Atoms/Iconography/360-white@2xion-briefcase - Ionicons Copy@2xAtoms/Iconography/calendar-dark@2xAtoms/Iconography/calendar-pinkAtoms/Iconography/calendar-pinkAtoms/Iconography/calendar-dark Copy@2x3B13F687-6EB2-452A-B918-16B02FF86090@2xchevron-right - FontAwesome@2x81A2B1C2-3C1E-48C0-8EAB-2BB76C1052E1@2xchevron-right - FontAwesome@2xchevron-right - FontAwesome@2xchevron-right - FontAwesome Copy@2x18D48E51-758C-47E9-949E-1E58FC9454A3@2xAtoms/Iconography/close-red@2xAtoms/Iconography/close-white@2xion-android-cloud-circle - Ionicons@2xAtoms/Brand/connected-uni-logo-white@2xAtoms/Iconography-download-icon-white@2xdropdown-chevron-black@2xAtoms/Iconography/dropdown-form-chevron-white@2xAtoms/Iconography/email-icon-light@1xF93E1E4C-136C-41CA-8FC9-02353765C1C0@2xA14CB21F-CD96-450C-BBD7-6647B25B0D0D@1xatoms/Iconography/facebook-icon@2xAtoms/Iconography/facebook-iconAtoms/Iconography/google-plus-icon@2xion-ios-information-outline - IoniconsAtoms/Iconography/instagram-iconGroup@2xAtoms/Iconography/linkedin-icon@2xion-android-menu - Ionicons@2x934F565B-4D4A-4BBE-B4EA-29E0D367BC7F@2xAtoms/Iconography/minus-icon@2xAEC8A5E2-9638-45F8-9E94-3C320D2410A9@2xAtoms/Iconography/nav-icon-white Copy@2xAtoms/Iconography/pause-icon-white@2xion-android-person - Ionicons@2xAtoms/Iconography/phone-icon-white@2x5131105A-B2E1-443D-A44D-E6DCCBBF53DD@2xAtoms/iconography/pintrest-icon@2xAtoms/Iconography/play-button-white@2xAtoms/Iconography-play-button-white-2@2xAtoms/Iconography/plus-icon-black@2xAtoms/Iconography/print-icon-light@2x34CD08DE-22EB-4484-B0B4-48190645DEBC@2xsearch - FontAwesome@2xAtoms/Iconography/search-white@2xAtoms/Iconography/snapchat-icon@2xAtoms/Iconography/tick-green@2xAtoms/Iconography/twitter-icon@2xAtoms/Iconography/twitter-iconAtoms/Iconography/youtube-icon@2xAtoms/Iconography/youtube-icon@2x Skip to content Skip to search

Human Resource Management

Industry insight

Learn from experienced staff and benefit from business connections

CIPD approved

Achieve a nationally recognised qualification

Solve real issues

Work collaboratively with well-known organisations

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, September start
Choose another study option
Duration:
13 Months
Start date:
16 September 2019
Come to an Open Event Enquire about this course Apply now

Take your career to the next level with our full-time, one-year, Human Resource Management MA. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this course is designed to help you apply your knowledge to business issues from a HRM perspective.

Our MA course is an exciting programme taught by industry practitioners and highly regarded academics. We combine fast-paced on and off-campus learning with professional accreditation to give you skills, experience, and the best chance for future employability in Human Resource Management (HRM).

Mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Certificate and Diploma*, you will study modules that are relevant to contemporary work issues, including Leading, Managing and Developing people and Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective. Our broad range of core and optional modules will work in challenging you to consider how different HRM approaches are the key to success in corporate environments.

At Staffordshire University, we have over 25 years’ experience of preparing students for their professional qualifications, and we want you to our ranks of former students at senior HR levels in local and national organisations.

If you have already achieved a Level 7 CIPD qualification you can top this up to a full masters in one year part-time – please enquire.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Human Resource Management

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PgCert Human Resource Management

Course content

Our Human Resource Management MA is tailored to you. We combine core modules with optional modules that change dependant on the result of student surveys every year. You will start with core modules such as HRM in Context, Developing Skills for Business Leadership and Resourcing and Talent Management – these work to give you a firm background into the key concepts of HRM.

