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Strategic Human Resource Management MA (Part time) (Full Course)

Course Description

This course is mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Certificate and Diploma. It is a three year part time programme encompassing the postgraduate certificate in year one, the postgraduate diploma in year two and progression to the dissertation stage of the MA in Strategic Human Resource Management. It is a challenging programme that develops your 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.

You will study modules that are relevant to your work issues, and be assessed in an appropriate way, set by the university tutors. This means that you will achieve both a university award and a CIPD qualification. You will need to be a studying member of the CIPD. The membership fees of approximately £120 are in addition to the tuition fees quoted above and will be payable direct to the CIPD.

Staffordshire University has over 25 years’ experience of preparing students for their professional qualification and many of our former students are now senior HR executives in local and national organisations:
-The course focuses on achieving professional capability in the key areas of people management and development.
-Integrates on and off-campus learning.
-The teaching staff are all either experienced HRM/HRD practitioners and/or hold a relevant PhD.

Course content

In the first year, you will study the following core modules:
-Human Resource Management in Context
-Developing Skills for Business Leadership
-Leading, Managing and Developing People
-Resourcing and Talent Management

In the second year, you will study the following core module:
-Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective

The remaining two option modules in the second year are determined via employer and student surveys. This ensures that the university is delivering the modules that are appropriate for the needs of our students and employers. Examples of option modules available include:
-Managing Employee Relations
-Performance Management
-Employment Law
-Learning and Talent Development
-Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring

The final year of the MA consists of:
-Research Methodology

Graduate destinations

The MA in Strategic HRM will enable you to further your career in Human Resources and upon successful completion, you will also be in a position to upgrade your CIPD membership to chartered or fellow status.

Graduates have progressed to senior HR roles at organisations large and small, both locally and internationally, including Alton Towers and Virgin Media.

Visit the Strategic Human Resource Management MA (Part time) (Full Course) page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will have at have least two years' experience of working in HR in a managerial, senior managerial or strategic role and/or a first degree/CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate. All candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability and will be provided with appropriate information, advice and guidance. All applicants will be expected to have attained a level 2 qualification in Maths and English (e.g. Key Skills, Functional Skills or Adult Numeracy/Literacy) . An English language qualification of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required by all candidates.

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