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Human Resource Management, MA

Bridge the gap between theory and practice with this CIPD-accredited Master’s in Human Resource Management, available to study during the evening.

This MA Human Resource Management equips you to progress your career in learning and development, employee relations or any other HR-related field. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to become adaptable and well-informed in managerial skills. Use academic studies and a range of powerful problem-solving techniques to find effective solutions to real-life HR issues. Learn how to approach business problems strategically and how to adapt to organisational change.

This course is available during the evening (6-9pm) on a full-time or part-time basis, which allows you to fit your studies around your other commitments. We also encourage you to attend events and discuss current HR trends with practitioners, faculty and guest speakers. Regular seminars of the CIPD South East Thames branch are held at the university.

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Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

UK/international fees

2018/2019 fees

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What you should know about this course

  • The course helps you to evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in Human Resource Management.
  • Our Master's is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), giving you full chartered membership
  • Classes are between 6-9pm. You can study part-time (two evenings a week for two years) or full-time (four evenings a week for one year) plus three workshops over the duration of the course.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Master's in Human Resource Management. Your teaching team includes accomplished lecturers and practitioners with vast experience in the HR and management professions. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute. You should also have two years' relevant work experience.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

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Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis up to 90 credits.

Business professionals with Level 7 CIPD qualifications can apply to enter this programme with advanced standing, subject to completion of a minimum number of academic credits.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 6pm and 9pm.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year is up to 30. Lectures are normally attended by 25-30, and seminars/tutorials by 15-30, based on our 2018 intake. This varies by module, particularly if they are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research. 

You can also join a range of student societies, including the HRM Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the overall workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by: 

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • September 2019 to June 2020.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2018/2019 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you’re looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year). Our Stockwell Street library also offers extensive books for loan, access to journals and digital resources.
  • Memberships: For student membership of CIPD, you will need to apply directly. See application costs on the CIPD website.
  • Field Trips: You may need to contribute towards any trips required for your course (estimate £300).

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Our Human Resource Management graduates have gone on to work for corporates, engineering firms, creative organisations and housing associations, as well as charities and public sector organisations including the NHS. 

Their roles have included HR Business Partner, HR Administrator, Head of HR, and HR Advisor.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential and offer support for two years after graduation. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and application tips 
  • Interviews support
  • Careers fairs
  • Mentoring

More about our careers services.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

Regular seminars of the CIPD South East Thames branch are held at the university on topics including:

  • HR analytics 
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Annual CIPD HR Conference
  • Well-being and engagement
  • Coaching and mentoring

You will be encouraged to attend conferences and events, such as:

  • Whistleblowing in the workplace
  • Diversity and Inclusion conference
  • Philosophy of Management International conferences
  • Marketisation of Employment Services

We hold Big Picture Seminars with senior executives from organisations including Marks and Spencer, BBC and Department of work and pensions are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

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