Duration: 1 year full-time - plus dissertation
This course is mapped to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 7 Certificate and Diploma*. It is a challenging programme that develops your strategic competence. It is intended to provoke and challenge you in your thinking and expectations about how and why we manage people at work. The programme also challenges you to consider how different HRM approaches may be more effective in achieving corporate success.
You will study modules that are relevant to your work issues, and be assessed in an appropriate way, set by the University tutors. This means that you will achieve both a University award and a CIPD qualification. You will need to be a studying member of the CIPD. The membership fees of approximately £120 are in addition to the tuition fees and will be payable direct to the CIPD.
Staffordshire University has over 25 years' experience of preparing students for their professional qualification and many of our former students are now senior HR executives in local and national organisations.
- The course focuses on achieving professional capability in the key areas of people management and development.
- Integrates on and off-campus learning.
- The teaching staff are all either experienced HRM/HRD practitioners and/or hold a relevant PhD.
* subject to CIPD approval
- Human Resource Management in Context
- Developing Skills for Business Leadership
- Leading, Managing and Developing People
- Resourcing and Talent Management
- Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective
The remaining two option modules are determined via student surveys. This ensures that the University is delivering the modules that are appropriate for
the needs of our students. Examples of option modules available include:
- Managing Employee Relations
- Performance Management
- Employment Law
- Learning and Talent Development
- Understanding and Implementing
- Coaching and Mentoring
The final part of the MA consists of:
- Research Methodology
The dissertation is the essential component of this Masters course. It is a demonstration of your ability to research a topic using both primary and secondary research techniques. Considerable emphasis is placed on your ability to evaluate critically, to analyse, synthesise and develop a sustainable academic argument in the area of study, and to make significant comments on HRM in practice at the strategic level. You are supported by an experienced supervisor, knowledgeable in your chosen area of study and who will be available for support throughout the research.
The MA in HRM will enable you to further your career in Human Resources and upon successful completion, you will also be in a position to upgrade your CIPD membership* to chartered or fellow status.
Graduates have progressed to senior HR roles at organisations large and small, both locally and internationally, including Alton Towers and Virgin Media.
*Subject to CIPD accreditation