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The Human Resource Professional module at The Open University UK will consider the role and contribution of the HR professional and will provide opportunities for students to examine and develop their own skills for this role.

About

Topics covered will include an introduction to human resource management, managing performance, leadership and change management, and the nature of professionalism and ethics. Students will also develop the skills needed to work effectively as an HR professional. These include self-management, leading and working in teams, communication skills, using ICT and managing financial resources.

Vocational relevance

This The Human Resource Professional module from The Open University UK is part of a qualification that is intended to provide a route to professional membership of the CIPD if you wish to develop a career in HR management. It will also provide training in research and academic skills if you want to develop an academic career in the field of HR management.

More generally, by studying a postgraduate business qualification you can expect your salary to increase and for it to have a positive impact on your career progression, as well as bringing improvements to the organisation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

You will learn:
  • to understand the role of the HR professional, the nature of professionalism and approaches to addressing ethical dilemmas
  • to review recent research and to assess its relevance for practice in a range of contexts
  • to assess the relevance of theory for practice and apply it where appropriate to improve practice
  • to review theoretical approaches to leadership and team-working and to develop the skills needed to be effective as a leader and as a team member
  • to critically assess the range of concepts and issues that are associated with managing performance in the workplace, and the interrelationships between these factors 
  • to develop the skills and understanding needed to address change management issues and to work at a strategic level in the organisation
  • to develop skills essential for HR work such as: leading and working in teams, making decisions, managing financial information, communicating effectively and helping others to learn.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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Academic Requirements

All entrants must hold a BA/BSc degree awarded by a recognised university, or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2090 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2090 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Funding

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