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Enhance your career prospects in human resource (HR) management, people management and people development.

We will help you develop into a critical, efficient and reflective practitioner with the capabilities required for membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

We have been successfully delivering personnel and HR programmes for more than 40 years and the quality of our provision has been recognised by the CIPD and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Many large employers in the region have supported their employees to undertake this course, including Leeds City Council, Leeds NHS Trust, the Canal Trust and Wm Morrisons Supermarkets PLC.

If you have a PG Diploma Human Resource Management you could apply to study the final 60 credits of this qualification to gain the MA Human Resource Management.

Faculty of Business & Law website CIPD website 

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

Course Benefits

You will be taught by an experienced, highly-qualified and dedicated team of lecturers, including a Course Leader with significant experience of leading masters degrees. Compared to other institutions this course has a higher number of contact hours and the course is three semesters.

At Leeds Business School we have a great established history and high reputation for CIPD accredited courses. There are strong professional links with the national and local CIPD branch. Students come from all over the world for this course and demand for this course is growing every year. We offer personal tutoring and coaching, ensuring that you will be well supported.

Successful graduate Jo Bloor, despite having several medical operations during her MA was not only successful in completing all of her studies, but has now gone into partnership with a firm of solicitors where she will be providing a specialist HR and training service. Jo says "I appreciated the support I got from the course team in helping me make a difficult personal time a rewarding success." As a result, Jo has offered to give future students a placement in her business.


Core modules

  • Investigating a Business Issue
  • Leading, Managing & Developing People
  • Skills for Individual & Organisational Effectiveness
  • Strategic Context of HRM

Option modules

  • Employee Engagement
  • Employment Law (HR)
  • Leadership & Management Development
  • Managing Employment Relations
  • Performance & Reward


Core modules

  • Developing Skills for Professional Practice
  • Leading, Managing & Developing People
  • Dissertation
  • Strategic Context of Human Resource Management

Option modules

  • Performance & Reward
  • Designing, Delivering & Evaluating Learning & Development (online module)
  • Managing Employment Relations
  • Developing Leaders & Managers
  • Coaching & Mentoring for Organisational Action & Development
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employment Law (HR)

Job prospects

This course will provide excellent opportunities to progress your career. The CIPD qualification is required for nearly all UK-based HR jobs. While studying your course, you will be able to join the CIPD as a student member, providing you with access to the professional body’s resources and support. You will graduate with the knowledge required for professional membership of the CIPD at either associate, chartered member or chartered fellow level.

  • Human resource manager
  • Head of human resources
  • Personnel manager
  • Performance consultant

Visit the Human Resource Management - MA /PG Dip page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!




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