Coventry University: Human Resource Management

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Marketing and Management
Study type Taught


Coventry has taught postgraduate personnel management for over 30 years and is now one of the largest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) approved assessment centres in the UK. CIPD is the only HR institution in the world to recognise HR professionals through chartered membership.

We have received students from numerous well-known employers over the years, including the NHS, local councils, PDSA, Lloyds Pharmacy, Warwick University, Age UK, NFU Mutual, IKEA, Arcadia Group, Cross Country Trains, Sainsbury’s, Ministry of Defence, Corus, Network Rail, Hilton Hotels, Price Water House Coopers, Tussaud’s Group and GKN.

This course will aim to equip you with industry standard knowledge, understanding and skills to drive organisational performance. It is benchmarked against the CIPD’s HR Profession Map, which consists of eight behaviours and ten professional areas.

- Decisive thinker

- Skilled influencer

- Driven to deliver

- Collaborative personally credible

- Courage to challenge

- Role model

- Curious

Professional areas:
- Organisation Development

- Resourcing and Talent Planning

- Strategy Insights and Solutions

- Leading and Managing the HR Function

- Learning and Talent Development

- Performance and Reward

- Employee engagement

- Employee Relations

- Service Delivery and Information

We aim to offer an international student experience with the opportunity to attend international student conferences organised with partner universities in Italy and Portugal. You will have the chance to apply for an internship opportunity, helping to you to integrate theory and practice, developing postgraduate skills such as critical analysis, options appraisal and strategic decision-making.

Key course benefits;

- Fulfils the requirement for CIPD professional accreditation by mapping to their learning outcomes, leading to CIPD Associate membership and Chartered Status.

- Opportunity to attend field trips to organisations within a range of sectors and industries, showcasing diversified HR functions. Recent visits have included Jaguar Land Rover, BBC Midlands and Interserve.

- The Business School is an active member of The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the most important European Business School Association, as well as the Association of Business Schools (ABS).

- Our annual HR Leaders’ Events provide an opportunity to hear first-hand about recent developments in the HR profession from current practitioners, which have previously included the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group Director of HR, New Talent and Technical Development Programme Manager from Severn Trent Water and the Associate Director of HR (Operations) from University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire speaking with students about change management.


Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to students. Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have all been recognised as being among the finest in the sector and our future is looking bright as a modern university with a flourishing global reputation.

Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 15 for five years running in the Guardian University Guide (2016-2020)
  • Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad from HESA 2016/17 data)
  • Gold for outstanding teaching ...

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