Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) - Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
CIPDIntermediate award(s): PG Dip
Course informationThis new two-year part-time postgraduate programme in Human Resource Management has been designed to meet the requirements of CIPD's advanced level qualifications**.
This programme is ideal for those aspiring to become effective HR practitioners - whether working as managers or consultants in generalist or specialist roles. It will allow you to develop your understanding of organisations and the changing external context in which HR operates. Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem solving techniques, you will learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance.
The CIPD qualification is the foremost award in the field of human resource management and is held by many UK and international HR directors. This qualification will provide you with the underpinning knowledge towards CIPD's professional membership (Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow).
Year one core modules
- Human Resource Management in Context (15 credit)
- Resourcing and Talent Management (15 credit)
- Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 credit)
- Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 credit)
Year two core modules
- Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning & Development Provision (15 credit)
- Employment Law and Relations (30 credit)
- Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resources Perspective (15 credit)+
AssessmentAssessment is by modular assignments incorporating written reports and essays, oral presentations, case study analysis, examinations and a portfolio.
FacilitiesOur striking, award-winning business school in Chelmsford, as well as our brand new building in Cambridge, offer the most advanced state-of-the-art learning environments.
Special featuresFeatures of this course include:
- accreditation by the CIPD as meeting the requirements of their new Advanced Level qualification
- 24 years experience of delivering CIPD programmes
- a high success rate
- experienced staff
- visiting speakers
- opportunity to attend an employment tribunal
- excellent resources
- a supportive climate
- individual supervision
Links with industry and professional recognitionThe CIPD is the primary professional body in the UK for those involved in the management and development of people. They have designed their new advanced level curriculum, which is incorporated in our Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, following extensive research so that you can be sure that you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills that employers are seeking.
Associated careersAt our Lord Ashcroft International Business School we have spent a considerable amount of time planning a business school for the 21st century. This has involved looking at both the present and future development needs of managers and of the organisation to which they belong in order to improve their competitiveness.
Our programmes, accredited by the CIPD**, are designed to be academically rigorous whilst maintaining a focus on the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in HRM. Successful completion of our programme enables direct entry to the MA Human Resource Management. **awaiting accreditation
Candidates who do not possess any of these entry criteria, but can demonstrate appropriate relevant experience in a post of management or professional responsibility may be admitted if, in the opinion of the admissions tutor, they are capable of profiting from and contributing to the pathway.
Holders of other awards, including those from non-UK universities will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications.
Those applicants for whom English is not the first language will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
How to apply
For Cambridge & Chelmsford applications please apply online
For University Centre Peterborough applications please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 196 5750.
Year 1 - Mon or Tues 1.00pm-7.30pm
Year 2 - Wed or Thurs 1.00pm-7.30pm
Year 1 - Mon or Wed 1.00pm-7.30pm
Year 2 - Tues or Thurs 1.00pm - 7.30pm
January (Chelmsford & Peterborough only)
Open DaySaturday 13 July
Postgraduate Open Day
FacultyLord Ashcroft International Business School
- Call 0845 271 3333
- Ask our University
*Teaching days and times are for guidance only and are subject to change each academic year. We advise all applicants to wait until they are in receipt of their timetable before making arrangements around their course times.