University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Human Resource Management

This programme seeks to enable students to develop the necessary skills, competencies and knowledge for an effective career in Human Resource Management. Completion of the course enables students to apply for professional membership of CIPD. Study develops the student for a professional career in HR by developing knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of HR, encouraging critical reflective thinking and developing independent personal development skills.

Entry requirements

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 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 your employer; if English is not the 1st language, a TOEFL score of 550 or above, 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 UWBS APL Handbook (APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning); students holding the PgD Human Resource Management may be eligible to enter with advanced standing; entry is also available to those who successfully complete the UWBS Masters Entry course; part-time students only: 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 an HR perspective; human resource management in context; leading, managing and developing people; organisational change and development; people resourcing and reward; key issues in employment relations and employment law.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time day/evening September 2016 GBP 2,430 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time day/evening September 2016 GBP 2,430 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time day/evening September 2016 GBP 2,430 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time day/evening September 2016 GBP 2,430 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

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

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