• Course
    Overview
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Course Overview

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management programme you will be able to act as a strategic partner within your organisation and ensure all decisions are considered from the Human Resource Management perspective.

Additionally you will achieve the knowledge requirements to apply for Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

You will be able to lead in the development and promotion of good practice in the field of the management and development of people within your organisation and related bodies.

The Postgraduate Diploma provides a direct route to the third year of the MSc in Human Resource Management.

ATTENDANCE

  • Year 1 and 2: Tuesday 1-8.30pm

Two intakes in September and February.

Level
Level 7
Duration
2 years part-time
Awarding Body
University of Cumbria
Course Fees
£2630 per year
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Units and Structure

Over the two years you will study the modules as follows:

Developing and Applying Business Skills from an HR perspective

This provides the opportunity and knowledge to research a live business issue to produce a formal business report. You will develop valuable business skills resulting in a portfolio of evidence of your professional competence.

The Context of Human Resources and the role of Employee Engagement

This module provides learners, with an understanding of the principal internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations, including the managerial and business context, within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact in conditions of environmental turbulence, change and uncertainty. You will explore the different dimensions of employee engagement and its potential to deliver enhanced organisational performance.

Managing Employment Relations through effective Leadership and Development

Here you will develop an understanding of the approaches to people leadership, management and development that relates to the HR profession analyse how to maximise the contribution of people to the achievement of current and evolving business objectives.  A key aspect of this module is to interpret the relevant legislation into employment systems that are recognised as standards of fairness and good practice.  The unit will explore UK, EU and Global legislation development and discuss current and future trends

Resourcing, Talent Management and Reward

A major and fundamental objective of the Human Resources function is the mobilisation of a workforce. Organisations can only function if they are able to assemble together teams of people with the necessary skills, attitudes and experience to meet their objectives and subsequently to retain effective performers and reward them appropriately. This module aims to provide you with the knowledge to support decision making on resourcing matters at a strategic level.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

You will need:

  1. An undergraduate degree or another qualification of a satisfactory standard for postgraduate admission(Level 6 or equivalent, preferably in a business related course) or:
  2. A CIPD Certificate in Business Awareness and Advanced Professional Study (CBAAPS) or the Developing Business Awareness and Study Skills Award (DBASS) or equivalent, PLUS three years HR experience at advisory level or:
  3. An equivalent Level 6 qualification in a relevant subject (Management, Human Resource Management, Learning and Development) PLUS three years HR experience at advisory level. We will also consider non-graduates with a minimum of three years relevant HR experience at the appropriately senior level of responsibility.

All applicants will be interviewed by the School of Business and Management and approved by the University of Cumbria prior to being accepted onto the programme.

Direct entry onto Year 3 is possible if previous study can be mapped to the learning outcomes. Please contact the Programme Leader for further information.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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You'll need to have:

You will need:

  1. An undergraduate degree or another qualification of a satisfactory standard for postgraduate admission(Level 6 or equivalent, preferably in a business related course) or:
  2. A CIPD Certificate in Business Awareness and Advanced Professional Study (CBAAPS) or the Developing Business Awareness and Study Skills Award (DBASS) or equivalent, PLUS three years HR experience at advisory level or:
  3. An equivalent Level 6 qualification in a relevant subject (Management, Human Resource Management, Learning and Development) PLUS three years HR experience at advisory level. We will also consider non-graduates with a minimum of three years relevant HR experience at the appropriately senior level of responsibility.

All applicants will be interviewed by the School of Business and Management and approved by the University of Cumbria prior to being accepted onto the programme.

Direct entry onto Year 3 is possible if previous study can be mapped to the learning outcomes. Please contact the Programme Leader for further information.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, you'll need to fill in our Postgraduate and Professional application form on the page below.

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