As an Approved Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Centre with exceptionally strong links to the Institute at the 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, professionalized, and effective manner. Students will benefit from a theoretical understanding of the factors in the internal and external environment that 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 an 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:
Equip you with the specialist knowledge, skills, and competence required to advance a career in HRM
Provide you with the underpinning knowledge and understanding to support access to professional grades of CIPD membership including MCIPD and FCIPD
Benefit from the supportive and nurturing team of HRM professionals who bring the subject to life and will develop your critical thinking and analytical skills.
Supported online learning that allows you the flexibility to coordinate your study around work and family life.
The cross-sectoral nature of the part-time student group allows you a real opportunity to compare practices across organizations and to learn from the experiences of others over online group platforms.
A core advantage of being able to study and work is that you have the chance to apply your learning in practice.
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.
HR managers/professionals/officers/administrators and all other HR titles
Chief People Officers
Directors of Employee Engagement
Chief Human Capital Officers
Chief HR Officers
As well as others working in the below industries:
Compensation and Benefits Managers
Training and Development Specialists
Employment, Recruitment and Placement Specialists
Head of Workforce Intelligence
HR Data Analyst
Employment Lawyer/Legal Adviser/ In-house legal