Postgraduate Diploma Online

Human Resource Management

12 months
9220 GBP/year
9220 GBP/year
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This Human Resource Management course from The Open University UK is suitable for those at the start of a career in human resources (HR) or hoping to enter the HR profession and for line managers. 


This Human Resource Management course from The Open University UK will deepen your understanding of HR management and strategy, while building the specialist skills essential for practitioners. You will address business and change management issues and work at a strategic level; and explore issues such as employee relations, employee engagement, learning and development, employee resourcing and talent management. 

There is a strong emphasis on practice-based learning, and you will examine international and comparative practice – preparing you for work in the global economy. You will also evaluate the relevance of research and theory in relation to practice improvement.

Key features of the course

  • Suitable for those at the start of their HR career or aspiring to enter the HR profession
  • Explores the role of the HR professional, the nature of professionalism and approaches to addressing ethical dilemmas
  • Develops people management skills such as interviewing, coaching, managing conflict and managing performance
  • Prepares you for further study, such as the MSc in Human Resource Management. 

The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The human resource professional 
  • Human resource management in context 
  • Employment relations and employee engagement 
  • Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must hold a bachelors degree awarded by a recognised UK university, or equivalent. Please contact us if you hold a qualification that you believe is an equivalent level to a UK degree, to ensure that it meets the requirements for admission.

  • Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 6.5 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9220 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9220 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9220 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9220 GBP per year during 12 months.


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