Human Resource Management, M.A.

  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Focusing on contemporary, critical and applied themes in the subject area, the course gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding necessary for the appropriate analytical, technical and behavioural responses to these issues.

The stages of the programme

The advantage of this course from the Hertfordshire Business School is it offers students the chance to study just four modules to gain a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Human Resource Management from the University.

If you wish to take your study further and focus on the subject in more depth, by completing a further four modules including an HR Management Research Report you will ‘top up’ your PgCert to a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and meet the requirements of the CIPD Advanced Diplomas in Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development and so be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Finally, by successfully completing twelve modules, including a Dissertation/HR Management Research Report, you will achieve a full Master’s degree in HRM.

At this level you will also meet the requirements of the CIPD Advanced Diplomas in Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development, and so be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Part-time study

As a part-time student your classes will be held between 16.00 and 20.00 one day a week for two academic years from a September start date, and two and half academic years from a January start date. While these are our normal part-time patterns other options may be available, please contact Programme Tutor Michael Pye to discuss.

Why choose this course from The University of Hertfordshire?

The Hertfordshire Business School is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to enable students who successfully complete the programme to meet the equivalent requirements of the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management, and so be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

The CIPD is Europe's largest professional institute for people management and development.

  • Gain a full Master's and the knowledge required to gain Chartered Membership of the CIPD
  • Full and part-time study options to fit around your existing commitments
  • Choose your level of study to suit your career aspirations
Course length:
  • Full Time: 1 Years
  • Part Time: 2 Years
  • Part Time: 30 Months
Careers
The programme will appeal particularly to those interested in a career in human resource management, industrial/employment relations and also to those responsible more generally for managing people in organisations.

Programme Structure

Core modules
  • Comparative Employment Relations B
  • International and Comparative Human Resource Management B
  • Leadership and Management Development B
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • People Resourcing B
  • Remuneration Strategy and Practice B

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Part-time variant
    Flexible
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Academic Requirements

  • An honours degree with classification 2.2 or better in any subject from a UK university or the equivalent from a recognised university overseas.
    Or
  • Evidence of two or more years relevant work experience in human resource management, industrial relations, managing people, equal opportunities work, or as a trade union official or representative and two or more appropriate references. Or other appropriate experience as determined by the Programme Tutor and two or more appropriate references.

N.B. There is no guarantee that any or all applicants who meet the criteria will be accepted. In addition all students must produce evidence of their English Language proficiency.

N.B. Prospective students must be aware that this is not an entry level programme. It is designed for practitioners who are preparing themselves to move up to middle and senior management positions in their chosen careers and who concurrently want to achieve Chartered professional status through the CIPD. People wanting to make a career move to HRM from another area of professional work should ideally have experience of managing staff. If you have any concerns about the suitability of this programme for you please don't hesitate to contact Dr Michael Pye m.j.pye@herts.ac.uk to discuss your options.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:

- GCSE English language grade A-C

- IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)

Other English language tests are accepted.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12100 International
  • GBP 6450 EU/EEA
UK/EU Students
  • Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged on a modular basis. The cost is £510 for each 15-credit module.
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