Taught course

Strategic Human Resource Management

University of Huddersfield · Department of Management

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2:2 or above). Applicants with a significant amount of HR experience but no formal qualifications may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Huddersfield Business School is excited to announce a new portfolio of courses that are currently being formalised. These are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to be influential and successful in a rapidly changing global environment.

Our new portfolio covers a wide variety of subject areas offering courses in traditional business and management alongside new and innovative topics. Although this specific course will not be available in 2019, a similar range of courses will follow covering contemporary topics that suit the changing external environment. Our new courses should be available to view online from mid-November, however in the meantime please do get in touch if you would like to enquire about any of our Business School courses.

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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

The Business School
+44 (0)1484 472956