Human Resource Management
This programme is designed for
general managers and those working,
or intending to work, as human
Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma should normally have relevant work experience and possess an Ordinary degree. MSc applicants require an Honours degree or equivalent, plus relevant work experience. Applicants with a non-business-related degree but significant professional experience will also be considered. In line with University and CIPD policies on wider access, applicants who do not meet standard entry requirements will also be considered. Diploma students who satisfy the progression requirements will then be eligible to pursue the MSc. Students who wish to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) should contact CIPD and they will carry out a mapping or RPL exercise.
You can contact the CIPD Membership Development Team on 44 (0)208 263 3353.
International students: in addition to the above, overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in any individual component.
Competitive advantage relies on the effective management of an organisation’s most important resource, its people. This course involves the development of a distinctive set of integrated employment policies and practices designed to support you in understanding how the employment relationship operates on an individual and collective basis. Examining how greater utilisation of human resources can facilitate increased business success and improve employee satisfaction, you will develop and assess employment policies and practices.
The programme has been designed
to meet the CIPD’s 2010 advanced
standards and provides the ‘full
knowledge bank’ required for CIPD
membership. As such, you will study
a range of modules exploring the
ways in which Human Resource
Management (HRM) operates and the
contribution it makes to organisations.
The use of research to aid
organisational effectiveness and
improve problem-solving is fundamental
to the philosophy of this MSc. You will
be encouraged to develop research
skills and critical evaluation.
With an emphasis on producing
professional managers with the
ability to apply critical thinking and
practical vocational skills, work-based
assignments and projects are a key
feature of assessment.
- HRM in Context (20 credits)
- Managing Resourcing and Reward
- Leading and Managing Change
- Learning and Talent Development
- Developing Business and
Interpersonal Skills (20 credits)
- HRM Management Research
Report (20 credits)
- Managing Employment Relations
The programme provides a recognised qualification to facilitate your career development as an HR practitioner. UWS graduates have gone on to develop new careers through internal and external promotion within a variety of both specialist and generalist roles in HR.
This course provides the knowledge required for a professional level of CIPD membership. If you have the relevant experience you can apply for membership assessment and you will be upgraded to a professional level of CIPD membership.