Human Resource Management And Employment Law MA

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Location Stoke-on-Trent Campus
Duration 2 Years

2018/19 New Entrants, Part Time

  • Home and EU students: £3172.50 per year of study
  • Taught by renowned academic experts who are research active in their field.

  • Students develop skills and competencies in a variety of areas, including communication, research and analysis of complex information.

  • This unique course is interdisciplinary in nature and provides students with the opportunity to complete a dissertation on a subject of their choice, which can also act as a gateway to doctoral study if so desired.

  • The blended learning nature of this course ensures it can be completed by those combining study with employment.

Course outline

In contemporary society, the world of human resource management and employment law has expanded significantly in recent years. The taught content incorporates a critical examination of the changing ideas within human resource management, the nature of the employer-employee relationship within employment relations, the employment contract and associated issues such as appointment and dismissal. The course also explores legal issues such as management of the employee within the context of discipline and conduct, performance, stress at work as well as traditional areas such termination, redundancy and the role of the Employment Tribunal.

This course is being offered as a blended learning course with a combination of face to face learning which will be supported by the use of online resources via a virtual learning environment.

This course is particularly suited to graduates seeking a specialist route to enter the field of human resource management and employment law. The course will provide a starting point for those seeking elements of CIPD accreditation and provides expertise for those seeking to work within the sectors of human resource management, mediation and arbitration, recruitment and personnel management, trade union roles and others who need specialist legal knowledge and understanding within this area.


Course Fees and Finance

The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 90 credits in your first year of study and the other 90 credits in your second year of study. If you follow this pattern of study you will pay a fee of £3,172.50 per year of study. You will be invoiced for the modules that you register for each year, so if your study pattern is different from the expected pattern, you will pay more or less each year accordingly.

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.


Alumni Discount: If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.”


Postgraduate Loans:

Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a loan of up to £10,609 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. You won’t have to start repaying the loan until you are earning more than (currently) £21,000 per year.

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Course content

Students initially complete a 15 credit core module in Research Methods which is delivered in a condensed session at the commencement of the award in September. Students will then study a number of 15 credit modules which include the following indicative content:

  • Human resource management in a contemporary world

  • The nature of employment relations

  • The socio-legal context of the employer-employee relationship

  • Recruitment and talent management

  • The nature of the employment contract

  • Management of the employee in the context of conduct and discipline, performance management and stress at work

  • Termination of employment including restructure and redundancy

  • Human resource management and equality and diversity

  • Management of employee benefits and rights including parental rights and flexible working

Entry requirements

You must hold an undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) from a UK university or the international equivalent. You must be able to demonstrate a good standard of English. A minimum score IELTS 7.0 is required for this award.

Other applicants will be considered on an individual case to case basis.


Assessment will involve a variety of methods to suit all learning styles including critical essays, reports, case studies, presentations and online activities. The remaining credits will be awarded for a final 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of the student's choice.

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