Taught course

Human Resource Management

Anglia Ruskin University · Ashcroft International Business School
MA top-upPGDip

Entry requirements

You should hold the advance level CIPD qualification or professional practitioner standards awards or a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Ideally, you’ll also have at least one or two years’ experience in an HR post. All external applicants will go through the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process. Stage 3 entry is only available if your existing credits map to the Anglia Ruskin University Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and were completed within the last five years. If you’re already studying the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management at Anglia Ruskin, you can progress directly to our Stage 3 MA.

Stage three: MA Human Resource Management.This is the final stage of the pathway, where students are encouraged to approach HRM from a strategic view. They use their organisational practice as a mechanism for critical evaluation of the abstruse concepts involved in the management of the employment relationship, through the completion of the major project element.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Top-up your existing qualification to a valuable Masters degree in just one year. Our course will suit you if you already hold the advanced level CIPD qualification of professional practitioner standards awards or a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. You can choose to study with us while continuing to work.

In our rapidly-changing business world, human resource managers have an ever-widening remit. Increasingly, organisations want to measure their effectiveness globally, rather than locally, and take strategic decisions that influence their overall structure and function. HR professionals will be involved in much of this work.

This academically rigorous course provides a sound basis for taking on senior HR roles. It focuses on how the global marketplace impacts upon labour markets, looking particularly at the changing nature of employment after the worldwide credit crunch.

Our team at Lord Ashcroft International Business School believes that managers learn with and from each other to find solutions to real-life problems at work. That's why we encourage participative learning methods and work-based assignments so that it's not just you who benefits from your development, but also your employer.

Our course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.

While you’re here, you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.

Start dates: September at our Chelmsford Campus, June at our Cambridge Campus.

Your qualification will be recognised by CIPD, the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.
Our course has a strong focus on the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in human resource management. It’s essential if you’re preparing for, or aspiring to, managerial roles in HR either in UK or overseas.

Information for international students

Those Candidates for whom English is not the first language will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification and course duration

MA top-up

part time
12 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin University Applicant Enquiries Team
+ 44 (0)1245 686868