2015/16: Scotland/EU £2,050; Rest of UK £2,050; International £4,700
Why this course?
This a two-year, part-time programme. It’s intended for human resource professionals or line managers with people management or devolved HR responsibilities as part of their role.
Mixing theory and practice, this programme offers you the opportunity for in-depth study of organisations and the management of work. It allows you to work towards a professional level of membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
- Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) The Department of Human Resource Management is a CIPD Approved Centre. The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) stage of this programme is accredited as meeting the knowledge requirements for Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow.
The aim of this course is to develop an advanced level of knowledge and understanding related to the human resource management function in organisations. Business Skills Development sessions take place over both years of the course.
- Management Research Report The Diploma stage is completed by the submission of a 7,000-word management research report. This is usually based on a human resources issue within your place of employment. This is supported by a number of Research Methods Workshops throughout Year 2. The report is due for submission in June/July of Year 2.
- Year 3 MSc (post-diploma) If you reach an appropriate standard you can choose to progress to the MSc. This requires a 15,000-word dissertation on an approved topic along with participation in a series of workshops on research methods.
The Postgraduate Diploma stage of this programme is accredited as meeting the knowledge requirements for Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow.
Additional PGDip requirements
Applicants who hold a CIPD Intermediate level qualification or HND in a relevant subject may also be considered. Applicants must also have relevant experience in human resource management or in a people management role.
Alternative routes to entry may be available for candidates who hold a CIPD Foundation level qualification, or HNC in a relevant subject area, and have significant work experience in human resources or in a people management role.
Learning & teaching
There'll be a series of taught modules, seminars, guest lectures given by distinguished HR professionals, and a business skills development programme.
The course modules are assessed by various methods which include essays, individual and group projects and final exams. The exams are generally held in January and April/May. The pattern and weighting of assessment methods varies between modules.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Record
You’ll keep a CPD Record that describes all your important learning activities and experiences during the course. Submission of a satisfactory CPD Record is a requirement for completion of the course.
- How much will I earn? According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the average salary for a graduate-level human resources (HR) officer is £24,375. HR officers with some experience can expect to earn in the region of £30,000+.*
- Where are they now? Many our graduates are in work or further study in the area of HR.**
*information is intended only as a guide.
**Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey.