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).
A minimum of a lower second degree classification (2:2) from a recognised university, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent.
Semester 1 (September to December)
These are the assessed modules in Semester 1
In addition, the following are timetabled:
Semester 2 (January to May)
These are the assessed modules in Semester 2.
In addition, the following is timetabled:
*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
* In some years we may not be able to offer all the options listed
Semester 3 (May to mid August)
Students will design and undertake a piece of research on an HRM or HRD topic of their own choosing; this will be written up as a 10,000 word dissertation
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.
On completion of your studies, you can continue your membership of 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:
The programme meets the requirements of the “Advanced” level of the CIPD.
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The programme meets the requirements of the “Advanced” level of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Students are encouraged to network with practitioner at events hosted by the Institute for Research into Work, Organisations and Employment (iROWE) and local branches of the CIPD.
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. 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 (CPD) during the MSc HRM/D programme. The final piece of assessed work that you complete is a 10,000 word dissertation.
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.