Wolverhampton University

Wolverhampton University

Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources.

(part-time which leads to Licentiate Membership of the CIPD)

Postgraduate Human Resource Development.

(part-time and giving direct entry to graduate membership of the CIPD).

Fast track versions of the above Postgraduate HR courses are offered, which are short intensive multi-block programmes.)

MSc in Human Resource Development (also done short, intensive study blocks)

MA in Human Resource Management, by part-time and evening study

BA Hons HRM, available full-time, part-time and as a top-up course.

Diploma HRM & HRD

Fully accredited by the CIPD


Offers in-depth global understanding of Strategic Human Resource issues and brings you in to contact with senior practioners at the cutting edge of the subject


Develops your conceptual, analytical and strategic capabilities while ‘Action-Learning’ focuses your studies on your own workplace

MA Coaching & Mentoring

Train professional standard in this emerging discipline. One of only a handful of professional programmes in this field

Entry requirements

There is great competition for places so early application is recommended.

For the PG in Human Resources: either the CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice, CIPD Certificate in Training Practice, degree or equivalent study, two years within the HR field or three years relevant business experience.

For the PG Dip in HRM: completion of the PG Certificate in Human Resources or CIPD Core Management and/or Core Personnel and Development.

For the PG in HRD: either Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources, degree in Business with relevant HR
modules, CIPD Core Management, NVQ Level 4 in Training and Development, or Personnel, or Management, or equivalent.

For the MSc in HRD and the MA in HRM, see website for full requirements.

MA Coaching and Mentoring: have worked as a manager or professional coach and mentor for a minimum of two years and hold a degree or equivalent.

Applications are also welcome from mature students who do not posses the above qualifications, but have significant high level management and/or coaching and mentoring experience.

About the college

Wolverhampton acquired university status in 1992. Previously, a polytechnic had been formed in 1969 when Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College merged with the local College of Art.

Wolverhampton is one of the UK’s biggest universities and has four campuses spread across the West Midlands and Shropshire. The University of  Wolverhampton Business School is located at the Telford and Compton Park campuses.

It has been commended by the CIPD and the QAA for its HRM and HRD courses and received an Excellent QAA (23 out of 24) for its Postgraduate HR courses.

It also has a growing reputation for management research via its specialist Management Research Centre, set up to develop research and research-based consultancy services.

Research in the University of Wolverhampton Business School underpins teaching at masters level and is grouped with five research clusters, co-ordinated through the management Research Centre.

These clusters are:

  • Critical Approaches to Management and Consumption
  • International Business and Management; Marketing
  • People, Work and Organisation
  • Strategy.

Within the last year the School has successfully awarded a number of PhDs including; Towards a generic theory of managerial and leadership effectiveness: a meta-level analysis from organisations in the UK public sector and Business strategy and organisational performance: an analysis of the Portuguese mould industry.


Compton Park Campus
Compton Road West

Telephone: 01902 321 767
Website: www.wlv.ac.uk/uwbs

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