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Human Resource Management PGDip

University of West London

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary


Are you a human resource manager, adviser or administrator looking to take your career to the next level? Our diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) is designed to develop your skills and professionalism, and will provide you with an accredited qualification.

This specialist postgraduate course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and meets the Advanced Level knowledge requirements of the CIPD for upgrading to the professional grades of membership. The course meets standards set by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for postgraduate degrees in business and management.

Course detail

On this diploma course, you will be encouraged to take a critical perspective on current theory and practice in human resource management, analysing complex problems and devising creative solutions to them.

You will:

  • explore the broader context of human resources
  • look at issues such as organisational strategies and the internal and external environmental influences on strategy development
  • examine the key principles underpinning UK and EU employment law
  • develop your people-management skills through exploring various approaches to recruitment management and leadership taken by different organisations
  • be encouraged to develop personal skills including the ability to be self-aware and reflect on your strengths and weaknesses; leadership and decision-making abilities
  • have the opportunity to improve professional skills including IT and finance

This course shares a common first year (semesters one and two) with our Masters in Managing Human Resources. You will not need to decide whether to continue with the Diploma or pursue an MA until the end of semester two.

The MA MHR route adds an extra semester to the course, extending it from three to four semesters. Masters in MHR students take two additional modules, Employment Law and Research Methods, and replace the management research report with a longer dissertation.

Study & career progression

The course is designed to improve your chances of gaining promotion. With a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management you could work as a:

  • consultant
  • human resources manager
  • human resources business partners/operations managers
  • civil servants
  • human resources officer
  • office manager
  • occupational psychologist
  • training and development officer

On completion of this course you will be able to apply for Chartered Membership of the CIPD. This grade of membership is regarded as essential for progression into HR management and consultancy.

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University information

University of West London

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  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 122

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    112 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.57 91%



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