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University of Wolverhampton: Strategic People Management & Human Resources

Institution University of Wolverhampton View institution profile
Department University of Wolverhampton Business School
Telephone 0800 953 3222
Study type Taught


This is a distinctive, exciting and innovative programme, aligned to the required elements of the latest CIPD Profession Map and accredited by the CIPD. Upon successful completion it provides you with the correct level of qualification to be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

The course is designed for those professionals looking to enhance and develop their postgraduate level strategic level knowledge and behaviours to provide the necessary skills, competencies and knowledge to support career development in the People Management Profession (including Human Resources, Learning and Development and Organisational Development).

We have a longstanding relationship with local branches of the CIPD and this ensures that you have access to a wide range of practitioners to develop their networking and other professional skills. CIPD branch members also provide voluntary services such as mentoring which students who are CIPD members can access to help support their personal and professional development.

The course offers four key areas of study: understanding and analysing practical business and people-related issues; strategic people management theory and practice; strategic leadership and change management; investigation of evolving people-related issues. The programme has a contemporary focus and offers both academic and practical elements to support your ongoing success in the People Profession by developing knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of human resources, learning and development and organisational development alongside development of critical reflective thinking and developing independent continuous personal development skills.

Note: Students must be a member of the CIPD before completion of their qualification to be eligible for any level of professional membership

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Wolverhampton University

Whether you are looking to retrain, increase your employability, enrich your CPD or progress to the next step in your career, a postgraduate qualification with the University of Wolverhampton can help you to lead the pack! 


Why study at the University of Wolverhampton:

  • World-leading research (REF 2021)
  •  Commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
  • State of the art facilities including new Built Environment campus ‘Springfield’ 
  • Outstanding student support 
  • Flexible learning – part-time/full-time and 100% online courses 
  • Dedicated international team 
  • Variety of industry and employer links
  • University of Wolverhampton has been awarded four stars in the latest QS Stars …
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