PG Dip Human Resource Management

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Progress your HR career while continuing to work. Our Postgraduate Diploma is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and held by HR professionals around the world.

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

If you’re aspiring to be an effective HR practitioner – whether you're working as a manager or consultant in a generalist or specialist role – this is the must-have qualification.

Study for a Postgraduate Diploma and develop your understanding of organisations and the changing environment in which HR teams operate. Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem-solving techniques, you’ll learn how to develop and implement creative, strategic plans that drive organisational performance.

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Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.
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This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). To seek this credit for your degree you should apply directly to join the CIPD and pay the appropriate joining and membership fee.


Our Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management has a strong focus on the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in HR. It’s essential if you’re preparing for, or aspiring to, managerial roles either in UK or abroad.

Your qualification is recognised by CIPD, the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body, as an advanced qualification (entry on this course does not confer membership – you will need to apply directly to CIPD for that).

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to complete a full Masters degree or consider a PhD programme at ARU. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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