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Human Resource Management PGDip

Course Description

This part-time course which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), will develop your understanding of HR and the organisations within which HR operates. If you are looking to broaden and develop your people management skills, this is the course for you.

Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem-solving techniques, you will learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance.

The course aims to:

1) Develop the business understanding and HR knowledge that employers look for
2) Showcase your ability to create a real impact in the workplace
3) Demonstrate your commitment to your continuing professional development
4) Enhance your CV and help you stand out from the crowd
5) Everything you learn can be applied in the workplace with immediate effect.

The course is taught one day per week (afternoon and evening combined) over two years. However, if your circumstances change you can exit with a postgraduate certificate after one year.

On successful completion of this diploma-level course, you may apply to become a CIPD Chartered Member. This signals your professional credibility to employers, clients and peers.

Guest speakers provide an opportunity to meet and network with successful HR professionals. These informal talks address contemporary issues, providing theoretical and practical insights.

A blend of academic theory and practical application will help to guide you through this journey of professional, academic and personal development, and ultimately help you to achieve your personal goals and aspirations.


You will study a total of seven modules over two years.

If your circumstances change, you can exit the course after one year with a postgraduate certificate.

First year

Developing Skills for Business Leadership
Leading, Managing and Developing People
HRM in Context

Second year

Organisational Design and Development
Employment Law
Managing the Employment Relationship
Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resources Perspective

Visit the Human Resource Management PGDip page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

We operate a flexible admissions policy- please speak to us.Entry on to Year 1For entry to PGDip Year 1, applicants require a degree or equivalent qualifications as are accepted by the CIPD. Applicants are expected to have experience of working in HR. Exceptionally, candidates without HR experience looking to enter the profession may be accepted provided they hold a degree.Entry on to Year 2 Direct entry to PGDip Year 2 is possible for candidates with equivalent qualifications to the first year of the PGDip. Normally these will be the CIPD core modules.

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