Study level: Postgraduate 

Award: MA & Diploma Level 7 Postgraduate.

Locations: TBD

Duration: 9-15 months

Study mode: in class week ends

Acrcedited by:  Ofqual (UK)

Entry Requirements: Bachelor Degree or equivalent.

English Proficiency: IELTS 6.0 *Alternatively we also offer an internal English test for applicants.




The objective of the Level 7 MA & Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification is to provide learners with the skills and understanding in human resource management (HRM) that align with good strategic decision making to maintain organisations’ competitive advantage.


Learners acquire knowledge through an integrated approach of theory in human resource management and practice using real-time activities. Successful completion of this qualification will develop learners’ strategic human resource management and leadership skills and their ability to focus on the requirements of implementing an organisation’s strategy.


The Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or to work toward a relevant Master’s programme with advanced standing.


Entry requirements


For entry onto the Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification, learners must possess: An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification


Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)


Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course


English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page in our website



The Level 7 diplomas on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) are at the same level as master’s degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full masters programme.


Qualification structure


PART 1. Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management. 120 credits


The qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.


Mandatory units


  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)

  • Engagement of Employees and Organisational Learning (20 credits)

  • Leadership Development and Performance Management (20 credits)

  • Global Resourcing, Talent and Reward Management (20 credits)

  • Managing Employment Relations and Employment Law (20 credits)

  • Business Research Methods (20 credits)



PART 2. Thesis completion at university. 60 credits


Master M.A. Human Resource Management at University of Chichester.