This course has multiple start dates:
24 / 09 / 2012
05 / 11 / 2012
2 years part-time
50 (this number may be subject to change)
Available at the following campuses:
You will need either:
• A first degree or equivalent qualification and experience of working in Human Resource Management or Development
• A Certificate in Personnel, HR or Training Practice and have relevant experience.
University of Huddersfield
Telephone: 01484 472746
This course has been approved by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to provide the knowledge and skills required for Chartered Membership of CIPD and to meet the Advanced level standards on the HR Professional map. This course replaces the CIPD Professional Development Scheme previously taught in the Business School.
This is a course designed to develop and transform the skills and potential of Human Resource (HR) professionals. You’ll have the opportunity to achieve two valuable and essential qualifications; the Postgraduate Diploma alongside Chartered Membership of CIPD, and emerge with an enhanced personal professional profile.
The course will help you to identify gaps in your knowledge and through a process of independent thinking, self-appraisal and the support of a network of peers and teaching staff on the course, transform what you do and how you do it. It is relevant to practioners from the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.
The course will help improve your professional recognition and offer opportunities for career development. It centres around exploring the latest issues in HR and is part of a journey of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) that will transform your professional practice and value to your employer.
Our links with the West Yorkshire CIPD branch offers additional networking, advice, mentoring and updates from the profession.
• HRM in Context
• Resourcing and Talent Management
• Learning and Talent Management
• Developing Skills for Business Leadership
• Leading, Managing and Developing People
• Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
• Leadership and Management Development
• Design, Delivery and Evaluation of Learning Events
Full membership of the institute, i.e. MCIPD, may be applied for upon successful completion of the course, after the appropriate amount of relevant experience. This upgrading to Chartered Fellow of CIPD depends upon the production of satisfactory evidence of continuing professional development.
The Business School has strong links with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and we hold a number of joint events, including workshops, guest lectures and an Annual Prestigious Lecture on campus.
We are a CIPD Approved Centre and our links with the West Yorkshire CIPD branch offer additional networking, advice, mentoring and updates from the profession.
Much of our teaching and assessment is based on your own professional context and the real-life issues and challenges you face. It is designed to equip you with the skills needed in your workplace. We have a focus on skills development and work-related projects. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of your own workplace through using it as a case study, and we’ll help expand your practical skills and group working skills.
Just as important is the informal learning that takes place through your networking and sharing of ideas with like-minded fellow practitioners students.
Assessment is designed to reflect the range of new and improved skills you will gain, through a mix ture of exams, practical projects, written assignments and a business-focussed report (which could be based on the context of your own work environment).
Here at the University of Huddersfield, we continue to work hard to ensure that we set a fee for postgraduate students that is fair and offers you value for money. The tuition fees for postgraduate taught courses will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance, please see Fees and finance.
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If you are interested in postgraduate research degrees, you can find information about research degree fees and finance here.
We can guarantee to provide you with a modern and professional place in which to study and learn. Our purpose-built new Business School only opened in 2010 following an investment of £17m. It’s a state-of-the art facility and provides you with high quality environment in which to learn and develop.
The building features modern, spacious classrooms with excellent IT facilities and there are a number of computer labs for general student access. Another key feature is the social space available, where you can find the time to study, network or just relax. ‘The Street’, at first floor level, provides a cafe selling excellent coffee and food, soft seating, tables and WiFi internet access.
We’re located just across the canal from the main campus; the library and student centre are a few minutes away.
The University of Huddersfield campus is located in the town centre allowing you easy access from public transport (the bus and rail stations are a short walk away) and the major road and motorway networks across West Yorkshire.
Research degrees are also available in this area. Contact us for details. Interim Awards A Master's course is 180 Master's level credits, which would normally take one calendar year full-time study. Interim awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level or Postgraduate Diploma level should you decide to exit the course early. Please contact us for details of the credits required for these interim awards.
The course runs on a part-time basis with different modes of attendance, including:
- Full day
- Half day and evening
- 2 evenings per week
Additionally there are residentials and block study days.
You can change between modes on a temporary basis if you need to for work or personal reasons.
The normal attendance days are:
Year 1 - Mondays and additional Tuesday evenings (for evenings only)
Year 2 - Tuesdays and additional Wednesday evenings (for evenings only)
We hope you are interested in what you have seen and want to apply to join us.
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.