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Wolverhampton Business School

Human Resource Management

PGDip Part-time Day and Evening 2 years, Part-time 2 years

This is a distinctive programme which seeks to enable you to develop the necessary skills, competencies and knowledge for an effective career in Human Resource Management.

This is a distinctive programme which seeks to enable you to develop the necessary skills, competencies and knowledge for an effective career in Human Resource Management.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 19 October 2020, 15 February 2021
  • Award PGDip
  • Study Mode Part-time Day and Evening, Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time Day and Evening (2 years), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University Centre Telford (Southwater), University of Wolverhampton in Stafford, Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

This is a distinctive programme which seeks to enable you to develop the necessary skills, competencies and knowledge for an effective career in Human Resource Management. Completion of the course enables you to apply for professional membership of CIPD. The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management provides you with a contemporary focus and offers a rigorous academic programme for success in the HR profession. It aims to develop you for a professional career in HR by developing knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of HR, encouraging critical reflective thinking and developing independent personal development skills. The course is aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and upon successful completion it offers you the opportunity to apply for membership of CIPD.

 

The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach and will help you develop your own understandings of complex and contested notions in the business environment. You will develop informed perspectives and collective responsibilities as a practitioner within local, national and international communities.

 

It also enables you to develop professional skills through the use of a variety of innovative assessment methods. Additionally, you will gain understanding of managerial HR systems and their impact upon organisations and people. The course enhances a career in human resource management, at a senior level or as senior line managers to make strategic contributions to people management in organisations.

 

 

What happens on the course?

September start

Year 1

Semester 1

7HR003 Leading, Managing and Developing People

7HR001 Investigating a Business issue from an HR perspective

Semester 2

7HR005 Human Resource Management in context

 

Year 2

Semester 1

7HR004 Organisational Change and Development

7HR012 Key issues in Employee relations and Employee Law

Semester 2

7HR002 People Resourcing and Reward

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The CIPD is world renowned for developing the standards for the HR profession and for anyone wishing to pursue or further their career within the field of HR it is essential that a CIPD postgraduate qualification is obtained, giving membership to the professional body. 

Most organisations who recruit HR professionals require applicants to either hold a CIPD qualification or be studying to achieve one.

International, national and local recruitment to the field of HR is growing  and as such competition for employment is high. Our programme is a robust programme that has been highly commended by the CIPD for many years.

Furthermore there is an opportunity to progress onto a relevant masters for example an MA Human Resource Management.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The Business School currently holds devolved status from the CIPD. This was the culmination of ten years of student performance above the national average in all areas.

The course aims to develop students at advanced level for a professional career in HR by developing knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of HR, encouraging critical reflective thinking and developing independent personal development skills.  The course covers a range of topics in the field of HR including, Leadership, Resourcing, Reward, Talent Management, Employment Law, Employee Relations and Change Management, written against the national standards for the profession, and is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Completion of the course enables students to apply for professional membership of the CIPD.

1. Critically evaluate contemporary organisations in terms of their principal operating environments.

2. Critically analyse how resourcing, talent management and reward strategies are developed.

3. Identify and justify a business issue that is of strategic relevance to the organisation in terms of research.

4. Analyse and critically evaluate the historical and theoretical basis of organisational designs and their development in terms of their  value and contribution to organisational life.

5. Critically evaluate the practice, relevance and contribution of HRM and HRD to organisational success and effective change management using major contemporary research and debates in the field of HR.

6. Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the different theories and perspectives on employment relations and employment law.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time Day and Evening £2550 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

All applicants 

  • A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.
  • A HND/HNC in a related subject area plus two years relevant organisational experience.
  • A Certificate in HR Practice, a Certificate in Training Practice, a Certificate in Recruitment and Selection, or an equivalent CIPD certificated programme, plus two years’ relevant experience.
  • Applications are also invited under the widening participation agenda from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who may have significant organisational experience. In such cases, students will need to demonstrate at least 8 years relevant organisational experience, with at least three years in an HR role, or five years in a relevant role, for example a supervisory or management role. Admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to contribute to, benefit from and achieve the award.
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised your undergraduate studies, or your employer;
  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above.
  • You may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.
  • Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.
  • You will normally have appropriate and relevant work experience. 

 

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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