University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Human Resource Development and Organisational Change

This course aims to enable students to make contributions to the development of an organisation, particularly in the arena of organisational development, change and transition. Students will have the opportunity to initiate or improve their critical understanding of complex managerial, HR, HR development and organisational change issues. The course will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes appropriate to middle and senior management and advanced practitioners in the HR development field.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above; a HND/HNC in a related subject area plus 2 years relevant organisational experience; a Certificate in HR Practice (CHRP), a Certificate in Personal Practice, a Certificate in Training Practice, a Certificate in Recruitment and Selection, or an equivalent CIPD certificated programme, plus 2 years relevant experience; applications are also invited under the widening participation agenda from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who may have significant organisational experience. In such cases, students need to demonstrate at least 8 years relevant organisational experience, with at least 3 years in an HR role, or 5 years in a relevant role, for example a supervisory or management role; admission to the programme is based on an evaluation of the applicant's ability to contribute to, benefit from and achieve the award; a reference from a tutor who has supervised your undergraduate studies, or employer; if English is not the 1st language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above; candidates may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the University of Wolverhampton Business School (UWBS) APL Handbook (APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning); entry is also available to those who successfully complete the UWBS Master's entry course; applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme is based on an evaluation of the applicant's ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award. Applicants normally have appropriate and relevant work experience.

Course modules

Modules include: investigating a business issue from a HR perspective; HRM in context; leading, managing and developing people; organisational change and development; understanding and implementing coaching and mentoring; learning and talent development.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time day and evening September 2019 2,484 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus WV1 1SB West Midlands

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