Bristol, University of the West of England

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Human Resources Management (Taught)

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Course summary

This course aims to develop skilled and capable HR professionals who can make a real contribution to business success. The programme provides the underpinning skills and knowledge required by professionals within this discipline as well as a broader understanding of the context within which human resources management (HRM) takes place. This course is suitable for those at the start of a career in HRM or for those already working within the field who wish to obtain a professional qualification. The course leads to associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and, on completion of either the PG Diploma or the MA in HRM, the students meet the knowledge requirements for Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Course details


Compulsory modules: managing people in organisations; human resource management in a strategic context; human resource management; Applied Human Resource Management and Business Skills. Elective modules: resourcing and talent management; performance management; managing reward; employment law; employee relations; management and career development; international standards and employment law; international resourcing and talent management; equality and diversity from a comparative perspective; international employment relations.

Assessment method

A range of different forms of assessment are used throughout the course, including written assignments, tests, exams, reflective log, presentations and group exercises. Assessment of skills and competence also forms part of the overall assessment strategy.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Personnel and Development, Chartered Institute of

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution and to be able to demonstrate an interest in human resource management. Applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to meet the UK Border Agency and universities minimum English language requirements, such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components. Part-time applicants would normally be expected to be working within a human resource or similar environment. Those who do not have a 1st degree, may still be able to take the course but need to complete a written assessment exercise. Applicants who meet the programme entry criteria may be invited to attend a briefing session before being accepted.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10000 Year 1
Scotland £10000 Year 1
Wales £10000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £10000 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1
Channel Islands £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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Bristol, University of the West of England
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BS16 1QY

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Thursday 18th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Friday 19th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Saturday 20th August - 11:00 - 15:00 Sunday 21st August - Closed Monday 22nd August to Thursday 26th August - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 27th August – 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday 27th August and Monday 29th August - Closed Tuesday 30th August to Thursday 1st September - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 2nd September – 09:00 – 16:30

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Human Resources Management at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS