The University of Wolverhampton

PGDipPostgraduate Diploma Human Resource Management

Why choose this course?

This is a distinctive programme which seeks to enable you to develop the necessary skills, competencies and knowledge for an effective career in Human Resource Management. Completion of the course enables you to apply for professional membership of CIPD. The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management provides you with a contemporary focus and offers a rigorous academic programme for success in the HR profession. It aims to develop you for a professional career in HR by developing knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of HR, encouraging critical reflective thinking and developing independent personal development skills. The course is aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and upon successful completion it offers you the opportunity to apply for membership of CIPD.

The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach and will help you develop your own understandings of complex and contested notions in the business environment. You will develop informed perspectives and collective responsibilities as a practitioner within local, national and international communities.

It also enables you to develop professional skills through the use of a variety of innovative assessment methods. Additionally, you will gain understanding of managerial HR systems and their impact upon organisations and people. The course enhances a career in human resource management, at a senior level or as senior line managers to make strategic contributions to people management in organisations.

What happens on the course?

(Indicative timetable correct as of August 2016).

September start

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

20

7HR003

Leading, Managing and Developing People

C

20

7HR005

Human Resource Management in context

C

20

7HR001

Investigating a Business issue from an HR perspective

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

20

7HR004

Organisational Change and Development

C

20

7HR002

People Resourcing and Reward

C

20

7HR012

Key issues in Employee relations and Employee Law

January (semester 2) start

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

20

7HR005

HRM in context

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

20

7HR003

Leading, Managing and Developing

C

20

7HR002

People Resourcing and Reward

C

20

7HR001

Investigating a Business Issue from an HR perspective

Year 3

Semester 1

C

20

7HR004

Organisational Change and Development

C

20

7HR012

Key issues in Employee relations and Employee Law

Why Wolverhampton?

The Business School currently holds devolved status from the CIPD. This was the culmination of ten years of student performance above the national average in all areas.

The course aims to develop students at advanced level for a professional career in HR by developing knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of HR, encouraging critical reflective thinking and developing independent personal development skills. The course covers a range of topics in the field of HR including, Leadership, Resourcing, Reward, Talent Management, Employment Law, Employee Relations and Change Management, written against the national standards for the profession, and is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Completion of the course enables students to apply for professional membership of the CIPD.

What our students think

Career path

The CIPD is world renowned for developing the standards for the HR profession and for anyone wishing to pursue or further their career within the field of HR it is essential that a CIPD postgraduate qualification is obtained, giving membership to the professional body.

Most organisations who recruit HR professionals require applicants to either hold a CIPD qualification or be studying to achieve one.

International, national and local recruitment to the field of HR is growing and as such competition for employment is high. Our programme is a robust programme that has been highly commended by the CIPD for many years.

Furthermore there is an opportunity to progress onto a relevant masters for example an MA Human Resource Management.

What skills will you gain?

1. Critically evaluate contemporary organisations in terms of their principal operating environments.

2. Critically analyse how resourcing, talent management and reward strategies are developed.

3. Identify and justify a business issue that is of strategic relevance to the organisation in terms of research.

4. Analyse and critically evaluate the historical and theoretical basis of organisational designs and their development in terms of their value and contribution to organisational life.

5. Critically evaluate the practice, relevance and contribution of HRM and HRD to organisational success and effective change management using major contemporary research and debates in the field of HR.

6. Understand, analyse and critically evaluate the different theories and perspectives on employment relations and employment law.

Who accredits this course?

The PG Dip HRM has been aligned to the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Developments (CIPD) Professional body advanced standards. The course includes core and core option modules required for an accredited CIPD PG Diploma in HRM leading to full membership of the professional body.

CIPD Approved centre logo

Should you wish to contact the Institute at any time the address and telephone number is:

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

151 The Broadway

London

SW19 1JQ

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8612 6200
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8612 6201

Entry requirements

All applicants

  • A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.
  • A HND/HNC in a related subject area plus two years relevant organisational experience.
  • A Certificate in HR Practice, a Certificate in Training Practice, a Certificate in Recruitment and Selection, or an equivalent CIPD certificated programme, plus two years’ relevant experience.
  • Applications are also invited under the widening participation agenda from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who may have significant organisational experience. In such cases, students will need to demonstrate at least 8 years relevant organisational experience, with at least three years in an HR role, or five years in a relevant role, for example a supervisory or management role. Admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to contribute to, benefit from and achieve the award.
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised your undergraduate studies, or your employer;
  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above.
  • You may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.
  • Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.
  • You will normally have appropriate and relevant work experience.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Part time £2,430

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.

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