Progress your HR career while fitting your studies around work and home commitments with our ‘day release’ course. Our postgraduate qualification is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD) and held by HR professionals around the world.
If you’re aspiring to be an effective HR practitioner – whether you're working as a manager or consultant in a generalist or specialist role – this is the must-have qualification. It will allow you to develop your understanding of organisations and the changing environment in which HR teams operate. Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem-solving techniques, you’ll learn how to develop and implement creative, strategic plans that drive organisational performance.
CIPD approved centre logo You’ll study part-time while continuing to work, coming to campus once a week and using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at other times. You can choose to study with us in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough.
Our students register as associate members of CIPD, and enjoy exclusive access to journals, reports, time-saving resources, library services, as well as professional development guidance and networking opportunities. Once you’re in work, you’ll be able to upgrade to full membership.
Here at Lord Ashcroft International Business School, we have over 25 years’ experience of delivering CIPD qualifications and a high achievement rate: 100% of our MA Human Resource Management graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE, 2014). So by studying with us, we think you have the best chance of success.
Please note: if you've achieved the CIPD Professional Development Standards in the last five years, or the Advanced Diploma Standards, or the Anglia Ruskin Postgraduate Diploma in HRM on the block or part-time route, you can top-up your award to progress to the MA in Human Resource Management by undertaking two modules focusing your international and global understanding alongside a dissertation.
For immediate progression to the full-time MA in Human Resource Management programme in Cambridge, you have the option of undertaking Global HRM and a Masters dissertation at completion of your award.
Cambridge: Monday 1-7pm Chelmsford: Monday 1-7pm University Centre Peterborough: Wednesday 2-9pm
Our course has a strong focus on the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in human resource management. It’s essential if you’re preparing for, or aspiring to, managerial roles in HR either in UK or abroad.
Your qualification will be recognised by CIPD, the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.
Modules & assessment
Year one, core modules: Human Resource Management in Context Resourcing and Talent Management Leading, Managing and Developing People Developing Skills for Business Leadership
Year two, core modules: Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision Employment Law Managing Employee Relations Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resources Perspective
We’ll assess you in a number of ways, including written reports and essays, oral presentations, case study analysis, exams and a portfolio.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.