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  • Entry requirements
    To be considered for the MA Human Resource Management programme you must normally hold a good 2nd class Honours degree in a related Business or Management discipline or any other discipline that is acceptable to the Business School.
  • Academic Title
    Human Resource Management Master in Arts
  • Course description
    The effective management of human resources is a challenging task in any business organisation. Coventry University Business School’s MA Human Resource Management (HRM) has been accredited by the most important professional organisation in the world, namely the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

    A CIPD accredited award is an essential award to enable students to progress in any career linked to human resource management.

    The MA Human Resource Management (HRM) has been designed to meet and reflect CIPD’s professional standards and expectations. It is aimed at individuals wishing to pursue or develop their professional careers within an HRM context.

    Reasons to choose Human Resource Management MA degree

    The course will provide students with the essential requirements needed to work within the broad context of people management and development.

    Through the analysis of models, theoretical frameworks, past and current HRM practices and skills workshops, students will be able to develop sound skills and strategies with which to support organisations achieve their objectives and add value.

    The course is designed to encourage a wide exposure to a range of organisations and integral to the programme is a minimum of six weeks work placement within an organisation’s HRM department.

    The work placement provides students with an opportunity to assess the theories learned within the class to the realities of a business organisation.

    Future prospects

    This programme is suited to graduates whose interests are exploring the relationship between HR and other organisational functions that contribute to personnel practitioners achieving corporate objectives.

    Exceptions to this will be considered on an individual basis.

    Course content

    The following is a guide to the modules you would study on the MA Human Resource Management programme.

    Semester 1

        * Employee Relations
        * Managing in a strategic Business Context
        * Managing Information for Competitive Advantage
        * Managing for Results
        * Managing and Leading People

    Semester 2

        * Learning and Development
        * Employee Rewards
        * Strategic Personnel and Development
        * Research Methods
        * People Management and Development

    Select one option from

        * Employment Law
        * International HRM

    Semester 3

        * Research Methods
        * Dissertation

    The Human Resource Management master's degree programme (pdf) provides further information.

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