MA Human Resource Management

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Is this course for me?

If you’re looking to progress within the field of Human Resources, this course will help you to achieve your goals and become an astute and proficient HR practitioner.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), our MA in Human Resource Management will develop your knowledge, skills and competence in human resource management.

Led by highly dedicated specialists with advanced professional experience and active research profiles, this programme allows you to choose the areas to specialise in and tailor the programme to suit you.

This programme is designed for professionals who have an organisational responsibility for human resources at an operational, tactical or strategic level and are looking for professional and career development.

What will this course cover?

The main aim of this Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) accredited programme is to enable you to perform effectively as a human resource professional by developing the knowledge, skills and competence you require to be an astute and capable HR practitioner.

Through detailed study of business and human resource management (HRM), it offers a balance between the relevant academic concepts, theoretical frameworks and academic knowledge and practical knowledge and skills.

The programme is designed to provide an overall strategic perspective on human resource management and is structured to offer you the opportunity to select areas of specialism.

This programme provides the knowledge required for a professional level of CIPD membership.

Why choose this course?

A top-up programme is also offered for students who already hold the CIPD Postgraduate Diploma qualification. Students are required to complete the research methods module which takes place over six evening workshops between October and December. Students are then allocated to a dissertation supervisor who will support them to prepare a 15,000 word individual dissertation based on an HR related management topic. On successful completion of their dissertation, students will be awarded an MA in Human Resource Management.

  • What are the modules?

    Core modules:

    • Leading, Managing and Developing People
    • Performance Management
    • Human Resource Management in Context
    • Developing Skills for Effective use of Information
    • Essential Human Resource Management
    • Dissertation/Management Report.

    Optional modules include:

    • Employment Law
    • Organisation, Design and Development
    • Learning and Talent Development
    • Profiting from Diversity
    • Organisational Psychology.
Entry Requirments

What are the entry requirements?

For the MA programme,  applicants must hold an honours degree (or equivalent) but  alternatively a CIPD Intermediate qualification and experience in HR would be appropriate.

For the top-up programme only, applicants should hold a graduate/full CIPD membership or a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Applicants will normally be interviewed before acceptance onto any routes of this programme.

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