This course is for HR advisors and managers who want to develop their expertise in people management. It is also for recent graduates who want to follow a career in HR management or development.
For those wishing to build a career in training, and learning and development, the course gives you the choice to specialise at the dissertation stage for the human resource development qualification.
This course also qualifies you for graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). This is the recognised professional qualification for human resource practitioners.
The course begins by placing the study of HRM in its internal and external context. We then introduce you to organisation theory and other social science disciplines relevant to the organisation and management of work.
You then study specialist theory and practice in key areas of HR such as
performance and reward management
individual and organisational learning
You also learn the skills needed to manage and interpret information and to use management accounting tools.
For existing managers we run a professional development programme which includes personal reflection, planning skills and work-based learning. For aspiring HR professionals this aims to help you secure your first role.
You attend guest lectures from leading practitioners, visiting professors and CIPD professionals to ensure you learn the latest developments in HRM.
We expect you to play an active part in your own development. This can involve setting up learning contracts with tutors, managing your personal development, and gaining the skills necessary for reflective learning.