The MA Human Resource Management is of particular interest to those professionals who wish to further their careers and assume senior HR positions. The course is suited both to those already working in HR (at any level) as well as those who aspire to do so. Successful completion of the course, not only gives you the award of the MA HRM but also gives you the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) Advanced Level Diploma, CIPD Associate Membership and the opportunity to apply to upgrade to CIPD Chartered status.
Assessment is both formative and summative. It is designed to appeal to – and test – students from wide range of traditions. Methods are varied and include assignments written in report and essay format, comparative analyses, case studies, a skills development portfolio, presentations and group work. There are also two exams. The exams take place only in the first semester and are required by the CIPD across all approved programmes. Exam briefing is given is giving to help prepare you for these assessments.
There will also be a dissertation which carries 60 credits. The dissertation requires you to conduct a piece of empirical research on a topic of your choice (and approved by your tutor). Most students choose to conduct their research on a key ‘people management’ issue within their own organisation.
Students gain Associate Membership of the CIPD and you can apply for professional upgrading with the Institute linked to your professional experience to achieve Chartered Membership or Fellowship following successful completion of your programme of study. Our dedicated CIPD professional adviser can guide you on your application to upgrade to Chartered status.
You will need to join the CIPD when you begin your course.
Upgrading to Chartered Membership or Chartered Fellowship of the CIPD enables you to use the designate letters CMCIPD or CFCIPD, further enhancing your employability.
The MA Human Resource Management course consists of six taught modules and a dissertation. In the first semester only, there is also one Saturday team skills workshop, one afternoon/evening assessment preparation/taught session and a two-day (Friday and Saturday) block release to address business and HRM strategy and exam preparation.
The taught modules are:
Leading, Managing and Developing People (20 credits)
Contextualising Management (20 credits)
Research Methods in Human Resource Management (20 credits)
Subject-related option choices (a) – choose three from the following:
HRM: Resourcing and Talent Management (20 credits)
Employment Law and Practice (20 credits)
Managing Employment Relations in Contemporary Organisations (20 credits)
Employee Engagement (20 credits)
Learning and Talent Development (20 credits)
Students may choose to take one extension of knowledge option (b) from the list below in place of one of the subject-related option choices above:
Cross-Cultural Management (20 credits) (delivered during the day only)
Strategic International Human Resource Management (20 credits) (delivered during the day only)
Diversity and Inclusion: Policy, Practice and the Law (20 credits)
Students may elect to take Cross-Cultural Management (20 credits, delivered during the day only) in place of one of these subject related option choices. Modules usually run in the evenings with daytime delivery depending on demand. Delivery of all option modules also depends on their being sufficient demand for them.
More information on the modules can be found here.
After the course
For candidates who already work in HR or who wish to specialise in particular fields within this profession: successful completion of this CIPD approved Masters Programme and attainment of Chartered Membership or Fellowship of the CIPD is often a vital component to career progression and advancement, either within your current organisation or within another organisation.
For candidates wishing to enter HR: in today’s marketplace, successful completion of this CIPD approved Masters Programme and attainment of Associate CIPD Membership is often a pre-requisite to successful entry to the field of HR within organisations.
Candidates on the MA HRM programme are employed in a variety of organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
A successful applicant will normally be required to have: A good bachelor’s degree at 2.2 or above or equivalent in an appropriate field (e.g. business, law or social science qualification). Exceptionally, candidates with significant HR experience at a senior level may be considered.Interviews are generally required for non-standard entry. IELTS: Minimum of 6.Following successful completion and the award of a Postgraduate Diploma of HRM at a CIPD-approved or awarded centre (with an average of at least 55% per module), students may apply through Admissions for a place on the MAHRM ‘top up.’