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Human Resource Management PgDip

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type


Course Summary

Deepen your understanding of human resource management and network alongside professionals with a rich mix of experiences. Directly aligned to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) knowledge requirements, the MSc and PGDip in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to build your network. You’ll be studying as part of a community of students with a rich mix of professional experiences which will enhance your awareness.

The programmes are designed to develop your strategic thinking skills as you deepen your understanding of how human resource management creates competitive advantage for organisations.

Study for a Postgraduate Diploma

The PGDip is designed to accommodate students who wish to combined work and study. Studying alongside full-time students, one afternoon into evening per week, you’ll learn in a community of like-minded professionals. Excellent learning support and access to the university’s library resources will complement your studies.

We use innovative approaches to classroom learning, including case studies and problem-based learning, alongside prestigious senior CIPD guest speakers. You’ll enhance your professional network through our close links with the CIPD.

Possible careers

Advance your career within Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development by working towards senior manager and director level positions. Successful completion of the MSc Human Resource Management and Postgraduate Diploma offers Associate membership of the CIPD and provides the basis to work towards CIPD Chartered Member status.


This module aims to provide students with a rigorous framework of knowledge and understanding concerning people management and development. The module seeks to familiarise students with major contemporary research evidence on employment and effective approaches to human resource (HR) and learning and development (L&D) practice. Research focusing on the links between people management practices and positive organisational outcomes is covered, as is research that highlights major contemporary changes and developments in practice. Second, the module introduces major debates about theory and practice in the specific fields of leadership, flexibility and change management, the aim being to help them become effective managers as well as effective HR specialists, managing others fairly and effectively and increasing levels of engagement, commitment, motivation and performance.

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Entry requirements

To study the full-time MSc, you will need one or more of the following: To have a good undergraduate degree with an interest in the area; OR have practical work / organisational experience at degree level; OR have an appropriate pre-Masters programme and have practical work / organisational experience at degree level; For non-native English speakers - IELT score of 6.5, written 6.0. To study the part-time PGDip you will need one or more of the following: Possess an undergraduate degree with an interest in the area; OR have a number of years HR experience and/or management experience; OR hold professional qualifications L3-5, ranging from the CIPD Certificate /Foundation Programmes such as the CPP & CTP, Intermediate L5 or Certificate in Management Studies (CMS); For non-native English speakers - IELT score of 6.5, written 6.0.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a progressive and research-driven institution with three campuses in the west of England, offering a wide range of options for postgraduate study. The university has built a reputation for teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction. It is home to a community of around 1,000 postgraduate students who form a creative and supportive community of learners. Gloucestershire is an outward looking...more

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