You must hold a bachelors degree awarded by a recognised UK university, or equivalent. Please contact us if you hold a qualification that you believe is an equivalent level to a UK degree, to ensure that it meets the requirements for admission.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 6.5 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see their website for details.
You will need to be able to draw on experience of working in or with organisations. This experience can be drawn from a wide range of situations such as employment in public and private sector organisations and in self-employed or voluntary roles.
How long it takes
Most students study this qualification in two years by studying two modules a year. The minimum time to complete is one year, the maximum time to complete is five years.
To complete this qualification in one year, you will need to commence study in November of any given year with The human resource manager (B863). Alongside B863 you will need to study Employment relations and employee engagement (B866). In the following May you would then need to study Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring (B867) alongside Human resource management in context (B864). Note that Managing research in the workplace (B865) is not available as part of the one year pathway as study of this module, alongside B863 or B864, is not allowed. The absence of B865 in the one year pathway also means that a one year CIPD-accredited qualification is not available.