A 2:2 honours degree in a cognate discipline or professional qualifications (ILM, CIPD etc.). Candidates with significant relevant work experience, may be admitted to the programme without degree or degree equivalent qualifications if they can demonstrate their potential to meet the learning requirements of the programme
Months of entry
The programme is designed to prepare and develop students for careers in Human Resource Management. The philosophy of the programme derives from the principles of reflective practice and experiential learning, or using the CIPD term, to develop ‘thinking performers’. The programme therefore combines academic, professional and personal development.
The course is designed to enable you to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Human Resource Management (HRM) within a wider organisational and contextual framework. Current issues in HRM are explored and you will develop techniques and a range of HRM skills that can be applied within organisations. The module content is largely vocational in nature, using real case studies and shared practical experiences to underpin theoretical knowledge.
Throughout the programme you will be able to participate in organisational visits, workshops and CPD events, in liaison with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Swansea Business School, providing knowledge-building and networking opportunities. Students who successfully complete part one, the PG Dip, will also receive internationally recognised CIPD recognition towards Chartered Membership of the CIPD.
Learning and Teaching
The MA programme is divided into two parts, in part 1 you will undertake eight compulsory 15 credit taught modules. In part two of the programme, you can elect to undertake a dissertation. Part 1 must be completed successfully before Part 2 can be attempted.
- Human Resource Management in Context (15 Credits)
- Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 Credits)
- Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 Credits)
- Employment Law (15 Credits)
- Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision (15 Credits)
- Managing Employment Relations (15 Credits)
- Resourcing and Talent Management (15 Credits)
- Investigating a Business Issue from a Human resource perspective* (15 Credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
*You will be required to complete a piece of research on an HRM issue within an organisation for this module.
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Sara Mills