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PG Cert

How long you will study
15 weeks

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About Human Resource Management at Robert Gordon University

The management of human resources is a central aspect to business worldwide and it is not surprising that there are extensive career opportunities for Human Resource Managers in the public and private sectors of the UK, EU countries and globally. This course has been fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development since 1980 and for online delivery since 2005.

It provides a gateway to membership of the CIPD, which is highly valued and widely accepted as a requirement of practice by employers throughout the UK and increasingly abroad. On completion of this full time course in Human Resource Management you will be eligible for Graduate membership of the CIPD.

What you will study

Semester 1

  • People Resourcing and Reward

  • Learning and Development

  • Employee Relations

  • Legal Context of HRM

Semester 2

  • Personal and Professional Development

  • Managing Human Resources in a Business Context

  • Managing Information

  • Managing and Leading People

Semester 3

  • Dissertation

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant subject. Applicants having a degree or degree equivalent qualification and relevant work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time may be considered, as may qualifications from an approved professional body.

All applications must be accompanied by a Personal Assessment Form. This is a mandatory part of the selection process.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Placements and accreditations

The Postgraduate Diploma has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK's professional body for personnel and development specialists, since 1980. The course was successfully re-accredited in May 2004 with no conditions. This course is currently delivered in full-time and part-time mode, and in June 2005 was successfully CIPD accredited for online delivery via the University's Virtual Campus. Students who attain the Diploma become Graduate Members of the CIPD.

Fees and bursaries

UK/EU Students

  • New students: entire course £7950 for academic year 2010/11

  • New students: up to Postgraduate Diploma £5,962 for session 2010/11

International Students

  • New students: entire course £8600 for academic year 2010/11

The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

If you prefer to apply on paper, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office to request that an application be posted out to you.

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office:

  • Email

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

  • Complete our International Enquiries form

  • Call 0044 1224 262726

  • Email

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