Taught course

Human Resource Development (Top-Up)

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Department of Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
Qualifications
MSc top-up

Entry requirements

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Advanced Level 7 Qualification either through the completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or Personnel Management or the level 7 qualification at a CIPD accredited centre. If a Pg Diploma was gained more than 5 years previously, Chartered Fellows and Chartered Members of the CIPD may be eligible to apply through a specific RPL route.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

June

Course content

If you're a Human Resource (HR) practitioner looking to progress your career – and you've already successfully achieved the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Advanced Level 7 qualification – this MSc Human Resource Management Top-up will take your HR training to master's level, increasing your skills and employability.

You'll hone you HR knowledge and abilities through a 3 day intensive learning block, before completing a dissertation proposal and dissertation on a related subject of your choosing. You'll get support from a supervisor during your studies too – via Skype, telephone calls and face-to-face meetings where possible.

You'll graduate as a highly competent HR practitioner, with the specialist skills to match your chosen career path. Depending on your choice of dissertation, you'll be awarded with either an MSc Human Resource Management (HRM), or an MSc Human Resource Development (HRD).

You can find out more about this course, our facilities and our generous scholarships by attending one of our regular open evenings, where you can meet teaching staff and current students.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Take part in a research skills development workshop, where you will develop the skills necessary to complete the dissertation
  • Work through pre-course reading and proposal development activities, further deepening your knowledge of the field
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • business development and consultancy
  • management
  • recruitment
  • personnel
  • human resources
  • training

Other graduates have set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,070 *Tuition fees are subject to annual increase.
International students
£4,670 *Tuition fees are subject to annual increase.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc top-up
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty
Email
bal-enquiries@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 2991