Human Resource Management

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PgDip

Key facts

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year
Start date:
20 September 2021

Industry insight

Learn from experienced staff and benefit from business connections

Achieve Chartered status

Use this qualification, along with relevant experience, and achieve Chartered CIPD status

Flexible learning

Take advantage of on and off campus learning that fits around your working responsibilities

Reinforce your status in human resource management with our CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management. With Staffordshire University, you’ll gain the high standard of skills required to be an effective senior manager in the human resources field.

Take the next step on the road to becoming a human resource specialist with our widely recognised Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. We will will help you learn skills to move forward with your career at the same time, as well as giving you the qualification you need to apply for chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

Through a combination of on and off campus learning, we will give you skills that you can apply to your current role in the human resource (HR) sector, whilst looking to forward your career. These include vital leadership skills, resourcing and talent management.

You will study modules that are relevant to your work issues, set by the University tutors, who are all are all experienced human resource practitioners. We will give you the skills to build your HR career and we have 25 years’ experience, alongside former students that are now senior HR executives in local and national organisations, to prove just that.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PgDip Human Resource Management

Course content

Our CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management is a 1-year part-time course.

You will study Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective as a core module. The remaining two modules are optional and determined via employer and student surveys. This ensures that we deliver modules that are appropriate for the needs of you and your employer. Examples of option modules available include: Managing Employee Relations, Performance Management, Employment Law, Learning and Talent Development, and Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring.

Be prepared for a challenge: the pace will be fast. Instead of relying on theory, the course is based on 'problem and practice-based learning', where real and live business issues provide the foundation of your study. Whilst some of these issues form part of the core teaching, many will be drawn from your experiences in Human Resources and those of your fellow colleagues.

This means you'll work collaboratively with well-known organisations, fellow professionals and teaching staff to tackle real-world, authentic problems at every stage. Applying yourself to practical problems will help you develop the skills that you need more quickly and more robustly than conventional classroom learning.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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Entry requirements

  • A CIPD qualification at postgraduate certificate level
  • Applicants may be interviewed to ensure they meet CIPD and university requirements

Facilities

Collaboratory

A cleverly designed room to allow you to work together in teams, communication is key in business and this space allows you to practice team dynamics in a safe space.

Business Lounge

Serving Starbucks coffee, our brand new business lounge is the perfect space for hot desking and networking.

Blackboard (VLE)

Blackboard is a virtual learning environment which houses your learning content.  It enables online teaching/learning, provides spaces to build online communities and knowledge sharing.

Careers

After completing the CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  • HR Business Partner
  • L&D Business Partner
  • HR Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • OD Consultant
  • L&D Manager
  • Reward Specialist
  • Talent Consultant

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for to study our Human Resource Management MA Top-Up.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you'll:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays or portfolios.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

Independent learning

As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve:

  • Reading journals, articles and books
  • Working on projects, alone or in a group
  • Researching in the library
  • Preparing coursework
  • Getting ready for exams

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer, or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University.

Fees

For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for PgDip-Part-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £2,685 per year of study

The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 90 credits in your first year of study and the other 90 credits, in your second year of study. Following this pattern of study you will pay the same fee for each year of study.

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

Any optional study trips

CIPD membership fees

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,222 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options; part-time, full-time and distance learning. 

For more information and how to apply visit masters loan.

Apply

Location Award Study option Start date Apply Link
Stoke-on-Trent campus PgDip Part-time 20 September 2021 Apply now

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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