Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Greenwich · Business School

Entry requirements

Applicants must have: An undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above from a recognised university or higher education institute (with ideally two years relevant work experience) OR an equivalent qualification (Please contact the Programme Leader to discuss) • Students with any previous Level 7 CIPD qualifications are welcome to apply to enter the programme with advanced standing at appropriate points.(subject to completion of a minimum number of credits) • Students who have not undertaken their previous study in English require an IELTS score of normally 7.0 or equivalent (with no component score less than 6.5).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is fully approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) against its latest professional standards via the 'HR Profession Map' giving students the opportunity to obtain Chartered Membership.

The MA is designed to meet the knowledge standards plus develop the behaviour standards of both the university and the professional body for Personnel and Human Resource Management professionals. It helps students to become adaptable, well-informed and proficient in a range of managerial skills, as well as become attuned to lifelong learning. This programme provides students with a systematic knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and insights in the discipline of Personnel and HRM.

The programme is designed to be studied in a systematic and incremental manner.

Our CIPD accredited part-time programme is run on an evening only basis two nights per week, 6-9pm. (In year 1 Tuesday and Thursday and year 2 Monday and Wednesday evenings). There will be three workshops over the duration of the programme, usually on a Friday.

We have developed a full-time programme which offers students the opportunity to study four evenings a week and so complete the programme in one year. There are also three daytime workshops. Further details will be available from the programme leader.

Like the part-time mode, the full-time mode is designed for students with some experience of Personnel or HR employment.

The aims of this programme are:

  • To establish a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of current problems and insights in the field of Personnel and HRM, informed by and in the forefront of both academic discipline and professional practice
  • To provide an opportunity for an individual student to acquire a range of business skills in the context of their application to the management of people and organisations
  • To engender a conceptual understanding of Personnel and HRM that enables the student to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship.


  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management in Context (15 credits)
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Learning and Talent Development. (15 credits)
  • Resourcing and Talent Management (15 credits)
  • Reward Management (15 credits)
  • Human Resources Strategy (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (45 credits)
  • One option from: Managing Employee Relations; Employment Regulation (15 credits)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

020 8331 9000