About

  • Gain vital career development skills and improve your professional status on a course which paves the way for membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Learn how to develop HRM strategies, policies, procedures and change programmes within a dynamic business context
  • Undertake practical problem-solving and focus on the areas where HRM can add competitive advantage to your own organisation
  • Build your networks with influential HR professionals from leading regional employers  
  • Balance your studies with your work commitments: you will attend the University on one afternoon per week, usually 2pm to 7pm

The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited) at University of Derby is ideal both for specialist HR practitioners and for general managers who would like to improve their portfolio of skills.

Career:

For anyone aspiring to – or already in – a HR role, our Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management proves invaluable for career development, progression and professional status. As people are a vital component of any organisation, it also delivers an advantage if you are entering or considering a more general management role.

Our graduates now work across the world in HR management and director positions in public, private and not-for-profit organisations, including Boots, the NHS, Rolls-Royce, Toyota and local authorities. On completing this course, the majority of our students go on to gain promotions or secure more senior roles in other organisations.

Accreditation

Approved by the CIPD

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Resource Management in an International Context
  • Strategic Talent Development
  • Investigating a Business Issue from a HRM Perspective

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    UK and EU students only

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

You'll usually need:

  • A degree of at least a 2:2, or equivalent
  • If your first language is not English you will need a proficiency in English (IELTS 6.5)
  • Relevant work experience

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    875 GBP/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 875 GBP per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

£875 per 20 credits

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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