Human Resource Management (CIPD - day release) PG Dip

Postgraduate (2 years part-time)

Cambridge, Chelmsford, University Centre Peterborough

September 2018

Teaching times

Chelmsford: Monday 1-7pm (Year 1) / Tuesday 1-7pm (Year 2)
Cambridge: Monday 1-7pm 

Overview

Progress your HR career while fitting your studies around work and home commitments with our ‘day release’ course. Our postgraduate qualification is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD) and held by HR professionals around the world.

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Full description

Careers

Our course has a strong focus on the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in human resource management. It’s essential if you’re preparing for, or aspiring to, managerial roles in HR either in UK or abroad.

Your qualification will be recognised by CIPD, the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.

Modules & assessment

Year one, core modules

  • Human Resource Management in Context
    This module is concerned with the environment in which organisations operate, and how organisations have to respond to the very dynamic environment which they operate in.
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
    This module is very much at the heart of Human Resource Management as organisations can only function if they are able to assemble together the rights teams of people with the necessary skills, attitudes and talents to meet their objectives. It reflects on how organisations have to compete for the best available talent, particularly when demand exceeds supply.
  • Business Skills
    Designed to equip you with the skills to enable you to perform business management tasks effectively and efficiently. You will engage in a series of activities which give insight into your own skills, personality and characteristics so you can fully grasp your strengths and development areas, enabling you to perform better as you gain confidence throughout the module. This module is also concerned with the development of skills and specifically seeks to improve a range of skills pivotal to successful management practice and effective leadership including critical thinking and decision making skills, the management of financial information and how to manage budgets.
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
    This module will provide you with a rigorous framework for knowledge and understanding, concerning people management and development.

Year two, core modules

  • Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision
    This module will introduce you to an established body of knowledge and theory on learning processes and their application in instructional design and facilitating learning - including the design and delivery of learning and development plans and events.
  • Managing Employee Relations
    This module aims to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of employment relations in terms of theoretical perspectives, debates and practices in national and international, contexts and from a theoretical and behavioural competency perspective.
  • Employment Law
    The purpose of this module is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to brief organisations on the consequences of current and future developments in employment law, and to give up-to-date, timely and accurate advice concerning the practical application of legal principles.

Core Modules - Chelmsford only

Optional Modules - Cambridge only (choose 1)

  • Human Resource Management in the Global Context
    This module sets out to investigate how, and if, human resource management (HRM)) operates in the international arena. This is done in two ways: by considering differences in national HRM policies and practices and by examining how businesses overcome the people problems associated with operating in more than one country. This will lead to a questioning of the extent to which HRM can be seen as a global phenomenon. In order to undertake this module effectively it is assumed that students will have some familiarity with HRM practices in at least one country and a desire to uncover similarities and differences in others. One of the main focuses for the design of this module has been the further development of relevant employability and professional skills. Such skills are implicit in the learning outcomes. Assessment will be by a 3000 word assignment.
  • Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resources Perspective
    It is essential that HR practitioners are strategically aware, business orientated and concerned with adding value through human resource practice. This module allows learners to demonstrate their ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from an HR perspective, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make persuasive, practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice. The applied nature of the report requires a critical evaluative approach, empirical investigation and analysis and a combination of academic research and business report writing skills. It requires reflection on the implications for professional practice from an ethical, professional and continuous professional development standpoint. One of the main focuses for the design of this module has been the further development of relevant employability and professional skills. Such skills are implicit in the learning outcomes.

Assessment

We’ll assess you in a number of ways, including written reports and essays, oral presentations, case study analysis, exams and a portfolio.


This is a two- year programme

Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.


Where you'll study

Your faculty

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.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Chelmsford
Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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University Centre Peterborough
University Centre Peterborough

University Centre Peterborough (or UCP) is our modern campus in the heart of an historic city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year part time)

£3,550

How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

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
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Funding for UK & EU students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:

  • The Government’s new £10k Masters loan
  • Applying for our scholarships
  • Additional funding options and support

Entry requirements

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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.

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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 answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

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