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The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management incorporates the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development's (CIPD) new advanced level qualifications which cover all the essential knowledge and skills required to be an effective HR practitioner. It focuses on the specialist area of HR Management as well as broader business modules.


This course has been developed with your future career as its focus, by choosing to study at Coventry you will benefit from:
-Flexible attendance modes
-The opportunity to gain knowledge, understanding and competence in the area of people management and development issues
-The chance to develop professional competence, which will allow you to investigate, research and make recommendations on a range of human resource management and development issues


The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management consists of four mandatory modules which provide you with the knowledge, understanding and competence in the area of people management and development. In addition you will be required to complete four optional modules from the suite provided.

The modules outlined below reflect the CIPD national qualification framework.

Mandatory Modules
-Leading, Managing and Developing People
-HRM in Context
-Developing Skills for Business Leadership
-Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective

The first three of these four modules are designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding and a set of core skills that are deemed necessary to underpin competent human resource management and development practice.

In this respect the areas of study will give you a broad knowledge of a range of business and management skills which is vital for all with or seeking responsibility for general management and those who need to understand the organisation within which they work in order to exercise influence.

Option Modules
These modules cover the more generalist and specialist areas of human resources and you will need to complete four modules within this suite of options.
-Organisational Design and Development
-Resourcing and Talent Development
-Employment Law
-Performance Management
-Reward Management
-Managing Employment Relations
-Leadership and Management Development (Flexible Module)

Students who wish to only study one single module from the Mandatory and Option modules can also be awarded a CIPD Advanced Award in Human Resources on successful completion.

A CIPD Advanced Certificate in HRM can be awarded on successful completion of four modules and a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources can be awarded from Coventry University.


To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Visit the Human Resource Management - PGDip page on the Coventry University website for more details!




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