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Human Resource Management/ Development MSc

Human Resource Management/ Development MSc

School of Management

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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  • Duration:

    One year

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, None

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MSc

Why study this programme?

The MSc Human Resource Management/Development programme is intended for those with little or no work experience since graduation. Depending upon your option module choices and dissertation topic you may graduate with either an MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) or an MSc in Human Resource Development (HRD).

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a lower second degree classification (2:2) from a recognised university, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent.

Programme at a Glance

Semester 1 (September to January)

There are four assessed modules in the first semester:

  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Managing, Leading & Developing People
  • Research Methods
  • Developing Skills and Business Leaders

In addition, the following are timetabled:

  • Progress Tutorial
  • Support for International Students

Semester 2 (January to May)

There are five assessed modules in the second semester:

  • Critical Issues in HRM
  • Organisational Design and Development
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Two option modules*

In addition, the following is timetabled:

  • Progress Tutorial

*Not all options may be available each year but the HRM and HRD pathway options available may include:

Shared HRM/HRD options

• Organisational Design and Development
• Leadership and Management Development
• Learning and Talent Development

HRM (pathway) options

• Employment Law
• Managing Employee Relations
• Employee Engagement
• Performance Management
• Reward Management
• Talent and People Resourcing

HRD (pathway) options

• Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring
• Learning and Talent Development
• Designing, Delivering and Evaluation Training
• Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning

Semester 3 (May to early September)

You have the opportunity to complete a master’s dissertation under the guidance of your dissertation supervisor. It will involve you planning and implementing a research study on an approved topic. This is an ideal opportunity to personalise your study programme to suit your career aspirations and reflect your own interests in a particular HRM or HRD issue.

Postgraduate Advice Event

The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Thursday 10th November 2016.
For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

Please Note: Those wishing to register for the Advanced level qualification from the CIPD will need to pay a CIPD membership fee of approximately £200 in addition to the course fee. 

Our postgraduate course is of value both to those who intend to be either HRM or HRD professionals and also to those who feel that people management will be a major element of their managerial career.

UCLan is an Accredited Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which means that it is empowered to award its own internally assessed MSc course which gives full exemption from the CIPD’s professional education route to membership. Thus, students who successfully complete the course will receive UCLan’s MSc in HRM or HRD and will also have fulfilled the CIPD’s skills and knowledge requirements for membership.

If you wish to join CIPD and eventually gain chartered membership, you will be required to complete a behavioural assessment and provide evidence that you have gained the necessary work experience in HRM/D. The course leader can advise you further on the route to and benefits of CIPD membership. You can also find full details of CIPD at: http://www.cipd.co.uk/default.cipd.

The MSc HRM/D will enable you to:

  • Critically evaluate the principles and practices of HRM/D from an academic and organisational standpoint
  • Develop ideas and arguments and identify appropriate professional responses
  • Develop and apply key skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrate your continuous professional development (CPD)

The programme meets the requirements of the “Advanced” level of the CIPD.

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: £6,300 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,000 per 20 credit module (first 6 modules) (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.

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Industry Links

The programme meets the requirements of the “Advanced” level of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Learning Environment and Assessment

In Semesters 1 and 2 students will be required to attend class meetings for up to 16 hours each week. Students are required to undertake additional study in their own time and this will involve some tutor directed study. The MSc is likely to take up as much of your time each week as would a full-time job. More guidance will be given on this issue during the induction to the course during the first week of attendance. The MSc experience consists of lectures, seminars, group tasks and activities, simulations and student presentations. Frequent use is made of case study and other student-centred materials. Students are expected to be active participants in the sessions. Groups or individuals may also seek guidance in tutorials with the course leader at the weekly Progress Tutorial.

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, the objective being to use the most appropriate method for the knowledge and/or skill/s being assessed. As regards assessments, in the taught modules there will be essays, reports (sometimes based upon a case study analysis), presentations (sometimes in small teams, sometimes solo) and some unseen examinations. You also have to complete a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your continuous professional development during the MSc HRM/D programme. The final piece of assessed work that you complete is a 1500 word dissertation.

Graduate Careers

A course module that will help you plan your career is available as a free choice module (called an elective), which you can study as part of your degree programme.

Fee Information

The University offers a number of tuition fee reductions for eligible new postgraduate taught students:
  • UCLan award holders studying a postgraduate taught course full-time and paying a standard or higher tuition fee may be eligible for a £1000 tuition fee discount 
  • UCLan award holders studying a postgraduate taught course part-time or a postgraduate research degree (full or part time) may be eligible for a 20% tuition fee discount 

For further details please follow this link.

For further information on paying by instalments please follow this link.