Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

Personnel and Development

On this course, you�ll develop all the skills needed to be an effective manager of people in changing employment conditions. It provides the ideal route to advance your management career and broaden your managerial skills and core personnel and development competencies.

Entry requirements

Entrants normally hold a degree or are able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and experience; combinations of qualification and experience will therefore be considered, and an entrance piece may be requested; entrants to the PGDip normally hold the PGCert in personnel and development or equivalent; entrants to the Master's require a good Honours degree or equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English, or who have not received their higher education in English: minimum IELTS score of 6.50, a TOEFL score of 600, or suitable equivalent.

Course modules

Certificate: 4 units each year: core personnel and development; managing people; managing in a business context; managing information; diploma: employee resourcing; employee relations; employee development; employee counselling; support and welfare; diploma: people resourcing; learning and development; employee relations; applied personnel and development; plus 1 optionfrom: managing diversity and equal opportunities, management development, employment law; Master's: all of the above plus research methods and dissertation.

Assessment methods

This course is wholly in-course assessed, with no examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time £ 2,565 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PgDip Part-time £ 5,465 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 2,565 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 5,465 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southampton Solent University Southampton SO14 0YN South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8031 9000