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Human Resource Management (MA)


Course Description

About the course

If you want to develop a career in human resource management or employment relations and are looking for both an academic qualification and professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), then this course is for you.
Focusing on contemporary, critical and applied themes in the subject area, the course gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding necessary for the appropriate analytical, technical and behavioural responses to these issues.

See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/human-resource-management

The PgDip and PgCert

If you are simply looking to further your knowledge in a specific area, then you may choose to complete individual specialist modules, or you could complete a four-module Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) to enhance your career prospects.

All of which can be credited with CIPD for Continuing Professional Development purposes.

At this stage it is still possible to then decide to continue your study on to the Postgraduate Diploma, and then on to the full Master’s

Whether you are a human resource manager or industrial relations specialist, or looking to develop a career in a related area, the skills and knowledge you gain on this course will enable you to progress up to middle and senior management in your chosen field.

The stages of the programme

The advantage of this course from the Hertfordshire Business School is it offers students the chance to study just four modules to gain a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Human Resource Management from the University.

If you wish to take your study further and focus on the subject in more depth, by completing a further four modules including an HR Management Research Report you will ‘top up’ your PgCert to a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and meet the requirements of the CIPD Advanced Diplomas in Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development and so be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Finally, by successfully completing twelve modules, including a Dissertation/HR Management Research Report, you will achieve a full Master’s degree in HRM.

At this level you will also meet the requirements of the CIPD Advanced Diplomas in Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development, and so be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Note: Prospective students’ are advised to discuss these options with the Programme Tutor before making final decisions.

Part-time study

As a part-time student your classes will be held between 16.00 and 20.00 one day a week for two academic years from a September start date, and two and half academic years from a January start date. While these are our normal part-time patterns other options may be available.

Why choose this course?

- Gain a full Master's and the Knowledge required to gain Chartered Membership of the CIPD
- Full and part-time study options to fit around your existing commitments
- Choose your level of study to suit your career aspirations

Careers

The programme will appeal particularly to those interested in a career in human resource management, industrial/employment relations and also to those responsible more generally for managing people in organisations.

Teaching methods

We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered.

Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination. You will also design and conduct your own research dissertation and/or Human Resource Management Research Report, helped by research methodology training and the guidance of your academic supervisor.

Professional Accreditations

The Hertfordshire Business School is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to enable students who successfully complete the programme to meet the equivalent requirements of the CIPD Advanced Diplomas in Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development, and so be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/human-resource-management#how-to-apply

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate

Visit the Human Resource Management (MA) page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An honours degree with classification 2.2 or better in any subject from a UK university or the equivalent from a recognised university overseas. OR Evidence of two or more years relevant work experience in human resource management, industrial relations, managing people, equal opportunities work, or as a trade union official or representative and two or more appropriate references. Or other appropriate experience as determined by the Programme Tutor and two or more appropriate references.

Course Fees

UK/EU Students: Full time £6,100, Part time £510 per module; International Students: Full time £12,000


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