Human Resource Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
If you want to develop a career in human resource management or employment relations and are looking for both an academic qualification and professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), then this MA Human Resource Management course at The University of Hertfordshire is for you.

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 Human Resource Management 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
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
  • HRM Practice and Perspectives
  • Organisational Behaviour: Theory and Practice
  • Employment Relations: Theory and Practice
  • Postgraduate Research Methodology for HRM
  • Strategic HRM
Optional
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Remuneration Strategy and Practice B
  • People Resourcing
  • Remuneration: Strategy and Practice
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • International and Comparative HRM
  • Comparative Employment Relations
  • PG HRM Dissertation
  • PG HRM Dissertation/Management Research Project (CIPD) 
  • Employment Law 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Start Date: 28 September & 23 January (Part Time) 
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time, 30 Months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website
Check your fit with this programme

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time

  • UK/EU Students : £665 per 15 credits
  • International Students : £1040 per 15 credits

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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