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Human Resource Management
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PG Dip
Human Resource Management

Postgraduate course
Business & Management

Advance your people management and people development skills to a higher level to get the best out of your colleagues in the workplace

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    The Rose Bowl, City Campus

Your Course

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Our Head of the School of Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour is a member of the CIPD's West Yorkshire Branch, based in Leeds, giving you access to excellent resources during your study.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All suitable candidates who meet the entry requirements will be interviewed and required to attend a pre-course induction session. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All suitable candidates who meet the entry requirements will be interviewed and required to attend a pre-course induction session. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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Careers

  • Vanessa White

Careers

Vanessa White
HR Business Partner, Taylors of Harrogate

PG Dip Human Resource Management

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“Getting to grips with employment law on my course was really useful, as I was able to transfer the knowledge I learned into my HR managerial role. Postgraduate study can be challenging, but thanks to day release from my employers, and support from my tutors, I was able to find a great work, life and study balance.

MODULES & LEARNING

Diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue of your choice, from an HR perspective. You'll collect and analyse data relevant to your chosen topic, supported by peers, tutors and supervisors and derive supportable conclusions.

You'll be introduced to major debates about theory and practice in the specific fields of leadership, flexibility and change management. You'll also learn about the four main strands of HRM: learning and development; resourcing; reward and employment relations.

You'll be equipped with a range of fit for purpose skills appropriate to management practice generally and the management of HR more specifically.

Evaluate the principal internal and external environmental settings of contemporary organisations, within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact in conditions of environmental turbulence, change and uncertainty.

Undertake a critical study of employee engagement from the perspectives of the practitioner and the academic. Relate employee engagement to factors such as leadership, performance, well-being and organisational commitment.

Develop a conceptual understanding and evaluative skills, which are essential for effective personnel practice in an advisory capacity at both strategic and operational levels in an organisation.

Focus on the learning and development of leaders and managers within organisations so you can assess the value of leadership and management development to an organisation's success.

Understand, analyse and evaluate competing theories and perspectives associated with managing employment relations strategies, policies and procedures and their outcomes on organisational climate, employees and management.

Develop an appreciation of the interrelationship between management functions especially in performance and reward management, and the ability to link these strategically to the organisation.

We have been successfully delivering personnel and HR programmes for over 40 years and the quality of provision has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and other external bodies including QAA. Many large employers in the region have supported our course, including Leeds City Council and Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC.

Members of the course team have strong links with CIPD at local and national level. The core teaching team have considerable experience of teaching on postgraduate and professional programmes, as well as HR practitioner experience. Many staff are research active including Professor Jim Stewart and Professor Jeff Gold, who are authors of leading textbooks in the HRM & HRD field.

At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here.

  • Dr George Lodorfos
    Dr George Lodorfos Dr George Lodorfos
    Dean of School

    We are proud of the strong reputation we have forged amongst businesses and employers for our innovative and work-ready graduates. Our approach to learning enables you to benefit from our academic expertise, and our valuable industry and professional contacts ensure that your learning meets industry standards.

    George has extensive practical and academic experience in the field of strategic management, R&D (research and development) and the adoption of new technologies and innovation. He has done extensive research and enterprise work in the area of buyer behaviour, with particular interest in online purchasing and the use of technology to enable the sustainable growth of businesses. He has also supervised and examined many PhDs both in the UK and Europe and is an external examiner for two UK universities.    

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FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2017/18 on this course is £677.6 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33.88. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.
  • Library

    Facilities

    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • The Rose Bowl

    Facilities

    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Hydra Suite

    Facilities

    Hydra Suite

    You will use Critical Decision Immersive Simulations in this facility to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. The simulations replicate the complexities of real life scenarios that would challenge decision makers, aiming to improve your decision making, critical thinking and communication skills.

The Rose Bowl, City Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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