Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management CIPD

Course Overview

This new two-year part-time postgraduate programme in Human Resource Management has been designed to meet the requirements of CIPD's advanced level qualifications.

This programme is ideal for those aspiring to become effective HR practitioners - whether working as managers or consultants in generalist or specialist roles. It will allow you to develop your understanding of organisations and the changing external context in which HR operates. Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem solving techniques, you will learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance.

Key Facts

Business School
University Centre Peterborough
2 years part-time
Tariff Points
Relevant role & qualifications
Accredited By
Anglia Ruskin University

January starts available

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Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management CIPD

The CIPD qualification is the foremost award in the field of human resource management and is held by many UK and international HR directors. This qualification will provide you with the underpinning knowledge towards CIPD's professional membership (Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow).


Completion of the qualification frequently results in career enhancement and promotion.

Course Modules

Year one core modules

  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership

Year two core modules

  • Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning & Development Provision
  • Employment Law and Relations
  • Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resources Perspective


Assessment is by modular assignments incorporating written reports and essays, oral presentations, case study analysis, examinations and a portfolio.

Links with industry and professional recognition

The CIPD is the primary professional body in the UK for those involved in the management and development of people. The Post-graduate diploma in Human Resource Management is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required of today’s human resource practitioners.

Our programmes, accredited by the CIPD, are designed to be academically rigorous whilst maintaining a focus on the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in HRM. Successful completion of our programme enables direct entry to MA Human Resource

Entry Requirements

A degree from a UK University, normally at a minimum of lower second class honours; or an S/NVQ Level 4; or a foundation or intermediate HR award accredited by CIPD and relevant experience in a managerial role or role with professional responsibility if, in the opinion of the admissions tutor, they are capable of profiting from and contributing at the appropriate level to the pathway; or candidates who do not possess any of these entry criteria, but can demonstrate appropriate relevant experience in a post of management or professional responsibility may be admitted if, in the opinion of the admissions tutor, they are capable of profiting from and contributing to the pathway. Holders of other awards, including those from non-UK universities will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications. Those applicants for whom English is not the first language will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Non-Academic Conditions: Interviews.


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