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Diversity Management MSc / PGDip / PGCert

Diversity Management MSc / PGDip / PGCert

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Full time | University of Bradford | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Equal Opportunities

Course type


Course Summary


Diversity Management awards from the University of Bradford are designed for those interested in establishing or advancing their careers in diversity related areas. Modules address management, leadership, and cross-cultural communication in national and global contexts.

The courses adopt a holistic approach to diversity covering a wide range of perspectives and cultural markers including sex, age, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, gender identity, disability, religious or political beliefs and affiliations, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and other distinctions. The courses cover all protected rights covered by the Equality Act (2010) and other international legislative drivers and policies including the European Council Directives.

With these qualifications individuals may pursue a wide range of roles in human resources, management and customer service as well as roles more specific to the field such as Equality and Diversity Officer, Manager, or Director. They may also pursue roles within organisations that promote social justice, democracy, and human rights.

Learning and assessment

The programme of study will expose students to a range of different teaching, learning and assessment strategies required to achieve the learning outcomes.

  • Lectures [both face to face and online]: to a group of students where information will be presented and discussed whilst informed by the core values
  • Facilitated seminars and group discussion: where learning will be through the interpretation and critical application of information and group learning
  • Tutorial where small group number of students reflect and discuss issues related to their learning


Student learning will be assessed against the learning outcomes and programme aims through the use of a range of different assessment techniques which may include one or more of the following approaches:

  • Written essay
  • A reflective case study
  • The development of a reflective portfolio
  • Completion of set number of competencies
  • Seminar Presentation
  • Written project report
  • Completion of a Dissertation

Career prospects

Globalisation and increasing domestic diversity in the UK and elsewhere have led to the emergence of diversity management as a key skill area for professionals.

Employers in a variety of sectors increasingly require individuals capable of addressing the challenges of working with diverse employee and customer bases. Some individuals working with diversity may simply be general managers who handle diverse groups of employees or customers and who work in virtually any type of organisation.

Others have roles more specific to diversity which involve the development of strategy and implementation of initiatives to ensure equitable employment practices, the design and implementation of diversity training initiatives, or the oversight of discrimination and unfair practice complaints. These individuals typically work in large organisations including local authorities, central government departments, trade unions, universities and colleges, the police and armed forces, NHS Trusts, financial institutions and national businesses, as well as within the voluntary sector.


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Entry requirements

Students need to have a Relevant first degree / Level 3 equivalent. Ability to study at Master’s level. Students should be computer literate and have access to the internet so as to access online materials and participate in group discussions.

University information

The University of Bradford is a progressive institution which aims to have a positive impact on society through embracing technology-oriented teaching methods and applied research. The university invests heavily in its facilities, and its city-centre campus is built with sustainability at the forefront of its design, such as using hemp-based building materials, edible gardens and even beehives on-site. Bradford has won several awards for its...more

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