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IN BRIEF:

  • Achieve a qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) with one of the UK’s leading providers
  • Study part-time and gain a CIPD Advanced Level Diploma in just 18 months
  • Enhance your employability by developing the skills needed to motivate, manage and reward employees
  • Part-time study option
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

COURSE SUMMARY

This course is ideal if you want to specialise in human resource management.  

You will develop your understanding of HRM practices across a variety of organisational settings, with an emphasis on strategic, international and comparative subject matter.

This is an Advanced Level programme, recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as providing the necessary knowledge to apply for Chartered Membership. On graduation you will also receive an Advanced Level Certificate from CIPD.

Full-time students automatically gain entrance to the CIPD National conference and Exhibition in Manchester - the leading HRM conference in the UK.  You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland.

COURSE DETAILS

The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year.

This course is designed for graduates with a background in business or business related studies, who wish to specialise in HRM with a view to pursuing a career as an HRM practitioner either as a functional specialist or in other areas of management which involves significant people management responsibilities.  On completion you will have developed as a manager of people by learning specialist knowledge and the application of theory and practice in the main specialist areas which comprise HRM.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and specialist skills to effectively select, motivate, manage and reward employees to maximise their potential and the potential of their respective organisations. You will also become a reflective practitioner and enhance your learning and development capabilities.

TEACHING

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities.

The course is currently delivered in four blocks of three-day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block. 

From September 2017, this delivery format will change. Students will continue to study a single module for a 6 week period. Face to face teaching will be delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 6 week blocks, with independent study completed in your own time through Blackboard.  Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.

Substantial use is made of distance learning through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, and a wide range of academic journals and texts are available in both paper and electronic formats. Tutorials allow you to reflect on lecture materials and benefit from discussion and group work.

The dissertation element offers a further opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and skills in a more flexible environment.

ASSESSMENT

During your course, a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include: essays, assignments, exams, multiple-choice tests, online tests, group reports and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules, but exams still play a major role.

EMPLOYABILITY

You will gain a highly regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.

The CIPD Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire branches are led by graduates from the programme.

This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors.

Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Dixons Group plc
  • British Airways
  • Cooperative Insurance Services
  • BMW
  • American Express
  • BBC
  • Citibank
  • Ladbrokes
  • Numberica
  • Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Premier Travel Inn
  • BUPA
  • Thomson Holidays
  • BT
  • DTS Logistics
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • The NHS

Visit the Human Resource Management & Development - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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