Human resource management is a people-centred role, requiring the perfect balance of interpersonal skills, strategic approach and business mind-set. You understand that, and you want a course that knows the unique skills demanded within the industry while transmitting them effectively. We have that course for you.
We know what it takes to progress your career – a recognised, accredited and relevant qualification. Our course strengthens your existing experience and provides new knowledge to develop your specialism. The modules encompass HR management from many perspectives: personal development, business approach, organisations health, resourcing and talent management and employees relations. This mixture of grounding theory, future-focus, international perspective and strategic approach aims to open up a world of opportunities for you.
We have been effectively delivering CIPD qualifications for over 25 years, aligning our course with industry trends. We understand the stage you are at in your career, you want to go further and our job is to inspire and support you to work towards your future goals and aspirations.
By keeping our class sizes small, we're assisting you to achieve these. Large, lecture theatre-based learning would be at odds with the dynamic and intuitive nature of the course content, so we ensure peer-to-peer and lecturer content and support. You're inquisitive and open so our team-based learning promotes these skills and your supportive, networking relationships, helping you to learn in a natural way that resembles real working environments. Working in a team and providing feedback as part of a reflective discussion is especially effective for people like you, because the importance this approach places on intrinsic skills, communication, behavioural analysis, persuasion and negotiation abilities are all abilities possessed by outstanding HR managers.
The kind of leaders that understand what a team and a company needs, and know how to make that happen with the people as a driving force. And that's the kind of manager and trailblazer we want to help you become.
Your qualification will be recognised by CIPD, the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.
Our course has a strong focus on the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in human resource management. It’s ideal if you’re preparing for, or aspiring to, roles such as HR director, manager, officer, or training officer.
We’ll assess your progress through written work, group and individual presentations. Of your final two modules, the first is a written proposal which is assessed for a Postgraduate Major Project that will give you the opportunity to demonstrate, through a written assessment, your ability to conduct research and apply human resource practices to a specific issue.
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
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
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 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.
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 email@example.com for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
Part-time postgraduate (2 years)
Part-time postgraduate (12 months)
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