A second-class honours degree or equivalent in any academic subject and seeking to pursue/continue a HR career. Applicants with appropriate work experience and a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 3 or 5 qualifications will be considered. Applicants may be subject to interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Months of entry
If you want to further your knowledge of human resources while continuing with your current job, our part-time PGDip Human Resource Management course is for you.
Designed specifically for HR practitioners, aspiring HR practicioners and managers who want to improve their understanding of people management in relation to their jobs. During your studies you'll gain the strategic knowledge and skills you need to further your HR career.
When you graduate from this course, you'll be prepared to work on the long-term business of recruiting, training and managing good employees, doing your part for the long-term success of your employer - and you'll also be pefectly-placed to take your studies even further, to Masters level.
To ensure the effectiveness of this course, we maintain close links with the regional HR community, the Portsmouth Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), local businesses and employers.
What you'll experience
On this course you'll:
- Take part in skills development workshops, where you'll contribute to managerial and HR-based activities
- Participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and students
- Tap in to our Library's vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection
Work experience and career planning
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.
We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.
Previous graduates have gone on to work in:
- human resources
Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successfull businesses with help and support from the univer
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Careers and opportunities
We're an Approved Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), so you'll graduate from this course with an approved qualification which meets the requirements of the CIPD HR Professional Map at Advanced Level 7. You'll also be eligible for Associate membership of the CIPD, and depending on your previous experience, you could meet the criteria for Chartered Membership.
You'll also have strong people management and HR-specific skills, you'll be able to reflect on your practice, and be ready to make an active contribution to business performance.
Career opportunities include:
- Business development and consultancy
- Human resources
- Benefits analyst
- Human resource officer
- Human resource systems manager
- Personnel adviser
- Recruitment consultant
- Training and development coordinator
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- 023 9284 2991