University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Swansea)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Swansea)

Human Resource Management

The course provides the development of in-depth knowledge and understanding of human resource development within a wider organisational and contextual framework. Current issues in HRM are explored and students will develop techniques applicable to enable application of a range of HRM skills to organisations in which they are likely to operate. Student who successfully complete part one, the PgDip, will also receive internationally recognised CIPD recognition towards chartered membership of the CIPD.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or postgraduate qualification. A relevant professional qualification e.g. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) intermediate qualification, Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional or managerial experience is deemed to be appropriate. Holders of CIPD postgraduate qualifications may be offered exemption from part one of the programme. IELTS at 6.0.

Course modules

Part 1: Human resource management in context; leading, managing and developing people; developing skills for business leadership; employment law; designing, delivering and evaluating learning and development provision; managing employment relations; resourcing and talent management; investigating a business issue from a human resource perspective. Part 2: Research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of examination and course work. Course work take various forms including a work-based project, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis, reflective statements and a skills portfolio. Part two requires a 15,000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
MA Full-time - 18 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months
MA Part-time - 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Swansea Business Campus Swansea SA4 11NE Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
01792 481000