Postgraduate (2.5 years part-time)
January 2019, September 2018
Semester 1: w/c 18 September and 2 October: Wednesday 9.30am-5pm (part-time).
Semester 2: w/c 15 January: Wednesday 9.30am-5pm (part-time); please note: for one module of semester 2, teaching times may be moved to Thursday.
Further your HR career while fitting your studies in around work and other commitments. Our 'block delivery' course includes monthly workshops on campus in Chelmsford, and is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Studying on campus once a month, as well as through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), you’ll examine, challenge and extend your understanding of human resource management (HRM) processes and their influence on organisational and individual effectiveness.
Throughout the programme, the focus will be on developing your self-reflection skills by relating your learning experiences: in groups, lively topic-based internet forums, and through assessments designed to explore issues in your own workplace by applying the theory you’ve learnt.
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management is the foremost award in the field of human resource management and is held by many UK and international HR directors. Our students register as associate members of CIPD, and enjoy exclusive access to journals, reports, time-saving resources, library services, as well as professional development guidance and networking opportunities. Once you’re in work, you’ll be able to upgrade to full membership.
Here at Lord Ashcroft International The Business School, we have over 25 years’ experience of delivering CIPD qualifications and a high achievement rate: 100% of our MA Human Resource Management graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE, 2014). So by studying with us, we think you have the best chance of success.
Please note: if you've achieved the CIPD Professional Development Standards in the last five years, or the Advanced Diploma Standards, or this Postgraduate Diploma on the block or part-time route, you can top-up your award to progress to the MA in Human Resource Management by undertaking two modules focusing your international and global understanding alongside a dissertation.
For immediate progression from the block or part-time route, you can progress to the top-up Masters in Human Resource Management by block delivery by undertaking two modules focusing your international and global understanding alongside a dissertation.
Our course has a strong focus on the skills and knowledge you’ll need for a successful career in human resource management. It’s ideal if you’re preparing for, or aspiring to, strategic and international roles such as HR director, manager, officer or training officer.
Your qualification will be recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.
Your work will be assessed through assignments, a portfolio and an exam.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
If you’re seeking accreditation for prior learning, you may need to check that modules you’ve completed historically (eg, under the Professional Development Standards) meet the transition requirements for latter CIPD Chartered membership, if this is desired. We can offer further advice when you apply.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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