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PgDip Human Resource Management

Course Description

The PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a specialist postgraduate course designed primarily to meet the career development needs of human resource managers, advisers and administrators, in line with the subject benchmark statements of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for postgraduate degrees in business and management (2007). The course also meets the Advanced Level knowledge requirements of the CIPD for upgrading to the professional grades of membership.

Key benefits

The University of West London has run a programme accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for over 40 years.

Course detail

Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to take a critical perspective on current theory and practice, to analyse complex problems and devise creative solutions to them, and to develop the skills needed to conduct research into HRM issues. You will be expected to take responsibility for your own learning, to contribute to the learning of others, and to be a reflective practitioner.


• Human Resource Management in Context
• Managing People
• Developing Skills for Management
• People resourcing and Talent Management
• Employment Law
• Management Research Report.

Career and study progression

When you study on this course, you will already be working in the HRM/people management field. This course is designed to enhance your abilities in your current job role, and to prepare you for promotion.

When you pass, you can apply for individual Chartered Membership of the CIPD. This grade of membership is regarded as essential for progression into HR management and consultancy. Students who complete this course are more likely to gain professional membership of the CIPD, are successful in furthering their careers in the HR profession. Some of our former students are now the line managers of current students.

If, after finishing this course, you want to go on to our MBA course, you may be exempt from some of its modules.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/how-apply

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/scholarships-and-bursaries

Visit the PgDip Human Resource Management page on the University of West London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 1st or 2nd class honours degree (2.1 and 2.2, upper and lower class) in any disciplineOther relevant qualification at level 6If you are an HR practitioner with at least five years’ experience, but without the above qualifications, we will assess your application through an interview and essay.

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