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Human Resource Management & Development (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)

IN BRIEF:

  • Achieve a qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) with one of the UK’s leading providers
  • Study part-time and gain a CIPD Advanced Level Diploma in just 18 months
  • Enhance your employability by developing the skills needed to motivate, manage and reward employees
  • Part-time study option
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

COURSE SUMMARY

On this programme, you will develop your understanding of human resource management and development practices across a variety of organisational settings.

This is an Advanced Level programme, recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as providing the necessary knowledge for Associated Chartered Membership. Full-time students automatically gain entrance to the CIPD National conference and Exhibition in Manchester - the leading HRM conference in the UK. On completion of the course and successfully meeting the accredited CIPD standards, you will also receive an Advanced Level Certificate from the Institute.

Full-time students automatically gain entrance to the CIPD National conference and Exhibition in Manchester - the leading HRM conference in the UK.

You can study this programme full-time, part-time during the day and part-time in the evening.

Part time evening programme

This programme also runs as a part time evening programme, one evening per week over two years. This is intended for graduates who currently work in the field and who require professional accreditation as well as those who intend to move into a career in Human Resource Management and Development.

COURSE DETAILS

This course is designed for graduates with a background in business or business related studies, who wish to specialise in HRM with a view to pursuing a career as an HRM practitioner either as a functional specialist or in other areas of management which involves significant people management responsibilities.  On completion you will have developed as a manager of people by learning specialist knowledge and the application of theory and practice in the main specialist areas which comprise HRM.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and specialist skills to effectively select, motivate, manage and reward employees to maximise their potential and the potential of their respective organisations. You will also become a reflective practitioner and enhance your learning and development capabilities.

TEACHING

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities.

The course is currently delivered in four blocks, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. 

Students study a single module for a 6 week period. Face to face teaching is delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 6 week blocks, with independent study completed in your own time through Blackboard.  Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.

Substantial use is made of distance learning through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, and a wide range of academic journals and texts are available in both paper and electronic formats. Tutorials allow you to reflect on lecture materials and benefit from discussion and group work.

The dissertation element offers a further opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and skills in a more flexible environment.

ASSESSMENT

During your course, a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include: essays, assignments, exams, multiple-choice tests, online tests, group reports and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules, but exams still play a major role.

EMPLOYABILITY

You will gain a highly regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.

This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors.

Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Cooperative Insurance Services
  • Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Premier Travel Inn
  • BUPA
  • Thomson Holidays
  • BT
  • DTS Logistics
  • The NHS

LINKS WITH INDUSTRY

You will be encouraged to attend CIPD Manchester Branch events and join meetings of the Manchester Industrial Relations Society. Our course team also maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organisations, commentators and employers.

Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.

Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.


Visit the Human Resource Management & Development (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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