Human Resource Management MA

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

The aim of this course is to develop you as an HR professional. You will be introduced to specialised knowledge and research evidence giving you an in depth understanding of successful people management in organisations. Perhaps more importantly, you will practice the tools and techniques of strategic and operational HRM giving you practical, insight-driven experience which will help further your career.

In today’s global, fast-moving business environment it is often people that determine organisational success. Human Resources Management (HRM) is a strategic, business-focused approach to managing people. HR specialists help organisations achieve success by providing knowledge, expertise and insight into a wide range of HRM activities from talent resourcing and selection, performance management, learning and development, change management and employee engagement. HR can be an exciting, rewarding and challenging career that can take you anywhere in the world.

Course

Highlights

  • CIPD accreditation and membership on course completions.

Additional

Information

Assessments

The course uses a carefully balanced combination of in-course assignments designed to enrich your learning which include business projects, reflective activities, group work presentation and examinations. The 15,000-20,000 word Dissertation is a major component of this course and allows students to demonstrate a range of knowledge, skills and insight in their chosen topic area.

Course Details

The course modules are designed to provide you with expert knowledge of distinct HR subject areas combined with exposure to contemporary debates, policies and practices, keeping you at the forefront of developments in your field. You will develop an understanding of HRM within a range of organisational contexts, and you will be equipped with the analytical and diagnostic skills required of HR professionals in the workplace.

At the end of the taught part of the course you will take part in an off-site residential course over two days. The residential provides a fantastic opportunity to consolidate and apply all the skills you have learned during the course in a relaxed and celebratory atmosphere with fellow students and tutors. The residential is an essential part of the course and the cost is included in the course fees.

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Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

The MA HRM opens the way for a career in HRM/HRD. The programme provides opportunities for you to develop enhanced, specialist, higher level knowledge, skills and leadership capabilities and equips you with enhanced career pathways in the HRM/HRD field within different organisational contexts.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

You will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Honours degree from a UK University (or an international equivalent) in human resource management, or in business, commerce, management or related disciplines.

It would be an advantage for applicants to have experience of working in a HR or general management role for at least a year.

You may be invited to an interview with the Programme Leader to assess your suitability for entry to the course.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • HRM in Context (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM032
    Core Module Y
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM033
    Core Module Y
  • Investigating a Business Issue (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM034
    Core Module Y
  • Resourcing and Talent Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM035
    Core Module Y
  • Performance Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM036
    Core Module Y
  • Employment Relations (10 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM051
    Core Module Y
  • Learning and Talent Development (10 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM052
    Core Module Y
  • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM030
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Europe’s largest professional body supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. The MA HRM reflects and incorporates CIPD knowledge and competence requirements. Completing the MA HRM will provide you with the underpinning knowledge required for Chartered CIPD membership. If you have the relevant experience you can then apply for membership based on your workplace activities and behaviours through the CIPD.

 

Postgraduate Opportunities

Graduate Discount Scheme

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,150
Part Time: £2,385 in Year One for 60 credits. £4,770 in Year Two for 120 credits.

Part-time year two fees may be subject to an inflationary increase in 19/20.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Postgraduate Loans
If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time International: £12,200
Part Time International: £1,355 per 20 credit module

Part-time year two fees may be subject to an inflationary increase in 19/20.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

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Updated 25/09/2018

  • The aim of this course is to develop you as an HR professional. You will be introduced to specialised knowledge and research evidence giving you an in depth understanding of successful people management in organisations. Perhaps more importantly, you will practice the tools and techniques of strategic and operational HRM giving you practical, insight-driven experience which will help further your career.

    In today’s global, fast-moving business environment it is often people that determine organisational success. Human Resources Management (HRM) is a strategic, business-focused approach to managing people. HR specialists help organisations achieve success by providing knowledge, expertise and insight into a wide range of HRM activities from talent resourcing and selection, performance management, learning and development, change management and employee engagement. HR can be an exciting, rewarding and challenging career that can take you anywhere in the world.

    Course

    Highlights

    • CIPD accreditation and membership on course completions.
  • The course modules are designed to provide you with expert knowledge of distinct HR subject areas combined with exposure to contemporary debates, policies and practices, keeping you at the forefront of developments in your field. You will develop an understanding of HRM within a range of organisational contexts, and you will be equipped with the analytical and diagnostic skills required of HR professionals in the workplace.

    At the end of the taught part of the course you will take part in an off-site residential course over two days. The residential provides a fantastic opportunity to consolidate and apply all the skills you have learned during the course in a relaxed and celebratory atmosphere with fellow students and tutors. The residential is an essential part of the course and the cost is included in the course fees.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Assessments

    The course uses a carefully balanced combination of in-course assignments designed to enrich your learning which include business projects, reflective activities, group work presentation and examinations. The 15,000-20,000 word Dissertation is a major component of this course and allows students to demonstrate a range of knowledge, skills and insight in their chosen topic area.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      The MA HRM opens the way for a career in HRM/HRD. The programme provides opportunities for you to develop enhanced, specialist, higher level knowledge, skills and leadership capabilities and equips you with enhanced career pathways in the HRM/HRD field within different organisational contexts.

  • You will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Honours degree from a UK University (or an international equivalent) in human resource management, or in business, commerce, management or related disciplines.

    It would be an advantage for applicants to have experience of working in a HR or general management role for at least a year.

    You may be invited to an interview with the Programme Leader to assess your suitability for entry to the course.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • HRM in Context (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM032
      Core Module Y
    • Leading, Managing and Developing People (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM033
      Core Module Y
    • Investigating a Business Issue (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM034
      Core Module Y
    • Resourcing and Talent Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM035
      Core Module Y
    • Performance Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM036
      Core Module Y
    • Employment Relations (10 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM051
      Core Module Y
    • Learning and Talent Development (10 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM052
      Core Module Y
    • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM030
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Graduate Discount Scheme

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,150
    Part Time: £2,385 in Year One for 60 credits. £4,770 in Year Two for 120 credits.

    Part-time year two fees may be subject to an inflationary increase in 19/20.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Postgraduate Loans
    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time International: £12,200
    Part Time International: £1,355 per 20 credit module

    Part-time year two fees may be subject to an inflationary increase in 19/20.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

*Course data provided by Unistats

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for you?

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour