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  • The CIPD qualifications are the most important route to achieving professional recognition and career opportunity in the Human Resources area.
  • A one year part-time programme designed to buid on the skills and knowledge gained in the CIPD postgraduate diploma.
  • A creative and diverse learning community with the participant groups representing employers from all areas of business and commerce.
  • The course focuses on achieving professional capability in the key areas of people management and development.
  • Integrates on and off-campus learning as part of our problem and practice based learning approach.

Course outline

The MA in Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) course aims to provide experienced practitioners who are CIPD qualified with a challenging programme that develops their strategic competence. It is intended to provoke and challenge you in your thinking and expectations about how and why we manage people at work. The programme also challenges you to consider how different HRM approaches may be more effective in achieving corporate success.

The course is a 'top up' qualification intended to build upon the CIPD Postgraduate Diploma in HRM. It is designed as an extension programme linked to Continuing Professional Development. The programme is research oriented with the dissertation providing the 60 postgraduate level credits needed for you to attain a full Masters degree. An initial induction and then the option to participate in the Business Research Methodology sessions are the only 'fixed' times of on-campus attendance.

Course content

The dissertation is the essential component of this Masters course. It is a demonstration of your ability to research a topic using both primary and secondary research techniques. Considerable emphasis is placed on your ability to evaluate critically, to analyse, synthesise and develop a sustainable academic argument in the area of study, and to make significant comments on HRM in practice at the strategic level. You are supported by a personal tutor, knowledgeable in their chosen area of study and who will be available for support throughout the research.

There is also the option to participate in the Business Research Methodology sessions.

We work closely with our local North Staffordshire and South Cheshire branch of the CIPD.

Accreditation

Accredited by the CIPD, leading to professional membership including chartered status.


Visit the Strategic Human Resource Management (Top-Up) - MA page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

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