You will then move on to the student chosen optional modules, where we look to tailor your approach to HRM in a contemporary context. You can expect the opportunity to cover aspects of the management of employee relations, employment law and coaching and mentoring, amongst other exciting subjects.

Your course will culminate in a research-based dissertation that will be supported by an experienced supervisor. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to evaluate and develop a sustainable academic argument in your chosen area of study.

Our Human Resource Management MA is tailored to you. We combine core modules with optional modules that change dependant on the result of student surveys every year. You will start with core modules such as HRM in Context, Developing Skills for Business Leadership and Resourcing and Talent Management – these work to give you a firm background into the key concepts of HRM.

You will then move on to the student chosen optional modules, where we look to tailor your approach to HRM in a contemporary context. You can expect the opportunity to cover aspects of the management of employee relations, employment law and coaching and mentoring, amongst other exciting subjects.

Your course will culminate in a research-based dissertation that will be supported by an experienced supervisor. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to evaluate and develop a sustainable academic argument in your chosen area of study.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Developing Skills For Business Leadership 15 credits
Human Resource Management In Context 15 credits
Leading, Managing And Developing People 15 credits
Managing Employee Relations 15 credits
Performance Management 15 credits
Research Methodology 15 credits
Resourcing And Talent Management 15 credits
Understanding And Implementing Coaching And Mentoring 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules

You will need to be a studying member of the CIPD. The membership fees of approximately £120 are in addition to the tuition fees and will be payable direct to the CIPD.

You will have at least two years' experience of working in HR in a managerial, senior managerial or strategic role and/or a first degree/CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate.

All applicants will be expected to have attained a level 2 qualification in Maths and English (e.g. Key Skills, Functional Skills or Adult Numeracy/Literacy) .

An English language qualification of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required by all candidates.

You will need to be a studying member of the CIPD. The membership fees of approximately £120 are in addition to the tuition fees and will be payable direct to the CIPD.

You will have at least two years' experience of working in HR in a managerial, senior managerial or strategic role and/or a first degree/CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate.

All applicants will be expected to have attained a level 2 qualification in Maths and English (e.g. Key Skills, Functional Skills or Adult Numeracy/Literacy) .

An English language qualification of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required by all candidates.

Facilities

Careers

After completing the Human Resource Management MA, you will be equipped to take on a variety of HRM and leadership positions including:

  •  Administrative Manager
  • Applications Specialist
  • HR Manager
  • Benefits Administrator
  • People Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Staff Coordinator

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you will be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you will:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project.

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you will:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments for each module. These include assignment/essays/reports, group presentation, exams/ class tests, or case study-based assessments.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments for each module. These include assignment/essays/reports, group presentation, exams/ class tests, or case study-based assessments.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking, presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

Staff

All of our staff are internationally-recognised experts in the field of HR and Organisational Behaviour. In addition, they are members of the CIPD, and as well as teaching they publish in leading international journals, books and regularly consult external organisations on a range of business needs and research projects.

Utilising both research and professional practice, they’ll be creating a wide range of authentic and challenging learning experiences throughout your course to help you fulfil your potential.

Dr Andrew Hanks
Dr Andrew HanksSenior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Andy joined Staffordshire University in the summer of 2015 after spending four years at Keele University whilst he completed a PhD in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. 

Before entering academia as a career, Andy had spent sixteen years working for the Ministry of Defence in Shropshire. Initially this was as an electrician but then having got involved with the trade union he became an elected representative. This role gave him an insight into employee relations that is invaluable in his teaching.

Read full profile

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,620 per course
International (Non-EU)
£12,750 per course

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£2,535 per year of study

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.

Apply

Stoke-on-Trent campus
MA
Full-time, September start
16 September 2019

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

23/09/2019 20:20:16 / Human Resource Management / Full-time, September start / 19.0 / 25.0 / SSTK-10853 / Direct link

23/09/2019 20:20:16 / Human Resource Management / Part-time, September start / 3.0 / 25.0 / SSTK-10850 / Direct link