- Gain vital career development skills and improve your professional status on a course which paves the way for membership of theChartered Institute of Personnel and Development(CIPD)
- Learn how to develop HRM strategies, policies, procedures and change programmes within a dynamic business context
- Undertake practical problem-solving and focus on the areas where HRM can add competitive advantage to your own organisation
- Build your networks with influential HR professionals from leading regional employers
- Balance your studies with your work commitments: you will attend the University on one afternoon per week, usually 2pm to 7pm
The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Managementis ideal both for specialist HR practitioners and for general managers who would like to improve their portfolio of skills. Approved by the CIPD, it offers a thorough and highly relevant learning programme which you can customise to meet your specific career needs.
Deliver genuine business impact
Our course explores people management practices and policies, with a strong emphasis on how they help organisations achieve improved performance.
We set the HRM specialism firmly within the broader field of business, management and corporate strategy. You'll gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of organisations, how they are managed and the external challenges they face.
We draw on latest thinking, pioneering research and fascinating case studies, including looking at HRM in an international context.
This course is your stepping stone towards Chartered Membership of the CIPD, a major advantage if you want to raise your professional profile and improve your career prospects.
From the start of the course you will join the CIPD so that you have full access to restricted member information sources on its website and to local branch network events which will support your studies.
Once you complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, you will gain Associate status of the CIPD and the Institute will recognise that you've fully satisfied the knowledge criteria for Chartered status.
Real-world learning in action
All your assignments and reports reflect real-world scenarios and are usually based on your own workplace practice and experiences. By investigating current business issues from a HRM perspective, you can add substantial value to your organisation as you work towards your qualifications.
Our students choose to undertake projects which are directly relevant to their role and the needs of their employer. These have covered everything from employee engagement to organisational change, talent management to the evaluation of training. You'll gain new perspectives and insights into the HR role, along with ideas which you can take back to your own workplace.
Build your networks
Figures from the profession will share their knowledge with you. You'll be invited to masterclasses and guest lectures delivered by influential thinkers. Such as our Visiting Professors in HRM, Dr Linda Holbeche and Professor Lynette Harris we also run