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Entry requirements

  • Postgraduate entry - A 2:2 minimum classification or equivalent from undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, or three years’ experience at managerial or professional level.
  • All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.
  • MSc entry - A postgraduate qualification in either Human Resource Management or a Business or Management specialism such as PgD in Human Resource Management.
  • Candidates who completed the CIPD professional education scheme prior to 2004 may also be required to undertake an additional module.
  • All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management is the key qualification for anyone who is either currently working as an HR professional, or who wishes to pursue a career in this increasingly important management function.

Many employers place great value in the advanced knowledge and skills developed in a postgraduate course, and much of the content covered will be of great benefit to professionals in other functions who are, or will be, responsible for managing people.

The course is delivered and assessed to Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) standards, and it can therefore lead to progression to Chartered CIPD membership - recognised globally as an important indicator of HR competence and fundamental in the UK for anyone seeking to progress within the HR function.

Students have the opportunity to progress from existing postgraduate qualifications allowing students to achieve a Masters qualification. Students will undertake a taught module in Research Methods, and then a dissertation.

The course aims to develop the analytical and strategic skills of students using concepts derived from the latest academic studies of human resource management. The course provides students with the ability to respond to the challenges of the global business environment with strategically focused solutions.

Information for international students

  • IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language, or A B2/C1 in the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR).
  • Tier 4 international students are not able to register on this course however we welcome interest from international students not wishing to apply for Tier 4.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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