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MSc Human Resource Management

Course Description

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to make an improved contribution to your current or future employing organisation. As such the course emphasises your skill development, it is demanding of your time, energy and commitment. You will be taught by tutors who are experienced HR Practitioners who are either Chartered Members or Fellows of the CIPD.

In addition to University of Wales degree, you will be able to demonstrate the knowledge requirements and, through the provision of work based learning of the activities and behaviour aspect, sufficent evidence to lead to Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Course Content and Structure

You should be self directed and able to act autonomously by applying knowledge and skills gained to your management practice. You will creatively deal with complex human resource issues and uncertainty through using systematic models and procedures.

You will communicate clearly to a range of audiences using a variety of media and be able to recognise the need for, and have the ability to implement and manage, change.

You will be confident in a variety of team roles and take leadership roles where appropriate and make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations.

You will make the strategic alignment between an organisation’s strategic goals and their human resource strategy.

Year 1 (Level 7)

Developing and applying Business Skills from a Human Resource perspective
Human Resource Management in Context
Managing, Leading and Developing People

Year 2 (Level 7)

Organisational Development and Design
Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management
Managing the Employment Relationship
Resourcing and Talent Management

Year 3 (Level 7)

Internal Consultancy

The Internal Consultancy will involve workshops and individual tutorials through Year 3 of the programme.

Students are required to attend a three day weekend residential in Year 2, which is devoted to the development of skills in the above areas.


Assessment is based on a combination of the following methods: Exam, Individual Assignment, Group Presentation, Individual Presentation, Report, Portfolio, Dissertation

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a business related subject or;A CIPD Certificate in Business Awareness and Advanced Professional Study (CBAAPS); or the Developing Business Awareness and Study Skills Award (DBASS) plus three years HR experience at advisory level or; An equivalent Level 6 qualification in a relevant subject, plus three years HR experience at advisory level. We will also consider non-graduates with a minimum of three years relevant HR experience at the appropriately senior level of responsibility.All applicants will be interviewed by the School of Business and Management.

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