Human Resource Management

2 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

Develop the skills needed to be an effective HR professional on our PGDip in Human Resource Management - CIPD Advanced Level. This part-time course is for HR practitioners, line managers and people aspiring to work in the HR profession. The programme offers an integrated and holistic approach to the management of people in the UK and globally.

Why study with us

  • The course team are experienced HRM practitioners and combine evidence-based practice with theory. This provides you with contemporary knowledge of HRM and real-world understanding.
  • Being able to study and work means you'll have the opportunity to put your learning into practice. Using your knowledge to make organisational developments.
  • If you successfully complete the programme you'll be awarded an advanced level CIPD award and become an Associate Member of the CIPD (fees apply).

What you'll do

  • You'll explore, reflect, theorise, and apply knowledge in taught sessions, group activities, discussions and assessments.
  • Active engagement with iROWE (Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment), the CIPD and local HRM networks provides opportunities to take part in learning events and activities.
  • Contribute to discussions and debates triggered by ‘hot topics' in the world of work. And actively curate resources for consideration in the workshop sessions.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


  • This course is accredited by the CIPD, the professional body for Human Resources and people development. The course is mapped against their professional standards. We are an established CIPD accredited centre with a track record of delivering high-quality people management education. Upon graduation from this course, you will gain Associate Membership, with the opportunity to upgrade your status to gain further professional recognition.

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Academic expertise

Maxine Rawlings
School of Business

Having worked as a Human Resource Development Consultant for over 12 years in a higher education establishment, Maxine has specific expertise and interest in managing organisational wide programmes such as induction, leadership and management, supporting organisational change an…

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David Opperman
Senior Lecturer
School of Business

David teaches across a range of HRM, Management and Leadership modules with particular interest in Coaching and Mentoring, as part of Learning and Development, on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses which includes the supervision of masters’ dissertations. David is heavil…

Future careers

The PGDip in Human Resource Management, level 7 can lead to careers in the HR profession and broader management roles.

When you graduate you'll be perfectly placed to study for an extra year and gain an MA in Human Resource Management.

Fees and funding

Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Business

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