Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Human Resource Management, MA

Study fully accredited CIPD Master’s in Human Resource Management. Available full-time or part-time evening classes. Progress your career in HR.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Want to advance your career in learning and development, employee relations or another HR-related field?
  • Our Master's is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), giving you full chartered membership
  • Study full-time or part-time evening courses at our Greenwich Campus in south-east London.


Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour



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

Professional recognition

This degree is CIPD approved, meeting advanced Level 7 qualification requirements upon successful completion. Information on how you can upgrade to chartered membership is available on CIPD's website.

The MA leads you to obtaining full chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Candidates are advised to check the chartered membership requirements directly with the CIPD.

We help you bridge the gap between HR theory and practice in order to improve your employability prospects in the global marketplace. Our Master's degree provides you with access to the latest HR resources, full Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) professional accreditation, development tools and networking events to support your career progression. 

You will become more adaptable, well-informed and proficient in a range of managerial skills. This will help you gain in-depth knowledge and enable you to identify and solve current issues in people management. 

In-depth academic study and a range of powerful problem-solving techniques will help you find effective solutions to real-life HR issues. You will learn how to approach business problems strategically and how to adapt to changes affecting your organisation.

Flexible study

Our courses are designed to fit around your existing commitments. 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 programme. Classes are 6-9pm.

Guest speakers

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

Industry experts provide guest lectures, career development advice and curriculum input. Sector professionals are involved in developing content and teaching on various courses. As part of our continuing Big Picture guest seminar series, senior executives from Marks and Spencer, PwC, Department for Work and Pensions and BBC are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

Extracurricular activities

The CIPD South East Thames Branch and the HRM & Psychology Society are additional forums for you to meet and discuss current trends with HR practitioners, faculty and guest speakers. 

You will be encouraged to attend conferences and events, for example:

These experiences will help enrich your learning, increase networking opportunities and facilitate the exchanging of ideas.  


This degree aims to:

  • Establish a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems and insights in the field of HRM, informed by cutting edge academic research and professional practice
  • Develop your business skills to help you in managing teams and organisations
  • Encourage a conceptual understanding of HRM that enables you to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact for more information.

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Entry requirements

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.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 6.0 or 6.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

In addition: 

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.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

Fees and finance

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.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

If there are any field trips, students may need to pay their travel costs.

Additional information


You will be assessed through examinations, essays, reports, online learning logs and a dissertation. Assessment approaches will vary according to the course studied.


Graduates from the MA Human Resource Management programme have gone on to work for small and large corporate organisations such as engineering firms, creative organisations and housing associations, in charities, and in public sector organisations including the NHS and in jobs such as HR Business Partner, HR Administrator, Head of HR, and HR Advisor.


We have developed strong relations with companies in the financial centres in London, including in the City, Canary Wharf, and Fenchurch Street. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to develop your career.

You can also reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office. The team focuses on developing your employment skills through CV support, careers fair, interview skills workshops and guidance through mentors to progress in the industry.

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