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MA Human Resource Management Who is it for?


You are a graduate with a qualification in human resources, management, business or a related field. Alternatively you have a non-related degree but have work experience in human resources/ personnel management.


About the Course


The MA Human Resource Management aims to develop understanding of the specialist knowledge, research evidence and practice of HRM within a range of organisational contexts, and to equip you with the analytical and diagnostic skills required of HR professionals. The programme will focus on HRM activities, strategies and plans that underpin sustainable organisational performance in order to develop your potential and employability.


The programme provides a strong foundation in general business and management, with a particular emphasis on understanding the strategic significance of HRM in a variety of organisational contexts. It incorporates a range of specialist HRM modules which develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies required of effective HR professionals.


The programme starts with an extensive induction followed by study of core modules including ‘HRM in Context’, ‘Leading, Managing and Developing People’ and ‘Investigating a Business Issue’.


Specialist HRM modules include ‘Performance Management’, ‘Resourcing and Talent Management’, and ‘Learning and Talent Development’. The final part of the programme is focused on the study of ‘Research Methods’ and the production of a Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development-related dissertation. The programme also incorporates a number of workshops focused on developing the skills and competencies of business leadership and HR practice.


Special Course Features


This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Europe’s largest professional body supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. The course reflects and incorporates CIPD knowledge and competence requirements. Completing the MA Human Resource Management will provide you with the underpinning knowledge required for Chartered CIPD membership. If you have the relevant experience you can then apply for a membership assessment based on your workplace activities and behaviours through the CIPD.


Modules • HRM in Context


• Leading, Managing and Developing People • Investigating a Business Issue • Performance Management • Dissertation


• Resourcing and Talent Management • Learning and Talent Development


Career Opportunities The skills and knowledge gained during the course will prepare you for employment involving the management of people across a wide range of public, private and multinational organisations. Recent graduates have found employment as Human Resource Managers in India, Pakistan, China and Africa.


Duration of Course


The course begins in September and is for one year full time. You will attend lectures, seminars and workshops throughout two taught semesters followed by a period of supported independent study whilst you complete your dissertation.


Entry Requirements


To be accepted onto this course you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or in business, commerce, management or related disciplines. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).


T +44 1604 892546 E international@northampton.ac.uk W www.northampton.ac.uk


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