M.A. Human Resource Management

University of East London

Tuition fee:
  • € 8,490 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,880 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015, February  2016
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The MA in HRM has been developed to provide you with a comprehensive and systematic theoretical grounding in key HRM topics and their relationship to sustained organisational performance. The programme has been designed to meet the professional standards and behaviours identified in the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) HR Profession Map; therefore, you will gain skills and competencies to apply new knowledge for business and organisational improvements and CIPD accredited membership.

You will explore themes of developing talent, employment engagement, effective reward management and effective leadership and people management in uncertain times.

MA in Human Resource Management at UEL
The programme will offer the opportunity to:

* Focus on the development of HR practitioner skills and behaviours through dedicated skill workshops that will support your HR career
* Access to teaching staff with complementary HRM academic and HR practitioner experience to support your development in the field
* Access extra curricular RDBS events, workshops and competitions related to your specialism
* Work with experienced HR Directors from a range of organisations, as guest speakers
* Benefit from access to Knowledge Dock, UELs Enterprise Development service connecting students to business opportunities and RDBS researchers to industry and knowledge exchange


Typical duration
The programme will be run on a full-time and part-time basis. Full-time students will complete the programme in a year (three semesters). Part-time students will complete the programme in two years (six semesters). The modules are run in a sequential order so students will be able to move between the modes of delivery to accommodate changes to their financial or domestic arrangements. The structure of the teaching hours (1.30pm-9.00pm) reflects the practical and practitioner focus of the programme, as this allows for part-time students to study and work with minimal extraction costs to their companies and full-time students have the opportunity within their timetables for placement activities.

The programme will be offered on a full-time and part-time basis with a September start. The full-time programme will be taught on a half-day and evening basis for two days a week. If you are studying the programme on a part-time basis you will complete the programme over two years and attend university one day a week on the same half-day and evening basis. The programme also includes a weekend residential for all modules to ensure the opportunity for the fuller and more intensive development of relevant skills and behaviours.

The MA in HRM will consist of five modules, four 30 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation module. All of the modules are core; however, students will have the option of exiting the programme on completion of four 30 credit core taught modules and a 30 credit Management Report, and will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM.

Learning environment
We see the programme as highly participative; with everyone sharing information, ideas, experiences and values, and helping each other to gain the maximum benefit from the programme as a group and develop as to develop as individual HR practitioners and senior managers. The teaching and learning activities have been designed to encourage these behaviours. Therefore; all modules will consist of a combination of the following learning approaches: schedules lectures; seminars and workshops; organisational visits and weekend workshops focusing on the practical application of key theories and the use of Wiki and online discussion boards. In order support the development of your practitioner skills you will also be exposed to Senior HR professionals who will provide guest lectures on the programme.

Each module is assessed using a range of assessment methods. These may include group presentations, individual written essays, role play and case study report evaluation, unseen examinations and independent research reports. The overall aim of the assessment strategy is to support the ethos of encouraging not just the acquisition of knowledge but the ability to apply this knowledge in realistic and complex business and organisational scenarios. Assignments will be frequently focused your own organisation or organisations you are familiar with. In order to encourage the development of reflective practitioner skills and to receive the CIPD accreditation for the programme you will also be required to submit a Continuing Professional Development record at the end of each module and a CPD plan and CV for the coming year in their final module.


* A UK Honours Degree (2:2 minimum) with two years relevant managerial or HR Work Experience
* Equivalent overseas degree recognised by UEL with two years relevant managerial or HR work experience
* Degree-equivalent professional qualification e.g. CPP and two years managerial or HR work experience
* International students require an IELTS score of 7.0 (with no component score less than 6.5).
* Students meeting the above criteria in their application forms will be interviewed by the Programme Leader prior to a formal offer being made.

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS *** (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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