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) and covers essential skills for your professional development and future career.
The programme has an international focus and draws on the leading research of our expert teaching team. This research-led teaching means that you will also receive an excellent grounding if you are interested in research careers or doctoral studies.
Our MA Human Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the only HR institution in the world to recognise human resource professionals through chartered membership.
You can opt to take the HRM in Practice pathway, which will satisfy the entry requirements for associate membership of CIPD. This will also give you the opportunity to develop key skills and behaviours that have been identified by CIPD as capturing what successful HR people do. The HRM in Practice pathway includes additional practical and interactive skills sessions led by industry specialists and informed by the CIPD HR profession map.
This professional programmes fits around your lifestyle. You can choose to study full time over one year, or part time over two or three years.
|Length of Course||12, 24 or 36 months|
|Mode of Study||Full time or part time|
|Related Courses||MSc Management|
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 a recognised English language qualification e.g. IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with a score of 6 or more in each section.
|2015||MA Human Resource Management|
We award a range of scholarships to UK/EU and international students. There are several scholarships available for this programme that you may be eligible to apply for. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.
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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.