The programme fulfils the professional learning, training and development needs of those who are in the early part of their career in human resource management, training and development, or employee relations. It is also a means by which experienced HR or line managers can update their knowledge and understanding of good practice and ground their experience within a theoretical context.
- Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
- The Ulster University Business School has an excellent track record of teaching a current, professionally relevant and engaging curriculum from our full-time, subject expert, academic staff.
The aims and learning outcomes of the course are achieved through the application of a variety of teaching and learning methods across the modules including lectures, seminars, tutorials, online learning, case studies, residentials and visiting speakers.
The course team contribute to the research base in areas of Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development which provides excellent local and international case study examples to support teaching.
- Format and assessment -
Students work towards a Postgraduate Certificate during the first year of the course, then a Postgraduate Diploma in the second year and then towards the full Master's qualification.
There are eight taught modules on the programme as follows:
Year 1 - Leading, Managing and Developing People - Resourcing and Talent Management - HRM in Context - Organisation Design and Development
Year 2 - Investigating a Business Issue - Developing Skills for Business Leadership - Employee Relations - Employment Law
Alongside the year 2 modules, students also complete a Management Research Report (PgDip exit) or a Dissertation (MSc HRM) with the guidance of an academic supervisor. Students can opt to complete the Dissertation during a third year of study.
Students attend two lectures each week covering two subject areas. Assessment is via coursework and meets the requirements of the CIPD so that graduates from the course can leave with both an Ulster University and a CIPD qualification.
This course is very relevant to those in the HR profession, seeking to further their experience and/or career development opportunities. In addition, Professional Membership of the CIPD is vital for employability within the HR profession. CIPD are recognised in the UK and Ireland, Europe and increasingly further afield.
Employers' expectations confirm that successful HR professionals need to understand the business, its context and their role in sustaining the business. Above all employers want the assurance that they are employing someone who can do the job so academic and professional recognition has become increasingly important for employment within the profession. This course attracts a diverse range of applicants from the public, private and third sectors and this provides great opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.
Alumni from this course can be found in leading HR positions both at home and abroad.
1. Over 92% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. 2. We are a top UK university for providing courses with a period of work placement. 3. Our teaching and the learning experience we deliver are rated at the highest level by the Quality Assurance Agency. 4. We recruit international students from more than 100 different countries. 5. More than 4,000 students from over 50 countries have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University.
To help spread the cost of your studies, tuition fees can be paid back in monthly instalments while you learn. If you study for a one-year, full-time master’s, you can pay your fees up-front, in one lump sum, or in either five* or ten* equal monthly payments. If you study for a master’s on a part-time basis (e.g. over three years), you can pay each year’s fees up-front or in five or ten equal monthly payments each year. This flexibility allows you to spread the payment of your fees over each academic year. Find out more by visiting https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/postgraduate
A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Scholarships recognise the many ways in which our students are outstanding in their subject. Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards. Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/scholarships