MA Human Resource Management
Our MA Human Resource Management is a highly valued postgraduate qualification with an international reputation for quality. It is designed for those who want to pursue senior level careers in human resource management (HRM) in the UK or internationally and covers essential skills for your professional development and future career.
The programme is genuinely international in focus and is grounded in the leading-edge research conducted by the teaching team. This research-led teaching means that the programme also provides an excellent grounding if you are interested in research careers or doctoral studies.
The MA Human Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as meeting the advanced-level underpinning knowledge of an HR professional.
You can opt to take the HR practitioner pathway which will not only equip you with the knowledge required to gain professional membership of the CIPD, but also the opportunity to develop key skills and behaviours that have been identified, by the CIPD, as capturing what successful HR people do. The Practitioner Pathway includes additional practical and interactive skills sessions, led by industry specialists and informed by the CIPD HR Profession Map.
The HR practitioner pathway is optional but strongly recommended if you aspire to become an HR professional practitioner.
Our MA Human Resource Management is available full-time (one year) or part-time (two or three years).
Module choices and the HR practitioner pathway
To cover the underpinning knowledge for CIPD membership, if you choose to take the HR practitioner pathway, you must choose Industrial Relations and either Training and Development or Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective. The third option is your choice.
For further details please see the Taught Masters Programmes brochure.
- A good quality Bachelors degree usually in the social sciences or equivalent qualification and relevant experience. Applications with a good quality degree from a non social science background will also be considered.
- If you are not from the UK please visit equivalent qualifications to find out about entry requirements from non-UK countries.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language you need to attain one of the following:
- TOEFL iBT: At least 92 overall with a minimum of 20 in Listening, 22 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing.
- IELTS test you need to achieve a score of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5.
Graduates have the skills and knowledge for a senior-level career in human resource management. Recent graduates work for blue-chip multinationals such as Canon, Rolls-Royce and British Aerospace.
The course also offers opportunities if you want to study at research or doctoral level.