PGDIP-HRM

Human Resource Management MA/PG Dip (online)

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Overview

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in core areas of human resource management (HRM) to help you start or further your career as an HR professional. The course will also enhance your expertise in professional activities related to employee resourcing, employee development, employment relations and employment law. You will gain experience in practical problem solving informed by leading edge theory and research.

Key course objectives:

  • Equip you with the specialist knowledge, skills and competence required to advance a career in HRM
  • Provide you with the underpinning knowledge and understanding to support access to professional grades of CIPD membership including MCIPD and FCIPD
  • Benefit from the supportive and nurturing team of HRM professionals who bring the subject to life and will develop your critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Supported online learning that allows you the flexibility to coordinate your study around work and family life.
  • The cross sectoral nature of the part time student group allows you a real opportunity to compare practices across organisations and to learn from the experiences of others over online group platforms.
  • A core advantage of being able to study and work is that you have the chance to apply your learning in practice.
  • Course graduates from companies including Ford, DHL and the NHS have all progressed their careers.

 

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Start date: May 2020

Duration: The Postgraduate Diploma is studied for 23 months and the MA is for 26 months. Please click here for full details and application deadline.

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: For further details please contact KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business.

Find out more about  additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information please contact dmu@knect365.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Start date: May 2020

Duration: The Postgraduate Diploma is studied for 23 months and the MA is for 26 months. Please click  here for full details and application deadline.

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: For further details please contact KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information please contact dmu@knect365.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Entry qualifications are normally either a degree in a business related subject with a minimum of a good honours degree (2.2 or above), or a CIPD Foundation or Advanced Certificate or Diploma with appropriate experience. Non-graduates who possess either a CIPD Foundation or Intermediate qualification or equivalent are encouraged to apply. 

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is required if applicable.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accrediations

 

Course modules

Year one

  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 credits)
  • Employee Resourcing (15 credits)
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management in Context (15 credits)

Year two

  • Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective (30 credits)
  • Human Reource Management in a Legal Context (15 credits)
  • Employment Relations (15 credits)

Year two/three (MA students only)

  • Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits)

Click here for more detailed module information.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

The Postgraduate Diploma in HRM is studied by distance learning the course commences with an online induction and is then taught entirely online via recorded lectures, webinars, chatrooms, discussion boards, work-based projects and written materials.  There is one assignment per module and two exams where you will need to attend the De Montfort University, Leicester campus.

Accreditations

Our Business School is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Approved Centre.

This is a Level 7, CIPD approved programme of study, which gives you the underpinning knowledge to apply for an upgrade to one of the Chartered CIPD memberships (MCIPD/FCIPD) after graduation. You have the opportunity to register as an Associate member of the CIPD by virtue of your registration on this programme of study.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

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Graduate careers

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How to apply

For an application pack, please contact Informa Distance Learning, professional partners in marketing and administration of distance learning HRM courses.

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