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Human Resource Management PG Dip/MA (Distance Learning)

We are a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Approved Centre and our programmes are accredited by the CIPD.

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Overview

Reasons to study PG Dip in Human Resource Management (Distance Learning) with DMU:

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 a 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.

  • CIPD approved centre
    We are an established CIPD approved centre with a track record of delivering high-quality provision. The department has robust links with the CIPD at both local and national levels.
  • CIPD assessment
    Distance Learning part-time study allows you to consolidate your experience while studying, which is important for your CIPD membership upgrade assessment.
  • Flexible study schedule
    Supported blended learning 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.
  • Apply theory practically
    A core advantage of being able to study and work is that you have the chance to apply your learning in practice. 

Scholarships

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More courses like this:

Human Resource Management MA/PG Dip (full-time)
Human Resource Management MA/PG Dip (part-time)

 

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code: N60098

Duration: 24 months, part-time distance learning

Start dates: May and October 2019

Location of study: Distance Learning with optional study days and two exams will be undertaken at DMU

Fees and funding:

2019/20 entry:

PG Dip £5,500
MA: 7,500

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

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

How to apply: All students can apply to study at DMU directly using the DMU Online Portal.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

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.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accreditations

 

Core modules

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People – Considers people in organisations and how we manage them. Topics include: Techniques for Change Management, Approaches to Effective Leadership, How to Generate Motivation at Work, Employee Engagement Strategies, The Formation of the Psychological Contract, The management of Organisational Culture  and Professional Ethics.
  • Human Resource Management in Context – enables you to identify, understand and analyse the major internal and external environmental contexts within which HR professionals operate in the private, public and voluntary sectors. It develop insights into the creation and delivery of effective HR strategies, practices and solutions in different national and global organisational contexts
  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective – provides an opportunity to undertake a live consultancy project in order to produce an individual management research report for the client organisation. This module will also encourage individual reflection on personal and professional development during the research process.
  • Employee Resourcing – introduces you to the principal employee resourcing issues facing organisations in the 21st century, and aims to develop critical skills and competencies relevant to resourcing specialists. This module pays attention to the key factors of the external operating shape labour markets and impact employee behaviour and attitudes. It develops knowledge and understanding in managing resourcing practices, following the employee journey from recruitment through to exit.
  • Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision – develops and reinforces, through practice and critical evaluation, the knowledge and operational skills required to deliver strategic learning and development solutions in a range of contexts. At an individual level, this module considers development needs, development priorities, preferred learning styles, and preferred learning approaches, be they formal or informal.
  • Research Methods and Dissertation (MA students only) – provides the academic framework and principal approaches to management research and design to equip you to carry out an independent piece of research, leading to the submission of a master’s dissertation. This module consists of two linked elements. The first is a guided programme of study to enable you to understand the key processes involved in identifying a topic for research. The second is designed to help develop awareness of ethical issues in the context of management research.

You will also select two elective modules which might include:

  • Managing Organisational Change
  • Employment Relations
  • Human Resource Management in a Legal Context
  • International Human Resource Management

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through online lectures, discussions and other e-learning packages.

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance part time course supported by recorded lectures and online discussions aswell as optional taught sessions

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

Library services

Online students will have access to e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances). Award-winning staff for email and telephone support and our just ask service also provides email and telephone support. 

 

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Graduate careers

Students from the Dip/MA programme have pursued careers in The NHS, oil companies, voluntary sector organisations, banking and finance retail.

Many have continued their academic studies to complete their PhD.

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Our next postgraduate open evening takes place on Wednesday 20 March 2019. Book your place today. 

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