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Postgraduate Diploma in International Human Resource Management

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

July 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 10,722

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  • 16 Months
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Diploma
  • Up to 10% scholarship
With access to global job opportunities and varied working patterns, modern workers can be more selective than ever before, and companies must stay competitive in their offering to employees in order to attract and retain the best talent.
  • Employees expect to be treated like individuals and have requirements that go beyond financial compensation.

This short postgraduate course will delve into the world of human resources, exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant to current HR professionals, such as:

  • Learning and talent development practices and policies at individual, group, organisational, national and international levels
  • The management of diversity and inclusion and how national and international contexts shape diversity policies and practices within organisations
  • The significance of leadership and management development, including how to identify candidates for management roles and the importance of ongoing support for developing leaders
  • Alongside the specialist knowledge you gain, you will also improve your skills in communication, critical thinking and research. Towards the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to advance onto the full Masters.

Enrollment Cycles

  • July 2023
  • October 2023
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route

  • In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Dip International Human Resource Management, as a minimum you must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant Level 6 professional qualification.

Work experience entry route

  • In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Dip International Human Resource Management, as a minimum you must have at least five years’ senior level work experience in human resources.

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The PG Dip International Human Resource Management is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Global Resource and Talent Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Development (20 credits)
  • Diversity Management in a Global Economy (20 credits)
  • Mentoring and Coaching for Organisational Effectiveness (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Management Development (20 credits)
  • Global Environment and People Management (20 credits)

2021-22 Full course fee**: £7,714

 Full payment discount 

  • When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students starting their course in the 2021-22 academic year. 

Alumni discount 

  • If you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online, we’ll award you a 10% alumni discount on your postgraduate tuition fees when you continue your studies to Masters level. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.
  • The Alumni discount cannot be used in combination with the International scholarship.


  • International scholarship (all courses) International students residing in specific regions outside of the UK may be eligible for a partial scholarship for our undergraduate and postgraduate online courses.

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