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  Human Resource Management - MA

University of Northampton    Faculty of Business and Law

Full time & Part time September MA 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Business & Management (5)

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Are you interested in a rewarding career in Human Resource Management? Look no further than the MA in Human Resource Management at UON. This programme is designed to develop you as a skilled HR professional, equipped with the knowledge and practical experience needed to excel in the field. With a focus on strategic and operational HRM, you will gain a deep understanding of successful people management in organizations. The programme offers a range of modules that cover contemporary debates, policies, and practices, ensuring you stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry. To be eligible, a recognized degree in HRM or related disciplines is required, along with at least a year of experience in a HR or general management role. Join us and unlock exciting career opportunities in HRM/HRD!

About the course

The aim of this masters in Human Resource Management is to develop you as an HR professional. You will be introduced to specialised knowledge and research evidence giving you an in depth understanding of successful people management in organisations. Perhaps more importantly, you will practice the tools and techniques of strategic and operational HRM giving you practical, insight-driven experience which will help further your career.

Human Resources can be an exciting, rewarding and challenging career that can take you anywhere in the world.


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Entry Requirements

To study MA Human Resources Management at UON you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Honours degree from a UK University (or an international equivalent) in human resource management, or in business, commerce, management or related disciplines.

It would be an advantage for applicants to have experience of working in a HR or general management role for at least a year.

You may be invited to an interview with the Programme Leader to assess your suitability for entry to the course.

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The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000.

You will need to be a current student to apply, and the criteria for applications is as follows:
- Training and Research – conferences or training which enhance education or employability
- Extracurricular Activities, Volunteering or Sport – with a clear and positive social impact
- Student Project – including new and innovative projects where there is an opportunity for social impact. We would also recommend that you liaise with the Changemaker Hub before you apply

The Panel will consider applications against the following criteria:
- Whether it meets the criteria
- The quality of the application (eg presentation, communication of the proposed activity and costs)
- Potential impact of the award on the student, University or wider community, particularly in relation to the University’s Changemaker Commitments
- The supporting statement

Deadline: application deadlines are 30 October, 28 February and 30 May each year.

If you would like more information before you apply, please email

Please note that this Fund is unable to cover tuition fees, costs of accommodation or commuting to campus, or costs for placements where this forms part of the course.

For Terms and Conditions please visit

Value of Scholarship(s)

£100 to £1,000


You must be a current student to apply.

Application Procedure

Please visit The Chancellor's Fund page of our website and download the application form:

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The Sir Thomas White Charity provides loans and grants to support and encourage young people to progress their employment and career prospects by funding educational and training needs.

Sir Thomas White’s Northampton Charity Grant Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 to support individuals to access education at any educational establishment or employment opportunities.

The Fund can be used for:
- education or training leading to a recognised qualification
- training/courses leading to relevant trade skills.

You can find out more about the Sir Thomas White Charity at

For more information about this scholarship please email

For Terms and Conditions please visit

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £1,000


To apply you must be:
- aged between 25 and 34 years or
- aged between 16-34 years if attending Moulton College
- a current resident of Northampton and have resided there for (at least) the last five years. The Trustees have recently widened this boundary to include some additional areas. To check if your area is within the required boundary, please check the area boundary map on the Sir Thomas White Charity website.

Application Procedure

To apply for the Sir Thomas White Charity Grant, please download and complete the application form from our website.

Applications are closed for the 22/23 academic year. Applications for the 2023/2024 will open soon.

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The T D Lewis Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,000. This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence or potential.

T D Lewis was a Northampton shoe manufacturer who left the sum of £1,000 for the provision of a scholarship or scholarships for educational purposes in the County of Northampton. His daughter, Margaret Lewis, gave to the trustees an additional payment for further scholarships.

For more information about this scholarship please email

For Terms and Conditions please visit

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £1,000


To apply, you must already attend, or have gained a place, at the University of Northampton. Suitable applicants will be required to attend an interview by the trustees late in the summer term and will be notified of the results shortly afterwards.

Application Procedure

Applications are now closed, the deadline was 31 May 2022.
Applications will reopen again soon.

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The University of Northampton is proud to welcome students from across the globe and to recognise the high academic achievements of many of our international student body, we are pleased to offer the International Scholarship. There is no limit to the number of awards, made automatically to students who qualify.

Any award will take the form of a 10%, 20%, or 30% reduction in the cost of tuition fees for the full length of the programme of study, with the exception of all Nursing programmes, where the maximum scholarship available is 10% for each year.

Visit the University of Northampton's website for general Terms and Conditions:

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to 30% reduction in tuition fees


You must hold an offer to study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme (BA, BSc, BEng, MEng, LLB, Joint Honours, MA, MSc, LLM or MBA) at the University of Northampton.

You must have been assessed as an overseas fee payer. For more detailed information on whether you fall into this category please refer to the UKCISA guide ‘Will I pay Home or Overseas fees?'

UK and EU nationals who are eligible for a maintenance loan from Student Finance England will not qualify.
Students studying for a course validated by the University at a partner institution will not qualify.

Application Procedure

Scholarship awards are made in parallel with an application to study at the University - applicants are not required to make a separate application for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on the merit of each individual’s application and academic eligibility.

Applicants will be notified if they have received a scholarship in their offer letter. Where an award is conditional, applicants are required to demonstrate that they meet the scholarship conditions outlined in their offer letter. Scholarship decisions are final and no further correspondence relating to awards or eligibility will be entered into.

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