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MAPersonnel and Human Resource Management

Tuition fee £11,700.00 per year
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This programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) against its latest professional standards via the ‘HR Profession Map’ giving students the opportunity to obtain Chartered (Full) Membership.

The MA is designed to meet the knowledge standards plus develop the behaviour standards of both the university and the professional body for Personnel and Human Resource Management professionals. It helps students to become adaptable, well-informed and proficient in a range of managerial skills, as well as become attuned to lifelong learning. This programme provides students with a systematic knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and insights in the discipline of Personnel and HRM.

The programme is designed to be studied in a systematic and incremental manner.

Our CIPD accredited part-time programme is run on an evening only basis two nights per week, 6-9pm. (In year 1 Tuesday and Thursday and year 2 Monday and Wednesday evenings). There will be three workshops over the duration of the programme, usually on a Friday.

We have developed a full-time programme which offers students the opportunity to study four evenings a week and so complete the programme in one year. There are also three daytime workshops. Further details will be available from the programme leader.

The aims of this programme are:

To establish a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of current problems and insights in the field of Personnel and HRM, informed by and in the forefront of both academic discipline and professional practice
To provide an opportunity for an individual student to acquire a range of business skills in the context of their application to the management of people and organisations
To engender a conceptual understanding of Personnel and HRM that enables the student to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship.

Programme structure

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 credits)
Dissertation (Management Research Project) (45 credits)
Employment Regulation (15 credits)
HR Strategy (15 credits)
Resourcing and Talent Management (15 credits)
Reward Management (15 credits)
Learning and Talent Development (15 credits)
HRM in Context (15 credits)
Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 credits)
Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduate may pursue opportunities in Personnel management and HR-related disciplines.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States