University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Human Resource Management

The programme has been designed to meet the CIPD (2010) advanced standards. Specifically, the course material covers all the material necessary for Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) membership. The programme offers a range of modules which explore the context within which HRM operates and the contribution HRM makes to organisations. Successful completion will equip you with the knowledge required for professional level membership with the CIPD. A key programme aim is to help participants understand how the employment relationship operates on both an individual and collective basis. This understanding will achieve greater utilisation of the human resource and facilitate greater business success and increased employee satisfaction. It will allow participants to develop and assess employment policies and practices. As such, the programme would be beneficial for both general managers and those working, or intending to work, in the specialist function of HRM.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma should have relevant work experience and possess an Ordinary degree. MSc applicants require an Honours degree or equivalent, plus relevant work experience. (Applicants with a non-business related degree but significant professional experience will also be considered.) Diploma students who satisfy the progression requirements will then be eligible to pursue the MSc. In line with University and CIPD policies on wider access, applicants who do not meet standard entry requirements will also be considered.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Diploma Part-time - 18 months
MSc Part-time £ 555 per Module (home fees) 27 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Paisley Campus Paisley PA1 2BE Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
01698 283100