PG Dip International Human Resource Management


Program Description

Modern workers can be more selective about the firms they choose to work for due to their access to global opportunities and varied working patterns. Companies must provide an enticing offering to attract the best talent as well as retain them. This focused course will delve into a wide range of topics currently relevant to the profession on a global scale which will enable you to successfully drive your HR career forward.


On this PG Dip International Human Resource Management* you will improve your knowledge of many key areas within human resources. You will also gain an awareness of how to tailor your approach to individual employees and develop an appreciation of the larger implications and challenges of creating and managing an HR strategy. At the end of the course, you will be able to continue your studies and advance onto our full Master's programme.

*The start date and details of this course are still subject to the institution's approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund given. If we need to make changes to this programme as part of the University of Essex validation process, we will communicate these to you at the earliest possible date.

Methods of assessment

All assessments are delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). There is no requirement to go to external test centres. Instead, you will submit written assignments through the VLE; and for the few courses where exams are required, we use a virtual system which allows you to take academically rigorous exams from the comfort of your own home.

You are always aware of your current provisional grade which allows you to continually evaluate the success of your current study methods and identify areas to improve. We believe that this information helps you to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for the end of year exams
  • showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the VLE
  • rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

Your future

Human resources are vital to business operations across all sectors. On completion of this course, you will be equipped to succeed in a range of people management roles, such as Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Officer, Recruitment Consultant, Training and Development Officer, Employee Relations Adviser, Career Coach and Management Consultant.

Programme structure

We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and view live lectures and seminars.

Admissions requirements

We offer two flexible entry routes onto our PG Dip International Human Resource Management, which consider your academic and work-based experience:

1. Academic entry route

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirement, you must have either of the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree; or
  • a relevant professional qualification

2. Work experience entry route

To apply for the work experience entry route, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least three years’ relevant work experience in human resources

English language requirement

If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

Fees and funding

Full tuition fee – £7,482 (2020/2021) *

The tuition fee includes all teaching materials and required reading, and there aren’t any hidden charges for assessments or resits.

  • Designated postgraduate student loan in England for full Masters degrees only.
  • Monthly payment plan available for those who are self-funding.
  • 10% discount if you pay the full course fee upfront.
  • A range of scholarships are available subject to applicants meeting certain criteria. **

Please note that you can only apply for a maximum of two discounts or scholarships.

* This tuition fee is net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.

** To find out whether you’re eligible for our scholarships contact University of Essex Online’s Admissions team.

Last updated May 2020

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