University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Human Resource Management

This is a programme for those working within the human resource management (HRM) or human resource development (HRD) field and wishing to develop their theoretical and practical knowledge, understanding and competence. Students enrol onto the PG Dip HRM for two years and have the option of topping up to a MA HRM by completing a dissertation in year 3. The PG Dip HRM aims to develop understanding of the specialised knowledge, research evidence and practice of HRM within a range of organisational contexts, and to equip students with the analytical and diagnostic skills required of HR professionals. The programme will focus on HRM activities, strategies and plans that underpin sustainable organisational performance. The programme provides a foundation in general business and management, with particular emphasis on understanding the strategic significance of HRM modules which develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies required of effective HR professionals.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements are recognised and relevant graduate or postgraduate level professional qualification at Level 5/6 or higher and at least 12 months current working experience within a personnel/HR department or related area. Applicants holding CPP, CTP, HNC/ HND or DipHE qualifications or their equivalent are normally expected to pass the university certificate in HRM to gain a place on the diploma. However, those holding these qualifications who have been working for more than a year at an appropriate level within the HR Function, such as a HR business partner or HR advisor, can sit an entrance test for admission onto the programme provided that they evidence their experience and CPD. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language capability at IELTS Level 6.5 or its equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: HRM in context; leading, managing and developing people; investigating a business issue; performance management; resourcing and talent management; learning and talent development; employment relations.

Assessment methods

Assessment is achieved through a balanced combination of in course assignments, projects, reflective activities, group work, presentations and examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time day and evening September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time day and evening September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time day and evening September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time day and evening September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Credit (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time day and evening September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Credit (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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