Cardiff Met’s School of Management becomes a CIPD Approved Centre


​Picture shows from left to right: Chief Executive of the CIPD, Peter Cheese, congratulating Cardiff Metropolitan University's Dr David Collier on the University having recently become a CIPD Approved Centre. 

The Cardiff School of Management within Cardiff Metropolitan University has been selected as an Approved Centre by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development commencing with the delivery of its new MSc programme in Human Resource Management.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the leading HR professional body and is used by employers within the UK and beyond as a standard for human resource practice.  The full time and part time MSc programme in Human Resource Management at Cardiff Met's School of Management has been mapped to the standards and expected learning outcomes of the CIPD, and was deemed to meet the requirements of this professional body.

Masters students completing the programme can now graduate with an Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Staff members within the School of Management are now exploring the possibility of becoming a CIPD Approved Centre for the undergraduate programmes.

Programme Director of the MSc in Human Resource Management, David Collier said: "Across the world, CIPD is recognised as a mark of quality and we are delighted to now be an official CIPD centre. Part of the philosophy of our MSc programmes is to allow students to engage with experienced HR practitioners from a variety of sectors and we are always looking for opportunities to strengthen industry contacts and increase exposure to current industry issues. Our professionally approved status will distinguish Cardiff Met as a leading institution in the field of HR management and development."

Professor David Brooksbank, Dean of the School of Management and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Enterprise) at Cardiff Metropolitan University said: "Collaboration with national and international professional institutions is a central part of our employability strategy which runs throughout all of our degree programmes. Our relationship with the CIPD will enrich the quality of our MSc in Human Resource Management and will enable our students to achieve professional recognition alongside their academic studies. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the CIPD and hope to achieve approved status on further undergraduate programmes in the future."

At the recent CIPD approval event the panel said: "We are very impressed by the quality of the learning environment provided for students following the MSc programme in Human Resource Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University.  Cardiff School of Management has a very strong subject teaching team, excellent industry contacts and a strong commitment to the human resources profession. We look forward to working with the team and future cohorts of students over the forthcoming years."

Further details of the MSc HRM can be obtained by contacting Dr David Collier, Cardiff School of Management: email:   tel: 029 2041 6352