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As an Approved Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Centre with exceptionally strong links to the Institute at national and local level, De Montfort University offers students outstanding learning opportunities and access to a team of highly experienced tutors.
The overarching aim of the course is to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities of HR practitioners, enabling them to approach people management in a more strategic, professionalised and effective manner. Students will benefit from a theoretical understanding of the factors in the internal and external environment which shape HRM and will acquire the skills and knowledge to design, develop and embed HR strategies in a range of contemporary workplace settings.
This course will develop your knowledge and skills in core areas of human resource management (HRM) to help you start or further your career as a HR professional. The course will also enhance your expertise in professional activities related to employee resourcing, employee development, employment relations and employment law. You will gain experience in practical problem solving informed by leading edge theory and research.
The key objectives of the course are to:
In year one, you will study Developing Skills for Business Leadership, Employee Resourcing, Leading, Managing and Developing People followed by HRM in Context.
Then you will study Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective, Human Resource Management in a Legal Context and Employment Relations. You will finish your studies with Research Methods & Dissertation.
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The course starts in September, the Postgraduate Certificate is studied for 14 months; The Postgraduate Diploma is studies for 19 months and the MA is studied for 24 months.
The course commences with an online induction and is then taught entirely online via recorded lectures, webinars, chatrooms, discussion boards, work based projects and written materials.
The course is designed to be part-time where you can study each module in your own time via the online platforms, reading materials and work-based projects.
UK and International students are welcome on this programme. Modules which are due to be examined in person at De Montfort University, may be sat online by students not based in the UK.
Leicester Castle Business School (LCBS) is one of the best environments I have had the opportunity to study in. The teaching is excellent and equips you with the ideas and theories - which we can then try and test in our day-to-day jobs. You have the chance to get taught by some of the country’s leading tutors who have endless amounts of knowledge and experience to share. The course is giving me a head start with my HR career, allowing me to have a solid foundation of knowledge and experience that I can draw upon throughout my life as I progress through my career.
Jack Henniker, NHS Graduate Management Trainee, HR Advisor in the Surgery Care Group, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
The course is ideal for:
As well as others working in the below industries:
DMU is a CIPD approved centre
We are an established CIPD approved centre with a track record of delivering high-quality provision. The department has robust links with the CIPD at both local and national levels. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not for profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has more than 135,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.
On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma you will have gained the underpinning
knowledge to enable you to work towards the Chartered CIPD memberships (MCIPD/
FCIPD) of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK’s leading professional body for all HR practitioners. Successful completion of the PG Diploma leads automatically to Associate Membership of the CIPD
As a part-time and distance learner, I have been able to work full time in my industry while studying.I have been able to attend lectures and come back to work the next day with new tools in my arsenal to apply in real life scenarios.
I have been able to take advantage of online resources to develop my knowledge of key areas while at home, and I understand that online presence is continuing to grow, so that I can study at a time and place which fits with my life and circumstances. The teaching and provision of resources has been consistently exemplary; I would recommend studying PG Dip Human Resource Management
at De Montfort University to any HR professional out there, who wishes to develop their career and think strategically about workforces and people.