This course in Human Resource Management provides students with a high quality graduate management education and development experience. Through an intellectually stimulating course of professional graduate education, Human Resource Management develops the operational skills and behaviours of human resource management and development practitioners.
This is a standalone course but you may decide to continue on to the Postgraduate Diploma HRM/D which leads to chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Students must meet one of the following minimum academic qualifications:-
For people operating at Band 2 it is likely that one of the following statements will describe your work:
The professional criteria are explained fully in the CIPD’s mapping document (.pdf)
For students who wish to transfer to the University from other CIPD accredited programmes the same University APCL regulations apply. Where such students require less than 40 credits to achieve the CIPD qualification it may be possible to transfer into UCLAN as an Associate Student and study the outstanding modules to allow them to achieve the CIPD qualification. This is subject to the student providing the necessary evidence. Please note that this will not result in a University award.
For students where English is not their first language in addition to a score of at least 6.5 on IELTS or a score of 600-650 in TOEFL, supported by a pass in the associated Test of Written English, or a score of greater than 250 on TOEFL computer test.
Candidates requiring further clarification on exemption issues should telephone 01772 894641.
(September to January)
There are four modules:
(January to May)
There are four modules full modules:
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR and Personnel practitioners and UCLan is recognised as an accredited centre which means it is empowered by the CIPD to award its own internally assessed courses. When you successfully complete the course you will receive the Diploma and will have completed the skills and knowledge elements on the route to CIPD associateship. The CIPD will then require you to complete a behavioural assessment and demonstrate the required experience before upgrading to Associate membership status.
This course leads to CIPD Associateship subject to 'behavioural' assessment.
The course is a mix of lectures, group activities and student presentations. Frequent use is made of case study and other student-centred materials. Students are expected to be active participants in the sessions. Groups or individuals may also seek guidance in tutorials with the course leader.
Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.
If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
Part-time: £430 per 20 credit module (six modules = £2580)
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
Accredited by Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)
CIPD accredited courses have been running in various guises at the University for more than 20 years. The course operates as a community of HR practitioners and we draw on each other experiences throughout the programme. Many of the staff teaching on the programme have practical HR experience, conduct consultancy or knowledge transfer activity and are active researchers. We use a range of teaching methods and offer a very supportive learning environment and our track record is testimony to this. We build in time for reflection and urge you to do the same through continuous professional development and your everyday practice.
We provide support and guidance for each form of assessment as we move through the programme. So for example you will have a session on exam techniques before you are expected to do an examination and a session on presentation skills before you are expected to carry out an assessed presentation. The University procedure for resits will be explained at induction and in the student handbook. We use a variety of assessment methods ranging from organisational reports, essays, short examinations, continuing professional development portfolios, case studies, skills assignments and group presentations.
A course module that will help you plan your career is available as a free choice module (called an elective), which you can study as part of your degree programme.