The MA Human Resource Management Top Up degree is specifically designed for Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) graduates and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of human resource practitioners may be met.
Alumnus Paul Kuznecovs shares his story:
“It has always been my long lasting dream to graduate, and thanks to the University of Northampton, my dream has finally come true,”
“My study at Northampton has helped me to advance my recruitment business to the next level, and this experience has changed my life forever. During my time here, I’ve gained so many new skills that have improved both my business and my time management.”
As well as running a very successful recruitment business, Paul is director of Northamptonshire-based charity Friendship Zone, which provides information and support for individuals, organisations and charities.
“The University really does help to inspire change in your life and transform it for the better. I think you should always follow your heart, believe in what you do and never give up.”
Park Campus, the larger of the two campuses, is set in 80 acres of open green parkland, occupying an impressive and spacious site.
Facilities available on-site include a sports hall, restaurant, Students’ Union, Student Centre, shop, bar and nightclub. Safe and secure accommodation for more than 1,300 students is spread throughout Park Campus, with the majority placed within our student village combining stunning green spaces with welcoming Halls of Residence.
A Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Medical Centre (providing a full GP service and free counselling) are also available at Park Campus.
Park Campus is within easy walking distance of a busy, local shopping area, complete with banks, supermarkets, shops and pubs.
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The MA is designed for Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) graduates and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of human resource practitioners may be met. Specifically, it aims to extend and enhance the understanding and competence gained via professional qualification and to enhance the ability of students to think strategically about management and organisational change.
This top-up course may be taken by part time study (day or evening) at the University of Northampton or by distance learning worldwide. Distance learning students are supported by a website with learning material produced by the module tutors.
The programme is designed to broaden your specialist knowledge gained at the professional level.The ‘Research Methods and Dissertation’ module covers the introduction to research, types of research methodology, formulating and planning a research project, data collection and analysis and presentation of research findings.
Following successful completion of the research methods element, course members undertake a dissertation related to an aspect of strategic significance for the organisation. Previous topics have been those such as:
- ‘An analysis of measures to re-engage the workforce after a major restructuring and downsizing programme’
- ‘An investigation of the human effects of organisational change in a merger and the role of the HR Function in influencing and supporting culture change’
- ‘Alternative strategies for identifying and tackling major HR challenges in the decade ahead’
Course modules (16/17)
Dissertation and Research Methods
- Module code: HRMM030
- Core module Y
Module information is quoted for 16/17 currently. The course modules for 17/18 will be confirmed in Spring, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
Methods of Learning
Distance learning or by part time attendance for two semesters.
The complete programme runs over one year part time or distance learning. Attendance for the part time taught programme is from January to March
Facilities and Special Features
- Converts professional qualifications into an MA
- Networking opportunities with other professionals
- Part time study in Northampton
- Distance learning world-wide supported by a dedicated website
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Applicants should have successfully completed the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma.
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£2,925 (60 credits)|
|Distance Learning:||£2,925 (60 credits)|
|International:||£2,925 (60 credits)|
Please note that this course is not eligible for Postgraduate Loan funding. See our scholarships page for more information on the funding that may be available to you at the University of Northampton.
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.