An Honours degree (2:2 or above). Applicants with a significant amount of HR experience but no formal qualifications may also be considered. Non-UK qualifications will be checked for equivalence.
All applicants will be invited to interview as part of the application process.
For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.
Months of entry
The overall aim of the course is to educate you as a people management professional in a strategic context, and improve the quality of your professional development.
This course offers you the opportunity to develop knowledge and practical skills across a broad range of topics, aligned with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Profession Map. This is likely to enhance your career development within the HR profession and give you Associate Membership of the CIPD, enabling you to apply for Chartered Membership when you become an established practitioner. This programme is a blend of practical personal development, and critical analysis of emerging HR trends and issues that organisations are currently experiencing. There is a focus on strategic thinking to prepare you for your future career in people management and organisational engagement.
Our links with the West Yorkshire CIPD branch offer additional networking, advice, mentoring, and updates from the profession as it evolves.
Teaching is undertaken in a variety of interactive ways; including case studies, tutorials, lectures, workshops, seminars, group activities, presentations, individual reflection, as well as a residential event. Assessments are undertaken in a similarly broad and inclusive fashion; through a mixture of written assignments, presentations, critical business reports, consultation exercises, and reflective portfolios. Some of the core modules include Learning and Talent Management, Human Resource Strategy, Developing and Leading People, Reward Management, and a dissertation.
Information for international students
Non-UK qualifications will be checked for equivalence. For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
In 2018/19 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £6,500.
Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Please email the Student Finance Office Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- The Business School (M395)
- +44 (0) 1484 472956