Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in a business-related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or a CIPD Foundation or Advanced Certificate or Diploma with appropriate experience. All candidates for the part-time PG Diploma/MA are expected to be currently working in a role related to human resources.
Non-graduates who possess either a CIPD Foundation or Intermediate qualification or equivalent are encouraged to apply. Based on an assessment of your qualifications and professional experience, you will then be counselled as to the appropriate qualification route.
Some applicants with a Foundation Certificate or Diploma (e.g. Certificate or Diploma in HR Practice or Certificate or Diploma in Learning and Development Practice) may have a sufficiently strong experiential profile to progress directly to the advanced level – classes evening or day/evening.
For others, who may have spent only a short time in an entry-level HR role, the underpinning knowledge gained through an Intermediate Certificate or Diploma may be appropriate before attempting the rigours of postgraduate study.
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 normally required.
English language tuition is available both before and during the course if required.