Armed with the letters and specialist knowledge of this inspirational and insightful Masters award, you can confidently pitch your career plans at a level where strategies and decisions have a real impact on organisational performance.
Relevant, respected, rewarding
In just one year of part-time study, you can top up your Postgraduate Diploma in HRM or HRD, or your CIPD Advanced Level Diploma, to a full Masters qualification in Human Resource Management.
You’ll be prepared to meet the continual professional development requirements of the HR profession, as we equip you with the critical self analysis and reflective practice skills which underpin your career development planning.
You´ll usually need:
CIPD Advanced Level Diploma, or CIPD Professional Development Scheme qualification, or Postgraduate Diploma in HRM
If your first language is not English you will need a proficiency in English (IELTS 6.5)
This 60 credit Independent Study project allows you to explore in greater detail, and from a focused strategic perspective, an area of your choice based on a real management issue.
It brings together all of your previous learning and experience, and provides evidence of the link between HRM/HRD and improved business performance.
You can explore a theme that particularly interests you, an area in which you see your career developing, or an aspect of your current job role which your studies will benefit.
The aim of the Independent Study module is to broaden and deepen your:
research and analysis of external factors and trends impacting upon organisations
skills of analysis and synthesis by applying your knowledge to complex business contexts and scenarios
knowledge and understanding of how to apply research methods to explore contemporary business issues
ability to plan and execute a complex major research project
personal competence in a range of research skills and learning capabilities which are relevant to career development
capacity to understand and challenge your ways of thinking and behaving
ability to explore alternative ways of thinking and behaving in seeking solutions to complex business problems.
You’ll reflect on your research experience and use what you have learned to guide your future development via a reflective statement and development plan.
This will assist you in undertaking future management research and analysis and in the evaluation of research analysis carried out by others.
Or you can chose to study the following two modules:
Critical HR Perspectives
Learning to think critically and evaluate HR theory, produce robust arguments, solve problems and make organisational decisions effectively are key skills you will acquire from this module.
You’ll develop an understanding of scientific thinking, the scientific method, research design and data collection methods, reliability, validity and rigour to support the development of your critical thinking and evaluation skills. You can then apply the application of these skills to the evaluation of research design and data collection methods in current HR research, commenting on their reliability and validity.
Advanced Research in HR
This module will help you to develop your understanding of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods including psychometrics, questionnaires, surveys, interviews and observational data.
You’ll apply your knowledge and understanding of the scientific method, research design and data collection to design an original HR research project.
You will receive development in the use of appropriate data analysis software such as NVivo to analyse your data using qualitative analytical techniques such as thematic analysis, discourse analysis and content analysis.
A highly regarded qualification, the MSc Human Resource Management advances you in terms of modern strategic practice and professionalism, equipping you with key critical self analysis and reflective practice skills.
These underpin your career development planning, and support your life-long learning and personal growth and development.
You’ll be fully prepared to meet the continual professional development requirements of the HR profession.
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