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

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    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    4430
    Tuition (Year)
    2630
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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Once you have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (or equivalent), you can progress to this Master’s top-up course. Through an intensive learning block and a self-chosen dissertation, you can become a highly competent HR practitioner with specialist skills to match your chosen career path.
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  • Fees and funding

About

What will I experience?

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
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection

What opportunities might it lead to?

We are an Approved 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

Programme Assessment

You will be taught in an intensive four-day teaching block in May.You will be allocated a supervisor who will help you plan and research your dissertation. Your dissertation subject choice will determine whether the final award is MSc Human Resource Development or MSc Human Resource Management.You will be supported by your supervisor through email, Skype, telephone conversations and where possible, face-to-face meetings.After the four-day teaching block in May, you will then work on your 2,000 word dissertation proposal for submission in late June and this represents 10 per cent of the total mark.The 13,000 word dissertation represents 90 per cent of the total mark with submission in September for full-time students and in April for part-time students.

Student Destinations

On this course you will develop your knowledge and understanding of HR strategy and practice, as well as participate in several skills development workshops. Student-centred learning activities relating to both human resource and managerial related activities form the basis for the units, enabling you to enhance your people management and HR specific skills. Reflections upon personal competence and competence development further equip you with the ability to make an active contribution to business performance.Roles our graduates have taken on include:
  • benefits analyst
  • human resource officer
  • human resource systems manager
  • personnel adviser
  • recruitment consultant
  • training and development coordinator

Programme Structure

Module Details

You will attend a half day induction followed by a four day research methods workshop in May. After the four day research methods workshop in May, you will work on your 2,000 word dissertation proposal for submission in July (full time students) or August (part time students). Following completion of your research proposal, you will be allocated a supervisor who will help you to plan and research a 13,000 word dissertation for submission in November for full time students and the following April for part time students. Your supervisor will support you through email, Skype, telephone conversations, and where practicable, face-to-face meetings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 6 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Advanced Level 7 Qualification either through the completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or Personnel Management or the level 7 qualification at a CIPD accredited centre. If a Pg Diploma was gained more than 5 years previously, Chartered Fellows and Chartered Members of the CIPD may be eligible to apply through a specific RPL route.

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

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 4430 International
  • GBP 2630 EU/EEA

Funding

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