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Human Resource Development PgDip 2018/19 entry

Course code:

FBLT014

Study options:

2 years part-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Development incorporates the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) new advanced level qualifications which cover all the essential knowledge and skills required to be an effective HR practitioner. It focuses on the specialist area of HR Development as well as broader business modules.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)


European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Course information

The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Development consists of four mandatory modules which provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and competence in the area of people management and development. In addition you will be required to complete four optional modules from the suite provided.

Please note: this course runs as a standalone Postgraduate Diploma qualification.

Modules

Overview

The modules outlined below reflect the CIPD national qualification framework.

Modules

  • Mandatory

    • Leading, Managing and Developing People;
    • HRM in Context;
    • Developing Skills for Business Leadership;
    • Investigating a Business issue from an HR Perspective - This mandatory module allows you to develop professional competence and to investigate, research and make recommendations on a range of human resource management and development issues.  You will be encouraged to choose issues that have a direct relevance to your employer.

     

    Three of the four mandatory modules are designed to enable you to develop knowledge and understanding and a set of core skills that are deemed necessary to underpin competent human resource management and development practice.

    In this respect the areas of study will assist you in developing a broad knowledge of a range of business and management skills which is vital for all with or seeking responsibility for general management and those who need to understand the organisation within which they work in order to exercise influence.

  • Option Modules

    You will need to complete 4 optional modules. At least 3 out of the 4 should be from the HRD Pathway. A maximum of 1 module can be from the HRM Pathway. 

    HRD optional modules

    • Organisational Design and Development;
    • Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring;
    • Learning and Talent Development;
    • Leadership and Management Development;
    • Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision;
    • Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning.


    HRM optional modules

    • Resourcing and Talent Management;
    • Employment Law;
    • Performance Management;
    • Reward Management;
    • Managing Employment Relations;
    • Employee Engagement.
  • CIPD Advanced Award

    Students who wish to only study one module from the Mandatory and Option modules can also be awarded a CIPD Advanced Award in Human Resources on successful completion.

    A CIPD Advanced Certificate in HRM can be awarded on successful completion of four modules and a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources can also be awarded from Coventry University.

    For details of the timetable and modules for this year's course (along with those for the Human Resource Management PgDip) please download these four documents:

    mandatory modules (pdf 70kb);

    optional modules (pdf 120kb);

    timetable (pdf 60kb);

    programme structure (pdf 110kb).

In more detail...

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we've been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,264

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2014/15



12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree in a relevant academic discipline and/or have successfully completed the CIPD’s Intermediate qualification.

Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree in a relevant academic discipline and/or have successfully completed the CIPD’s Intermediate qualification.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree in a relevant academic discipline and/or have successfully completed the CIPD’s Intermediate qualification.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£6,747 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£6,747 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9,541 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

The programme builds on the student’s work experience by providing the opportunity to acquire and apply knowledge of the academic disciplines and theoretical background.

Global Leaders Programme

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.