Human Resource Management MA

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Human Resource Management MA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      15 Months

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 8,500 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Buckinghamshire New University offers a unique MA degree in Human Resource Management. It prepares students who already have some training and / or professional experience to better manage and lead employees in today’s modern, competitive business environments. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and what you learn should increase your promotion potential dramatically.

    This degree program is perfect for anyone who wants to explore the possibilities of higher training in Human Resource Management and holds an undergraduate degree at the Honours level, or holds CIPD qualification to at least Level 5. You should already have a basic understanding of human resources operations.

    This program can also be taken as a ‘top-up’ degree. In that case, it is approachable by anyone with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip in Human Resource Management, or who holds professional accreditation such as either Full or Graduate Membership in the CIPD.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over 15 months at full time.  

    The modules below will be taught in a professional manner, assuming that you already have a solid basis of the facts, theory and history of the human resource management function. The university has close working relationships with some of the largest business organisations in London, and works to leverage these for its students. Some of the benefits of these close relationships include the opportunity to attend guest lectures by industry leaders and to pursue project work based on live briefs submitted by university partners.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Performance Management
    • Leading, Managing and Developing People
    • HRM in Context
    • Essential Human Resource Management
    • Developing Skills for Effective Use of Information
    • Dissertation

    Optional Modules Include:

    • Profiting from Diversity
    • Organisational Psychology
    • Organisational Design and Development
    • Learning and Talent Development
    • Investigating a business issue from an HR perspective
    • Employment Law

    Learning & Teaching

    At the Master’s level, Buckinghamshire New University uses particular teaching and assessment methods to ensure that its students gain all that they can from the program. These include an induction session followed by a Saturday Skills Workshop to ensure that every attendee gets off on the right foot. As you learn you’ll pay special attention to the concept of Continuing Professional Development, but also engaging in the traditional lectures, case studies, presentations and group discussions common to master’s level study.

    Career Possiblities

    Buckinghamshire New University’s MA degree I Human Resource Management prepares you to take on a responsible role in nearly any size or type of company which employs people directly. Not all graduates go on to become Human Resource Managers per se, as many accept related roles such as HR Business Partner, Learning Design Manager, Learning and Development Manager, External Recruitment Consultant, Employee Relations Specialist or Diversity Manager. Others specialise in SMEs and small busiensses.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full MA degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded an undergraduate degree or CIPD level 5 certification to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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