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PgDip Human Resource Management

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

27-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

If you want to develop a career in the broad field of HRM (human resource management, employment relations, training & development, performance management, reward management, recruitment, selection, and consultancy, then this course is for you. As well as receiving an academic qualification you can also gain professional membership to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Focusing on contemporary, critical and applied themes in the subject area, the course gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding necessary for the appropriate analytical, technical and behavioural responses to these issues

Why choose this course?

The Hertfordshire Business School is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to enable students who successfully complete the programme to meet the equivalent requirements of the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management, and so be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the CIPD. The CIPD is Europe's largest professional institute for people management and development. Part-time study options to fit around your existing commitments Choose your level of study to suit your career aspirations

What will I study?

We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. In the classroom we blend theory and practice, with a focus on problem diagnosis and the selection of relevant HRM tools to provide the best results in the workplace situation. The teaching staff are active researchers in their chosen specialisms. This means you'll benefit from their expert academic input on key issues for HR professionals. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered. Guest speakers from private industry, not-for-profit, the public sector, consultancy and published authors will add to your learning.

Careers

The programme will appeal particularly to those interested in a career in human resource management, industrial/employment relations and also to those responsible more generally for managing people in organisations.

Modules

The module encourages students to critically evaluate different theories and perspectives on employment relations. It also equips students to be able to practically undertake important aspects of the employment relationship such as bargaining and conflict resolution. The module considers the roles of the key actors in employment relations: management, trade unions and the State. The module evaluates different employment relations approaches and evaluates the design and application of processes, policies and procedures in areas such as: discipline and grievance, dismissal, collective bargaining, individual and collective negotiation, employment engagement, conflict and industrial sanctions, conciliation, mediation and arbitration and diversity management. The module also focuses on the impact of legislation, both European and domestic, on employment relations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

5,580

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

7,740

Entry requirements

An honours degree with classification 2.2 or better in any subject from a UK university or the equivalent from a recognised university overseas or Evidence of two or more years relevant work experience in human resource management, industrial relations, managing people, equal opportunities work, or as a trade union official or representative and two or more appropriate references. Or other appropriate experience as determined by the Programme Tutor and two or more appropriate references.

University information

​Master your dream At Herts, the university offers a huge variety of postgraduate courses covering everything from animation to environmental management. It offers flexible study options to suit a student’s lifestyle, fantastic links to business and expert guidance every step of the way. Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Employment prospects: 91.5% of postgraduates are in work or further study* Industry connections: Links...more