Online degree

Human Resource Management

Are you starting a career in HR or looking to develop in a line management position? Build the knowledge and skills you need to work in human resources with this postgraduate certificate.

Explore HR management strategies and build the key skills for HR practitioners

This qualification offers the opportunity to build HR-related skills and explore HR management strategies.

You will develop your understanding of the role of the HR professional, the nature of professionalism and approaches to addressing ethical dilemmas. You will also develop the skills and understanding needed to work strategically and address business and change management issues.

This certificate is the first stage of a study programme that progresses to a postgraduate diploma and the MSc in Human Resource Management offered by The Open University.

Postgraduate certificate

You'll have qualified for this certificate on successful completion of the OU’s module, HR management in practice
Duration
12 months
Overview
4 programs
Start dates
2 Nov 2019 (apply by 17 Oct 2019)

What do I need to apply?

You must be prepared for study at postgraduate level. You must hold a bachelors degree or its equivalent.

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.

Pricing

International course fee:
£4,285 (lower fees apply for UK and Republic of Ireland students)

What are the learning outcomes?

By the end of your studies, you will have covered:

  • the role of the HR professional
  • leadership management and development of people within the organisation
  • the relevance of theory for practice and be able to apply it to improve practice.
  • management of interpersonal relationships, demonstrating sensitivity to diversity and performing effectively in a team environment
  • people management skills essential for HR work.

Programs on this degree

ProgramDate
HR Management in Practice: Being a Skilled Human Resource Professional
HR Management in Practice: Human Resource Management in Context
HR Management in Practice: Mapping the Context of Human Resource Management
HR Management in Practice: The Human Resource Professional

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  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators
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