in Human Resource Management

This programme is to provide learners with the skills and understanding in human resource management (HRM) that align with good strategic decision making to maintain organisations’ competitive advantage.

Learners acquire knowledge through an integrated approach of theory in human resource management and practice using real-time activities. Successful completion of this qualification will develop learners’ strategic human resource management and leadership skills and their ability to focus on the requirements of implementing an organisation’s strategy.


Diploma in Human Resource Management

(Postgraduate Diploma Stage)

Awarded by

OTHM Qualifications, UK

Delivered by

Douglas Business School

Study mode

Online - Distance Learning


8 months

No. of modules

6 (from OTHM Qualifications)

Assessment Method

All assignments



Start date

All year round

Course Overview

Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) offers learners without prior experience the knowledge and skills they need to be operationally effective in a career in the Human Resource Management field. For those learners that have prior experience in Human Resource Management and who also possess a professional qualification, the pathway through this programme will develop their professional competence.

Progression Pathway

This pathway consists of two stages:


  • Stage 1: Diploma in Human Resource Management

  • Stage 2: MA in Human Resource Management from University of Northampton or University of Worcester.


Successful completion of the Stage 1 Diploma will enable direct entry onto the Stage 2 Top-Up programme.


Diploma in Human Resource Management

(8 months)

MA in Human Resource Management

(Top-up dissertation stage)

Awarded by University of Northampton/ University of Worcester

‘Dissertation and Research Methods’

(4-6 months)

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the Stage 1 Diploma applicants will typically posses:

  • A UK Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and two years managerial work experience OR; 

  • At least five years managerial work experience (evaluated on an individual basis) AND;

  • A good command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above)

What You Receive

You receive all the materials and support you need to help you balance study with your work and home commitments. The programme structure and learning materials allow you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.


The following will be included via the multifaceted online learning platform:


  • Course materials: Access structured lecture notes, case studies and assessment materials through a state-of-the-art online Learning Platform (ELP).

  • Online webinars: Receive both live and recorded lectures from subject experts.

  • A dedicated one-to-one tutor: Receive comprehensive support throughout the course and supervision throughout the dissertation writing proces

  • Comprehensive e-library: Read recommended study texts and reference books.

  • Access to an international online community to keep in touch and share with fellow students and lecturers.

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