Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Professional Qualification)

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Oxstalls, Gloucester

Professionally approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource Management follows a part-time curriculum designed to offer flexibility for those studying, while working. As a student, you will learn in a community of like-minded professionals; you will receive excellent learning support; and have access to the University’s extensive resources to develop your knowledge.

You will learn from tutors experienced in Human Resource Management and Development, through interactive teaching sessions which build on your organisational experiences and independent study. Benefit from close links with the CIPD, the leading organisation for Human Resource (HR) professionals and managers of people.

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Study style

Study this CIPD approved two year part-time course one afternoon/evening a week, which will be on Tuesdays for 2019/20.

Develop both academic knowledge and workplace skills through innovative approaches to classroom learning, case studies and problem-based learning.

Assessment will be through coursework and unseeen assignments.

Typical modules include:
• Employment Law
• Learning & Development
• Resourcing & Talent Management
• Performance Management
• Management Research Report

Entry requirements

To study the part-time PGDip you will need one or more of the following:

  1. To have an undergraduate degree with an interest in the area
  2. OR have a number of years HR, or management experience
  3. OR hold professional qualifications L3-5, ranging from the CIPD Certificate/Foundation Programmes such as the CPP & CTP, Intermediate L5 or Certificate in Management Studies (CMS)
  4. For non-native English speakers – IELT score of 6.5, written 6.0.


Fees - 2019/20 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Diploma £5800
Non-EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Diploma £5800

Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.


Advance your career within Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development by working towards senior manager and director level position. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources provides the basis to work towards CIPD Chartered Member status.

Meet the Lecturer

Discover more about your course by visiting the university to speak with one of our lecturers. Learn about the modules, teaching style and the modes of assessment by speaking to our experts, and get a feel for the facilities you'll be using. Visit our Meet the Lecturer page to find out more and book your place.

University of Gloucestershire Business School

Study a course professionally approved by the CIPD

Benefit from our strong links with the CIPD, the leading organisation for human resource professionals and managers of people. Attend regular on-campus events held by the local branch and gain insight from fellow HR professionals. Enhance your professional network and aspire to become a Chartered Member or Fellow of the CIPD.

HR professional teaching

Broaden your learning opportunities

Study alongside like-minded, experienced HR professionals from different commercial backgrounds, sharing your ideas and experience of unique organisational settings. Benefit from this diverse international HR community, which can advance your professional practice by adding richness and breadth of perspective to your learning.

Human Resource in workplace

Combine study with work

Complete your studies part-time in two years with block delivery of one afternoon / evening per week, allowing you to combine study with work. Gain credit for CIPD modules achieved at other institutions through Accredited Prior Learning.

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