Taught course

Human Resource Management

Staffordshire University · Staffordshire Business School

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Entry requirements

You will need to be a studying member of the CIPD. The membership fees of approximately £120 are in addition to the tuition fees and will be payable direct to the CIPD.

You will have at least two years' experience of working in HR in a managerial, senior managerial or strategic role and/or a first degree/CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate.

All applicants will be expected to have attained a level 2 qualification in Maths and English (e.g. Key Skills, Functional Skills or Adult Numeracy/Literacy) .

An English language qualification of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required by all candidates.

Months of entry


Course content

Take your career to the next level with our full-time, one-year, Human Resource Management MA. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this course is designed to help you apply your knowledge to business issues from a HRM perspective.

Our MA course is an exciting programme taught by industry practitioners and highly regarded academics. We combine fast-paced on and off-campus learning with professional accreditation to give you skills, experience, and the best chance for future employability in Human Resource Management (HRM).

Mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Certificate and Diploma*, you will study modules that are relevant to contemporary work issues, including Leading, Managing and Developing people and Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective. Our broad range of core and optional modules will work in challenging you to consider how different HRM approaches are the key to success in corporate environments.

At Staffordshire University, we have over 25 years’ experience of preparing students for their professional qualifications, and we want you to our ranks of former students at senior HR levels in local and national organisations.

If you have already achieved a Level 7 CIPD qualification you can top this up to a full masters in one year part-time – please enquire.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Human Resource Management

Information for international students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0)1782 294000