M.Sc. Human Resource Development (Top-up)

University of Portsmouth

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: June  2014
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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On this course you can:

* Take part in skills development workshops where you will contribute to managerial and HR-based activities
* Participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students
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What opportunities might it lead to?

We are an Accredited Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Following the PgDip which provides the generalist grounding needed to operate as an HR professional; this course equips you to operate effectively at a strategic HR level.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

* business development and consultancy
* management
* recruitment
* personnel
* human resources
* training

Contents

Depending on your mode of study, you will be taught in an intensive four-day teaching block in May, plus two days in June (for full-time students) or September (for part-time students).
You will also be allocated a supervisor who will help you plan, research and write a 15,000-word dissertation. Your dissertation subject choice will determine whether the final award is MSc Human Resource Development or MSc Human Resource Management.

The aim of the dissertation is to enable you to undertake an ordered and critical investigation of a strategic Human Resource Management or Development issue which will demonstrate your ability to work independently at Masters level, both in preparing and presenting your dissertation. It will therefore be indicative of your research potential and will demonstrate an ability to extend the existing body of HRM or HRD knowledge.

Teaching and Assessment

We combine a variety of teaching methods and our learning approach is active, participative, reflective and student-centred. You will be encouraged to develop a strategic awareness and appreciate the role of the HR professional as a business partner.

How are you assessed?

Assessment differs from unit to unit, but all consist of varying forms of coursework alongside a time-constrained assessment. You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants usually require graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a PgDip in Personnel Management or Human Resource Management.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: 75 (Grade B)

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