Human Resource Management (PG Dip)

Staffordshire University the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 2040

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
January, September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Human Resource Management at Staffordshire University

  • The CIPD qualifications are the most important route to achieving professional recognition and career opportunity in the Human Resources area.

  • A one year part-time programme designed to buid on the skills and knowledge gained in the CIPD postgraduate certificate.

  • A creative and diverse learning community with the participant groups representing employers from all areas of business and commerce.

  • The courses focus on achieving professional capability in the key areas of people management and development.

  • There is the opportunity to continue to develop beyond the CIPD qualification, by studying for the MA in Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM).

  • Integrates on and off-campus learning as part of our problem and practice based learning approach.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) has been designed by the CIPD to enable those seeking a career in People Management to meet the high standards expected of a professional Human Resourses Manager.

You will study modules that are relevant to your work issues, and be assessed in an appropriate way, set by the university tutors. This means that you will achieve both a university award and a CIPD qualification. You will need to be a studying member of the CIPD. The membership fees of approximately £120 are in addition to the tuition fees quoted above and will be payable direct to the CIPD. You will have at have completed the CIPD postgraduate certificate.

Staffordshire University has over 25 years' experience of preparing students for their professional qualification and many of our former students are now senior HR executives in local and national organisations.

  • The course focuses on achieving professional capability in the key areas of people management and development.

  • Many students continue their studies for another year on the the MA in Strategic HRM.

  • Integrates on and off-campus learning.

  • The teaching staff are all experienced HRM or HRD practitioners.

Course Fees and Finance

The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 120 credits in your first year of study. If you follow this pattern of study you will pay a fee of £4,080 for your first year in 2017/18. You will be invoiced for the modules that you register for each year, so if your study pattern is different from the expected pattern, you will pay more or less each year accordingly.

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni Discount: If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to 15% off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.'

Course content

You will study the following core module:

  • Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective

The remaining two option modules are determined via employer and student surveys. This ensures that the university is delivering the modules that are appropriate for the needs of our students and employers. Examples of option modules available include:

  • Managing Employee Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Employment Law
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring

Graduate destinations

The CIPD Postgraduate Diploma will enable you to further your career in Human Resources and upon successful completion, you will also be in a position to continue your studies in the MA in Strategic HRM, by studying for a further 18 months.

Graduates have progressed to senior HR roles at organisations large and small, both locally and internationally, including Alton Towers and Virgin Media.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2040International course fees find out

Entry requirements

  • A CIPD qualification at postgraduate certificate level
  • Applicants may be interviewed to ensure they meet CIPD and university requirements

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