Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Brighton · Brighton Business School

Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience: Entry on to Year 1 For entry to PGDip Year 1, applicants require a degree or equivalent qualifications as are accepted by the CIPD. Applicants are expected to have experience of working in HR. Exceptionally, candidates without HR experience looking to enter the profession may be accepted provided they hold a degree. Entry on to Year 2 Direct entry to PGDip Year 2 is possible for candidates with equivalent qualifications to the first year of the PGDip. Normally these will be the CIPD core modules. For non-native speakers of English: In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in the written test and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time course will develop your understanding of HR and the organisations within which HR operates. If you are looking to broaden and develop your people management skills, this is the course for you.

Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem-solving techniques, you will learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance.

The course aims to:

  • develop the business understanding and HR knowledge that employers look for
  • showcase your ability to create a real impact in the workplace
  • demonstrate your commitment to your continuing professional development
  • enhance your CV and help you stand out from the crowd

Everything you learn can be applied in the workplace with immediate effect.

The course is taught one day per week (afternoon and evening combined) over two years. However, if your circumstances change you can exit with a postgraduate certificate after one year.

On successful completion of this diploma-level course, you may apply to become a CIPD Chartered Member. This signals your professional credibility to employers, clients and peers.

Guest speakers provide an opportunity to meet and network with successful HR professionals. These informal talks address contemporary issues, providing theoretical and practical insights.

A blend of academic theory and practical application will help to guide you through this journey of professional, academic and personal development, and ultimately help you to achieve your personal goals and aspirations.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Brighton Business School