Human Resource Management

University of Wolverhampton

Postgraduate Diploma
24 months
2550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Human Resource Management course at University of Wolverhampton is a distinctive programme which seeks to enable you to develop the necessary skills, competencies and knowledge for an effective career in Human Resource Management. Completion of the course enables you to apply for professional membership of CIPD. 


The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management at University of Wolverhampton provides you with a contemporary focus and offers a rigorous academic programme for success in the HR profession.

It aims to develop you 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. 

The course is aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and upon successful completion it offers you the opportunity to apply for membership of CIPD.

The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach and will help you develop your own understandings of complex and contested notions in the business environment. You will develop informed perspectives and collective responsibilities as a practitioner within local, national and international communities.

Potential Career Paths

The CIPD is world renowned for developing the standards for the HR profession and for anyone wishing to pursue or further their career within the field of HR it is essential that a CIPD postgraduate qualification is obtained, giving membership to the professional body. 

Most organisations who recruit HR professionals require applicants to either hold a CIPD qualification or be studying to achieve one.

International, national and local recruitment to the field of HR is growing  and as such competition for employment is high. Our programme is a robust programme that has been highly commended by the CIPD for many years.

Furthermore there is an opportunity to progress onto a relevant masters for example an MA Human Resource Management.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Key Issues in Employee Relations and Employment Law
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • People Resourcing and Reward

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class undergraduate 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 two years relevant organisational experience.
  • A Certificate in HR Practice, a Certificate in Training Practice, a Certificate in Recruitment and Selection, or an equivalent CIPD certificated programme, plus two years’ relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    2550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2550 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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