life. The cross sectoral nature of the part time student group allows you a real opportunity to compare practices across organisations and to learn from the experiences of others.
- Apply theory practically
A core advantage of being able to study and work is that you have the chance to apply your learning in practice.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Enquiry Team
- +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70