You must have a degree (not necessarily in business and management) from an approved university.
The usual entry requirement is: a UK 2:2 degree or its equivalent in any discipline from an approved higher education institution. Equivalent professional qualifications will also be eligible if supported with appropriate practical experience. Further guidance can be found in our international section.
Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications or mature students (those over 21 years of age on entry) with significant relevant experience.
Months of entry
This dual-award programme is fully accredited by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), giving full exemption against their Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HRM.
It will prepare you for a senior leadership position in HR, giving you the tools you need to distinguish yourself from the competition and the expertise needed to shape the HR agenda in any sector.
You’ll gain insights into the activities, functions and environment of an organisation, and how HR functions can make a key contribution to its success.
The programme will give you a comprehensive grounding in the core disciplines of HR practice, including:
- developing and managing people
- employee relations
- employment law
On successful completion you will automatically gain associate level of CIPD professional membership which will entitle you to use ‘Associate CIPD’ after your name. This will demonstrate your professional credibility to future employers in an increasingly competitive global graduate labour market. All students are required to join the CIPD as a student member within one month of commencing the course, and for successful graduates the CIPD joining fee and first-year membership fee are paid by the University as an additional benefit for our students.
As a member of the CIPD you will have the ability to attend local events, opportunities to network with senior professionals and executives, access various training and development activities.
The programme can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis. Students with a PG Diploma in a Human Resources discipline from another approved institution can top-up to Master's level by undertaking the Dissertation module on a part-time basis; CIPD professional membership is not available on this award.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions