Human Resource Management PGDip

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Duration
2 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 16/11/2018

In today’s global, fast-moving business environment it is often people that determine organisational success. Human Resources Management (HRM) is a strategic, business-focused approach to managing people. HR specialists help organisations to achieve success by providing knowledge and insight into a wide range of HRM activities including talent resourcing and selection, performance management, learning and development, change management and employee engagement. HR can be an exciting, rewarding and challenging career that can take you anywhere in the world.

On successful completion of the PG Diploma in HRM, you are eligible to continue your studies on the MA HRM (top-up).

Course

Highlights

  • CIPD accreditation and membership on completion of the course.

Additional

Information

Schedule

The PG Diploma HRM is offered as a two-year part-time course. In the first year, you will take two modules in Semester 1 and one module in Semester 2. In the second year you will take two modules in Semester 1 and two short modules in Semester 2.

Most modules will require you to attend a three hour workshop per week or equivalent scheduled online activity. Class sessions will normally be on one afternoon/evening per week.

To maximise your success on this course, we recommend that you spend approximately 12 hours a week per module in self-directed study to prepare for your sessions and complete your assignments.

Course Details

The aim of this course is to develop you as an HR professional. You will be introduced to specialised knowledge and research evidence giving you an in depth understanding of successful people management in organisations. Perhaps more importantly, you will practice the tools and techniques of strategic and operational HRM giving you practical, insight-driven experience which will help further your career.

The course modules are designed to provide you with expert knowledge of distinct HR subject areas combined with exposure to contemporary debates, policies and practices, keeping you at the forefront of developments in your field. You will develop an understanding of HRM within a range of organisational contexts, and you will be equipped with the analytical and diagnostic skills required of HR professionals in the workplace.

In both years of study, at the end of the taught part of the course you will take part in off-site, two-day courses. These provide fantastic opportunities to consolidate and apply all the skills you have learned during the year in a relaxed and celebratory atmosphere with fellow students and tutors. The workshop and residential are an essential part of the course and the cost is included in the course fees.

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Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Student Story

Syrita Foster

“I started the Postgraduate Diploma in HRM to help me deliver an improved HR function to our organisation. I opted to study part time whilst working full time which was difficult at times, but it gave me the ability to manage my time like never before.  I knew that classroom based sessions were the right choice for me as I wanted to be able to learn from the experiences of other HR professionals.”

“During the programme we learnt so much, not just from the lecturers and course content but also from each other. Completing this course has completely changed my way of working to be much more strategy and impact driven. The organisation I work for has seen an immediate benefit from each of the modules I have studied and they value my new approach to working. For me personally, the PG Dip HRM has opened up many more opportunities.”

Career

Career Opportunities

The PG Diploma in HRM opens the way for a career in HRM/HRD. The programme provides opportunities for you to develop enhanced, specialist, higher level knowledge, skills and leadership capabilities and equips you with enhanced career pathways in the HRM/HRD field within different organisational contexts.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

You will normally need to hold a recognised and relevant qualification at Level 5 or 6 for example BA (Hons) Human Resource Management or CIPD Intermediate level qualifications.

It would be an advantage for applicants to have experience of working in a HR or general management role for at least a year.

If you have extensive HR experience but lack qualifications, you may be invited to an interview with the Programme Leader to assess your suitability for entry to the course.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

To be eligible for the award you must successfully complete 120 credits. You can then take our Human Resource Management MA Top-up course to receive the full masters qualification.

  • HRM in Contexts (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM032
    Core Module Y
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM033
    Core Module Y
  • Investigating a Business Issue (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM034
    Core Module Y
  • Resourcing and Talent Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM035
    Core Module Y
  • Performance Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM036
    Core Module Y
  • Employment Relations (10 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM051
    Core Module Y
  • Learning and Talent Development (10 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM052
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

 

Facilities &

Special Features

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Europe’s largest professional body supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. The PG Diploma HRM reflects and incorporates CIPD knowledge and competence requirements. Completing the PG Diploma HRM will provide you with the knowledge required for Chartered CIPD membership. If you have the relevant experience, on completion of the course, you can apply for CIPD membership based on your workplace activities and behaviours.

On successful completion of the PG Diploma in HRM, you are eligible to continue your studies on the MA HRM (top-up).

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Take advantage of our postgraduate courses and top up your qualifcation to a full Masters degree.

Human Resource Management MA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part Time: £2,430.00 (Year one 60 Credits) £2,430.00 (Year two 60 Credits)

Year two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 20/21

Additional Costs
Core texts for each module will be identified if you wish to purchase these at your own expense, however, there will also be a limited supply of these available within the University library.

If you do wish to purchase a core text, you may do so at a discounted cost (around £40) at the CIPD Online Bookstore.

Please note that this course is not eligible for Postgraduate Loan funding. Please see our scholarships page for more information on the funding that may be available to you.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part Time: £2,385 (Year one 60 Credits) £2,385 (Year two 60 Credits)
Year two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 19/20

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…


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  • In today’s global, fast-moving business environment it is often people that determine organisational success. Human Resources Management (HRM) is a strategic, business-focused approach to managing people. HR specialists help organisations to achieve success by providing knowledge and insight into a wide range of HRM activities including talent resourcing and selection, performance management, learning and development, change management and employee engagement. HR can be an exciting, rewarding and challenging career that can take you anywhere in the world.

    On successful completion of the PG Diploma in HRM, you are eligible to continue your studies on the MA HRM (top-up).

    Course

    Highlights

    • CIPD accreditation and membership on completion of the course.
  • The aim of this course is to develop you as an HR professional. You will be introduced to specialised knowledge and research evidence giving you an in depth understanding of successful people management in organisations. Perhaps more importantly, you will practice the tools and techniques of strategic and operational HRM giving you practical, insight-driven experience which will help further your career.

    The course modules are designed to provide you with expert knowledge of distinct HR subject areas combined with exposure to contemporary debates, policies and practices, keeping you at the forefront of developments in your field. You will develop an understanding of HRM within a range of organisational contexts, and you will be equipped with the analytical and diagnostic skills required of HR professionals in the workplace.

    In both years of study, at the end of the taught part of the course you will take part in off-site, two-day courses. These provide fantastic opportunities to consolidate and apply all the skills you have learned during the year in a relaxed and celebratory atmosphere with fellow students and tutors. The workshop and residential are an essential part of the course and the cost is included in the course fees.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Schedule

    The PG Diploma HRM is offered as a two-year part-time course. In the first year, you will take two modules in Semester 1 and one module in Semester 2. In the second year you will take two modules in Semester 1 and two short modules in Semester 2.

    Most modules will require you to attend a three hour workshop per week or equivalent scheduled online activity. Class sessions will normally be on one afternoon/evening per week.

    To maximise your success on this course, we recommend that you spend approximately 12 hours a week per module in self-directed study to prepare for your sessions and complete your assignments.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Syrita Foster

      “I started the Postgraduate Diploma in HRM to help me deliver an improved HR function to our organisation. I opted to study part time whilst working full time which was difficult at times, but it gave me the ability to manage my time like never before.  I knew that classroom based sessions were the right choice for me as I wanted to be able to learn from the experiences of other HR professionals.”

      “During the programme we learnt so much, not just from the lecturers and course content but also from each other. Completing this course has completely changed my way of working to be much more strategy and impact driven. The organisation I work for has seen an immediate benefit from each of the modules I have studied and they value my new approach to working. For me personally, the PG Dip HRM has opened up many more opportunities.”

    • Career Opportunities

      The PG Diploma in HRM opens the way for a career in HRM/HRD. The programme provides opportunities for you to develop enhanced, specialist, higher level knowledge, skills and leadership capabilities and equips you with enhanced career pathways in the HRM/HRD field within different organisational contexts.

  • You will normally need to hold a recognised and relevant qualification at Level 5 or 6 for example BA (Hons) Human Resource Management or CIPD Intermediate level qualifications.

    It would be an advantage for applicants to have experience of working in a HR or general management role for at least a year.

    If you have extensive HR experience but lack qualifications, you may be invited to an interview with the Programme Leader to assess your suitability for entry to the course.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • To be eligible for the award you must successfully complete 120 credits. You can then take our Human Resource Management MA Top-up course to receive the full masters qualification.

    • HRM in Contexts (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM032
      Core Module Y
    • Leading, Managing and Developing People (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM033
      Core Module Y
    • Investigating a Business Issue (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM034
      Core Module Y
    • Resourcing and Talent Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM035
      Core Module Y
    • Performance Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM036
      Core Module Y
    • Employment Relations (10 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM051
      Core Module Y
    • Learning and Talent Development (10 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM052
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

     

    • Further your Study

      Take advantage of our postgraduate courses and top up your qualifcation to a full Masters degree.

      Human Resource Management MA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £2,430.00 (Year one 60 Credits) £2,430.00 (Year two 60 Credits)

    Year two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 20/21

    Additional Costs
    Core texts for each module will be identified if you wish to purchase these at your own expense, however, there will also be a limited supply of these available within the University library.

    If you do wish to purchase a core text, you may do so at a discounted cost (around £40) at the CIPD Online Bookstore.

    Please note that this course is not eligible for Postgraduate Loan funding. Please see our scholarships page for more information on the funding that may be available to you.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £2,385 (Year one 60 Credits) £2,385 (Year two 60 Credits)
    Year two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 19/20

    Scholarships

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Now Open

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