Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: PG Diploma
Start date: September or May
Faculty of Health Studies
Diversity Management awards from the University of Bradford are designed for those interested in establishing or advancing their careers in diversity related areas. Modules address management, leadership, and cross-cultural communication in national and global contexts.
The courses adopt a holistic approach to diversity covering a wide range of perspectives and cultural markers including sex, age, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, gender identity, disability, religious or political beliefs and affiliations, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and other distinctions. The courses cover all protected rights covered by the Equality Act (2010) and other international legislative drivers and policies including the European Council Directives.
With these qualifications individuals may pursue a wide range of roles in human resources, management and customer service as well as roles more specific to the field such as Equality and Diversity Officer, Manager, or Director. They may also pursue roles within organisations that promote social justice, democracy, and human rights.
- Students working for the NHS and organisations providing placements for students in the Yorkshire and Humber area often can obtain funding from the Health Education Yorkshire and Humber (HEYH).
- The Diversity Management course is located within the Faculty of Health Studies. However, teaching covers equality and diversity across different types of public, private, and voluntary organisations and is not focused primarily upon health care settings.
- Students may opt to take individual modules before committing to a full programme of study.
- Relevant first degree / Level 3 equivalent. Ability to study at Master’s level
- Students should be computer literate and have access to the internet so as to access online materials and participate in group discussions
English language requirements:
- IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.
|Year 1||Two core modules, plus a choice of two optional modules (Critical Perspectives on Knowledge Development Through Research Commissioning is required for those progressing to achieve the MSc)|
|Navigating the Dynamics of Diversity and Power||core|
|Strategic Thinking in Transformational Diversity Leadership||core|
|Consultancy, Organisational Development and Change||option|
|Critical Perspectives on Knowledge Development Through Research Commissioning||option|
|Cross Cultural Communication in Contemporary Global Context||option|
|Elective Studies in Diversity Practice||option|
|Equality and Inclusion in Organisational Performance and Service Delivery||option|
|Human Resources Management||option|
|Preparing for a Systematic Review||option|
|Strategic Thinking in Transformational Diversity Leadership||option|
Learning activities and assessment
Study is through a blended learning approach. For each module there are typically two study days attended on campus (alternative arrangements may be possible for distance students), weekly one hour tutorials in a virtual learning environment, and ongoing tutor support.
Career support and prospects
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
Globalisation and increasing domestic diversity in the UK and elsewhere have led to the emergence of diversity management as a key skill area for professionals.
Employers in a variety of sectors increasingly require individuals capable of addressing the challenges of working with diverse employee and customer bases. Some individuals working with diversity may simply be general managers who handle diverse groups of employees or customers and who work in virtually any type of organisation.
Others have roles more specific to diversity which involve the development of strategy and implementation of initiatives to ensure equitable employment practices, the design and implementation of diversity training initiatives, or the oversight of discrimination and unfair practice complaints. These individuals typically work in large organisations including local authorities, central government departments, trade unions, universities and colleges, the police and armed forces, NHS Trusts, financial institutions and national businesses, as well as within the voluntary sector. International organisations also increasingly employ people who are skilled in diversity management to facilitate working with individuals across national borders.
Fees, Finance and Scholarships
Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.
Funding for eligible staff within the region will be reviewed by Health Education England (HEE) in the coming months for the 2017/18 academic year. We advise all applicants to apply as normal for 2017/18 courses and further information will be provided as soon as it is available.
Students applying to study a Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) module or programme, and who work for an approved provider in the Yorkshire and Humber region, may be able to access funding through Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Contract for the cost of their course fees. This funding is subject to availability.
Students who wish to apply for the above funding will need to provide a funding letter from their employer (on a letterhead) confirming their employment in that organisation and that their employer supports their studies.
Alternatively, please complete one of the funding forms attaching a compliment slip or stamp to verify employer support as part of the application process:
Please be aware that employer support does not guarantee the availability of funding.
How do I find out more?
Steps to Postgraduate Study
Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).
How to apply
The easiest way to apply is online.
- Apply for 2016/17 courses (September 2016 - July 2017 start dates)
- Apply for 2017/18 courses (September 2017 - July 2018 start dates)
This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.
If you are unable to apply online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a paper application form.
We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:
- Degree certificates/transcripts
- Research proposal (if required)
- Two references (including one academic reference)
- Evidence of English language level (if required)
- A copy of your passport
Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.
You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.
Download the programme specification for Diversity Management
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.