University of Birmingham

Human Resource Management (CIPD Pathway), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
Effective local, national and global people management is a critical part of any organisation’s success. Designed for graduates from a range of backgrounds, the Human Resource Management (CIPD Pathway) from the University of Birmingham provides you with access to, and an opportunity to become a member of, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

About

With a strong focus on HRM practice and professional managerial skills development, our programme takes you further than the standard pathway. We meet the CIPD’s Advanced level criteria, so when you successfully complete the pathway you can apply for Associate, then Chartered, level membership, depending on your role and experience.

Employability

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Why study this course

By the end of the programme you will have a high standard of knowledge and understanding of the current practical, intellectual and policy challenges facing practitioners in the field of human resource management. These include:

  • The relationship between HRM and business strategy
  • The impact of HRM on company performance
  • The challenge of developing HRM strategies in an international context   
  • The implications of new individual and collective employment rights
  • Managing change and introducing new forms of work organisation
  • Ensuring that employees are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge.

In addition, you will be eligible to apply for membership of the CIPD at either Associate or Chartered level.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Human Resource Management 
  • International Perspectives on Industrial Relations 
  • Training Development
  • Leading and Managing within Organizations 
Semester 2
  • International Human Resource Management 
  • Researching Work, Employment and Employee Relations 
  • Leadership Development 
  • Change Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Monday 2 July is the application deadline for international students who require a visa to study in the United Kingdom.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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 C):

    185

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19720 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9820 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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