The MSc Human Resource Management degree provides the knowledge and skills to enable you to become an effective HR professional.
Human Resource managementThe MSc HRM degree has been fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) since 1980 and since 2005 for online delivery. This accreditation enables the course to provide a gateway to membership of the CIPD, which is highly valued and widely accepted as a requirement of practice by employers throughout the UK and increasingly abroad.
Students who successfully complete either the PgDip or MSc (all modes of study) will meet the knowledge requirements for professional grade Membership of the CIPD.
See the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/business-management-and-accounting/study-options/postgraduate/human-resource-management
What you will study
The course is currently being redesigned, therefore there may be minor modifications to this structure. All students are required to join the CIPD as a student member within one month of commencing their course. (Please note that CIPD fees for first year only of study are paid by the university).
• Leading, Managing and Developing People
• Personal and Research Skills for Human Resource Management
• Lifelong Learning and Development
• Employee Relations
Exit Award: PgCert Human Resource Management
• Reward Management
• Resourcing and Talent Management
• Managing Human Resources in a Business Context
Plus one module from the following:
• Human Resource Management Masters Project
• Personal and Professional Development
Exit Award: PgDiploma Human Resource Management
•Human Resource Management Dissertation
Award: MSc Human Resource Management
How you will learn
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions.
Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).
Our part-time delivery mode combines aspects of distance learning and on-campus delivery. You will benefit from the support of the virtual learning environment but also face-to-face interaction with tutors and classmates.
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.
Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:
•Discussion forums - student and tutor led
•Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
•User friendly material
•Access to our online library
As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.
Placements and accreditations
The Postgraduate Diploma has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK's professional body for personnel and development specialists, since 1980. The course was successfully re-accredited in May 2011.
This course is currently delivered in full-time, part-time and online modes. Since June 2005 it has been CIPD accredited for online delivery via the University's Virtual Campus.
Students who attain the MSc will become Associate Members of the CIPD.
If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline
A good honours degree in a relevant subject. Applicants with a degree or degree equivalent qualification and relevant work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time may be considered, as may qualifications from an approved professional body. All applications must be accompanied by a Personal Assessment Form. This is a supplementary part of the selection process.