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Human Resource Management PGDip

University of Northampton

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

In today’s global, fast-moving business environment it is often people that determine organisational success. Human Resources Management (HRM) is a strategic, business-focused approach to managing people. HR specialists help organisations to achieve success by providing knowledge and insight into a wide range of HRM activities including talent resourcing and selection, performance management, learning and development, change management and employee engagement. HR can be an exciting, rewarding and challenging career that can take you anywhere in the world.

On successful completion of the PG Diploma in HRM, you are eligible to continue your studies on the MA HRM (top-up).

Course Details

The aim of this course is to develop you as an HR professional. You will be introduced to specialised knowledge and research evidence giving you an in depth understanding of successful people management in organisations. Perhaps more importantly, you will practice the tools and techniques of strategic and operational HRM giving you practical, insight-driven experience which will help further your career.

The course modules are designed to provide you with expert knowledge of distinct HR subject areas combined with exposure to contemporary debates, policies and practices, keeping you at the forefront of developments in your field. You will develop an understanding of HRM within a range of organisational contexts, and you will be equipped with the analytical and diagnostic skills required of HR professionals in the workplace.

How will I learn?

The learning and teaching style on this course is designed to enable you to take responsibility for your own learning and skills development within a caring environment facilitated by high quality academic support from tutors. You will be introduced to the core course content through activities that can be taken in your own time, off campus. These activities will usually be facilitated through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment – a web-based portal where you will be able to participate in learning activities, online discussions, reading and reflection. During your sessions on campus, the emphasis will be on participative and interactive activities designed to develop your understanding through debate, discussion, role-play and participation in events such as guest speakers and a mock employment tribunal.

How will I be assessed?

The course uses a carefully balanced combination of in-course assignments designed to enrich your learning including business projects, practical HR activities, reflective activities, group work, presentations and examinations.

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University information

University of Northampton

  • University League Table

    88th

  • Campus address

    Main Site, The University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5PH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 122 32

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    92 43%

    111th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    73rd

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    55th

    63

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