About the course This programme will provide you with an opportunity for professional development and for enhanced career development at a time when a Masters qualification is becoming increasingly recognised by employers in all sectors of the economy.
The MSc Human Resource Management is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as meeting the knowledge requirements that are pre-requisite for Chartered Membership or Chartered Fellowship of the CIPD. This is the gold-standard for the HR profession with the CIPD having around 135,000 chartered and studying members in the UK.
Why study this course?
• develop your knowledge and understanding of the major elements of managerial, personnel and development principles and practice; • enable you to demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary issues and current thinking about organisations and their management in relation to external and internal contexts; • provide knowledge and a critical understanding of conceptual frameworks, perspectives and issues associated with the management of human resources, and enable you to apply this to practical, organisational situations; • promote the understanding and critical evaluation of the contribution of particular HR strategies, processes, procedures and practices to organisational performance; • develop your key managerial skills for personnel and development; • enable you to promote a critical and analytical approach to the use of information in human resourcing situations; • enrich your learning and enhance your self confidence by providing opportunities for you to make use of your occupational and organisational experience and skills; • increase your awareness and understanding of the changing context for the practice of human resourcing; • improve your career development and promotion prospects.
You will complete five core modules:
• HRM in its Business Context • People Resourcing and Talent Management • Learning and Talent Development • Research methods and Professional Skills • Dissertation
With our specialist elective modules you can develop skills and knowledge in an area of your own particular interest. Whilst completing your dissertation in your second year you will also undertake three elective modules. The specialist options we offer may include:
• Managing Employee Relations and Engagement • Performance Management • Reward Management • Employment Law • Leadership and Management Development • Organisation Design and Organisation Development • Developing Coaching Competence • Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision • E-HR • HRM in an International Environment • CSR and diversity in HRM
Opportunities for progression Graduates from our previous HRM Masters programme report that the learning has enhanced their credibility at work and improved their career prospects, for example, former students have gone on to establish their own businesses, study for a PHD and gaining promotions
Entry requirements: Applicants should have a first degree or other qualification at an equivalent level or be able to provide sufficient evidence of capability to successfully complete a programme of study at Masters level. Applicants should also have relevant work experience related to management and/or human resource management.
Applicants with educational qualifications at a lower level than a first degree will be asked to provide some evidence of capability to study on a Masters programme. Typically these applicants might be asked to complete a short assignment that would be assessed at interview by the Programme Leader. If applicants have completed the Certificate in Personnel Practice or the Certificate in Human Resourcing Practice they would be assessed on an appropriate piece of work from that programme.