Study a course that enables professional managers to develop their career potential by enhancing their knowledge and skills in total quality management and organisational excellence. Successfully completing it entitles you to apply for full membership of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI).
We designed this course for professional managers who wish to develop their career in total quality management and organisational excellence.
Flexible attendance allows you to fit your study round your personal commitments, providing you complete stage one in three years and all three stages in six years.
The course is suitable for you if you are
• employed in quality improvement
• seeking up-to-date knowledge of the methods, principles and practice of total quality management and organisational excellence
• responsible for setting up total quality management projects
• working closely with senior colleagues and others to carry out total quality initiatives
It is a practical course which builds on your personal management and development skills, which bring significant benefits for your organisation.
If you successfully complete this course, you can apply for full membership of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and become a Chartered Quality Professional (CQP). CQP status is the gold standard for the quality profession.
You can upgrade your membership from member to fellow and are exempt from modules D1 and D2 of the current CQI diploma.
You can also gain continuing professional development status if you have met the requirements for CQI member or fellow and actively participate in the CQI's scheme for continuing professional development.
Opportunities are available for MPhil/PhD research in areas of total quality management and organisational excellence.
If you successfully complete this course you can apply for full membership of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI)
2017 entry requirements
Typically you need
• a good degree or an equivalent recognised professional qualification in any discipline
• a minimum of three years relevant work experience
If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills.
If you do not have a first degree, we will consider you individually based on your professional experience and any other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
International and European entry qualifications
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.
Distance learning – typically two years, including three weekend study schools and a one day induction seminar held in Sheffield
Typical modules may include
|Core modules – stage one||
Fundamentals of quality
Process and service improvement
|Core modules – stage two||
Statistical process control and 6 sigma
Managing change and innovation
• supply chain management and partnering • performance measurement • training on the EFQM excellence model
|Core modules – stage three||
Weekend study schools
|Assessment||100% course work|
By reflecting on previous and current experience in the quality field, you complete a professionally relevant masters degree that significantly improves your career prospects.
Previous graduates have found employment in companies and organisations such as • Rolls Royce • the NHS • Lloyds TSB • CSC Computer Sciences Corporation • Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Group.
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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)
2016/17 academic year
Typically £2,800 a stage for PgCert, PgDip and MSc stages.
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £2,845 a stage for PgCert, PgDip and MSc stages
2016/17 academic year
Typically £12,500 for the course
2017/18 academic year
Typically £13,250 for the course
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.