The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management consists of four mandatory modules which provide you with the 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.
The modules outlined below reflect the CIPD national qualification framework.
- Leading, Managing and Developing People;
- HRM in Context;
- Developing Skills for Business Leadership;
- Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective.
The first three of these four modules are designed to provide you with the 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 give you 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.
Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
This mandatory module is used to develop professional competence and allows you 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.
These modules cover the more generalist and specialist areas of human resources and you will need to complete four modules within this suite of options.
- Organisational Design and Development
- Resourcing and Talent Development
- Employment Law
- Performance Management
- Reward Management
- Managing Employment Relations
- Leadership and Management Development (Flexible Module)
Students who wish to only study one single 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 be awarded from Coventry University.
For details of the timetable and modules for this year's course (along with those for the Human Resource Development PgDip) please download these four documents:
mandatory modules (pdf 70kb);
optional modules (pdf 120kb);
programme structure (pdf 110kb).