Human Resource Management MA

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Human Resource Management MA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,500 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 14,400

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Plymouth University offers an MA in Human Resource Management that is a more specialised alternative to the standard MBA. It equips students to take on responsible, strategically-oriented HR roles in even the largest private, public or not for profit sector organisations. It meets all of the requirements to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and compliments your professional qualifications perfectly.

    You’ll learn about the role human resources professionals play in the most successful modern businesses, and proven techniques for leading, managing and developing all types of employees. You’ll also learn to develop and apply winning HR policy measures.

    This program is designed to be exceptionally flexible, and can be taken at part time in a way which fits easily around your work or other commitments. All lectured are delivered I the afternoons and evenings, for example, and you can tailor your module load to suit your available time.

    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 degree program is typically delivered over a single year at full time, but can be stretched over several years as a part time student.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Managing Equality and Diversity
    • Managing Conflict and Employment Relations
    • Leading Managing and Developing People
    • International HRM
    • HR Research Project
    • HR Research Methods
    • Employee Resourcing
    • Contemporary HRM in Context

    This program is also available as a ‘Master of Arts – Human Resource Management top-up’ degree. This version is delivered in two semesters, and consists of only the following modules:

    • HR Research Methods (worth 20 credits)
    • HR Research Project (worth 4 credits, delivered via both supervised and independent research)

    In either mode, the program is intended to give students the skills, competencies and general background knowledge they will need to make effective, ethical and transparent HR strategy and management decisions in a modern organisational context. You’ll also be able to explore a topic if interest to you for your research.

    Learning And Teaching

    The University of Plymouth’s dedicated Teaching and Learning Support Team – the TLS – works hard to make sure every student has the best possible learning outcomes. They provide guidance, advice and support when developing modules and in selecting the most appropriate teaching methods. They also maintain a Knowledge Exchange as well as a variety of related networks and fora as well as putting on regular workshops, skills sessions and conferences.

    Career Possibilities

    From the moment you start at the University of Plymouth until well after you’ve graduated and accepted your first few critical positions in your chosen industry, Plymouth will support your employability in many ways. Your curriculum will include a great many employability skills sessions as the default but you’ll also have access to a range of sessions put on through the Student’s Union which can make you much more attractive to potential employers.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 1 year MA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned a UK undergraduate degree with honours, or the international equivalent, but work experience and other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of 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. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall and no element scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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