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MA Human Resource Management

Course Description

MA Human Resource Management is one of our courses fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) against its latest professional standards, giving students the opportunity to apply for Chartered (Full) Membership. Based in Greenwich London, The MA is aimed at both aspiring and experienced HR professionals.

This course will help you to become adaptable, well-informed and proficient in a range of managerial skills, developing a critical awareness of current problems and insights in the discipline of HRM.

You can study part-time (two evenings a week for two years) or full-time (four evenings a week for one year) plus three workshops over the duration of the course. See 'key facts' for further details.

The aims of this degree are:

- To establish a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems and insights in the field of HRM, informed by cutting edge academic research and professional practice

- To develop a range of business skills applied to the management of people and organisations

- To encourage a conceptual understanding of HRM that enables the student to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship.

Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/hr/persdev

Human Resources

Our programmes are designed to provide Continuing Professional Development for HR practitioners, with several years work experience, and will prepare you for senior organisation roles. You will learn how to approach business problems strategically and combine academic and practical approaches.

What you'll study

- Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 credits)
- Human Resource Management in Context (15 credits)
- Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 credits)
- Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods (15 credits)
- Learning and Talent Development. (15 credits)
- Resourcing and Talent Management (15 credits)
- Reward Management (15 credits)
- Human Resources Strategy (15 credits)
- Dissertation (45 credits)

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:
- Postgraduate finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/pg)
- International students' finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/international)


Students are assessed through examinations, essays, reports, online learning logs and a dissertation. Assessment approaches will vary according to the course studied.

Professional recognition

The MA usually leads towards students obtaining full Chartered membership of the CIPD. Candidates are advised to check the Chartered membership requirements directly with the CIPD.

Career options

Graduate may pursue opportunities in HR-related disciplines.

Find out about the teaching and learning outcomes here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/643992/Prog-Spec-MA-Pers-and-Development.pdf

Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply

Visit the MA Human Resource Management page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Tashoy Ashley

"The most interesting thing about the MA is that it is different. It is not your typical degree, it is very interactive, you get an opportunity to mix theory with practice and that is, very useful in my profession.

I would recommend the MA Personnel and Development because it will improve your expertise in terms of becoming a human resource practitioner and whilst studying you will be gaining your professional qualification at the same time. There are vast career opportunities, and I think it's a programme that helps you develop as an individual as well as your working styles and practices."


Fast Forward Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Our Fast Forward Master's Scholarship will provide £5000 support which can be taken either as a discount from the normal fee or a cash bursary.Up to 80 scholarships will be available across the university.Criteria and who can apply?- Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.- Available for part time programmes. Part time fees will be split across the first two years of study.- Students will need to have a declared household income of £40,000 or less, and will be asked to demonstrate this by providing certain information as requested by the university.- Students funded by Student Finance England (SFE) will need to ensure that SFE have "consent to share" their household income assessment with the university.- Students who receive funding from Student Finance Services European Team, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland will be asked to by the University to provide documents from their funding provider to verify their household income.- Fees will be subject to a 5% prompt payment discount if paid in full by the end of September 2016. Other fee waivers (for example the Alumni and First Class Honours waivers) will not be payable in addition to Fast Forward Master's Scholarships.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.

Application Procedure

Before applying for this scheme you must first make an application for an eligible University of Greenwich Master's programme.Applications for Fast Forward Master's Scholarships will be addressed to check whether:- They meet the eligibility tests as summarised above and as set out more fully in the self-check eligibility test (see below)- They are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree.Those applications which pass this assessment will result in scholarship offers, on a first come/ first serve basis. These offers will be conditional on the achievement of a first or upper second class degree.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above from a recognised university or higher education institute (with ideally two years relevant work experience) OR an equivalent qualification (Please contact the Programme Leader to discuss). Professionals with any previous Level 7 CIPD qualifications are welcome to apply to enter the programme with advanced standing at appropriate points (subject to completion of a minimum number of credits). Students who have not undertaken their previous study in English require an IELTS score of normally 7.0 or equivalent (with no component score less than 6.5).

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