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MA in Human Resource Management

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  • Objectives
    This course is aimed at students who wish to gain the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification alongside a postgraduate degree. The first 2 years (Diploma in Personnel Management) provide full exemption from the CIPD’s professional examinations and lead directly to Graduate Membership of CIPD. Year 1 and 2 consist of taught modules and a Management Report (Diploma in Personnel Management). The third year entails completing a dissertation and a course on Research Methods.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Candidates should hold a primary degree (or equivalent) with experience of personnel work or related personnel activities. Due to the vocational nature of the programme, applications may be considered from candidates who are not graduates but who have relevant professional experience. Personnel/Management/Administrative related experience will be taken into consideration in selecting successful applicants. This will be based upon the level(s) that you have operated at, and the duration employed at each level. State the types of activities (recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, etc) that you have engaged in and the responsibility associated with your function/role (position/budget responsibility/number of staff responsible for). Please ensure that you state the title, course content, duration of the course and awarding body of all your qualification(s) achieved to date. Additional Information for International Students In the case of international students (from outside the European Union), it is not possible to study on a part-time basis unless you are already in the UK for other reasons and have obtained an appropriate visa. It is the student’s responsibility to check visa requirements for part-time study in the UK. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Human Resource Management
  • Course description
    Course Content
    Students will be expected to contribute through their own personal experience and by participating in group activities. The learning methods employed will allow the student to comprehend the unity of the personnel function as opposed to receiving an impression of a number of disparate activities. Both the interdependence of work in separate activity areas and the common application of techniques across these will be illustrated.

    Year 1: Managing Activities, Managing in a Business Context, Managing Information, Managing People

    Year 2: Employee Relations, Learning and Development People Management and Development, People Resourcing, Performance Management

    Year 3: Dissertation

    Assessment in the first year will consist of coursework assignments and four written exam papers. In the second year, assessment will consist of coursework assignments, five written papers and a management project report of approximately 7,000 words. Students who wish to gain a MA Human Resource Management must complete a dissertation.

    Special Features
    Students enrolled on the course will be required to register as student members of the CIPD, an additional fee is payable directly to CIPD.

    Opportunities for Careers
    Advancement in the field of Personnel Management.

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