You are normally expected to have at least two years post graduate work experience and be currently working in an HRD role (for example, training, learning and development, workplace learning, organisational development, consultancy). We also welcome applicants who are working in an HRM role, but plan to develop their career in an HRD specialism.
If you lack the required academic qualifications but meet the work experience requirements above you are also eligible to apply. Applicants will be required to complete a 2,000 word report on an organisational HR issue, provide an extended personal statement and supply two supporting references confirming suitability for entry to a postgraduate programme.
We also consider applications from those who have gained relevant skills through a wide range of vocational qualifications or responsible experience.
Months of entry
- personal drive and effectiveness
- people management
- development and leadership
- business understanding
- professional and ethical behaviour
- continuing learning
- analytical and intuitive / creative thinking
Benefits of PgDip
The PG Dip HRD is designed for busy professionals working within the context of personnel/human resource management and the allied professions, seeking personal or career development but who may not have the time to commit to a full masters degree.
The MSc course has all of the benefits of the PgDip – including CIPD accreditation – plus a research methods and dissertation module that provides students with an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth study into related HRD issue.
Information for international students
Please see the English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Please see the postgraduate funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Office
- +44 (0)20 7815 6100