Entry requirements

A student must satisfy one, or a combination of, the following criteria:

  • An initial degree of Glyndŵr University, or another University approved degree awarding body.
  • A non-graduate qualification which the University deemed to be of satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission
  • Relevant work experience that is deemed to compensate the lack of formal qualifications and have held a position of management responsibility for a minimum of two years.

A student who has already achieved the current or previous CIPD Advanced Diploma may be given permission to proceed directly onto Year 3. Students with other qualifications may also be considered for full or part exemption from the programme in line with Glyndŵr University’s RPL criteria.

It is considered advantageous for a student to be in employment throughout their study, although students may apply their learning to an organisation with which they are familiar.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course is specifically designed with busy professionals and their organisations in mind.

The course at Wrexham Glyndŵr University provides a thorough understanding of the importance of delivering an effective employment relationship and the facets within it.

This programme is approved by CIPD and graduates will achieve a CIPD level 7 award in addition to their MA Human Resource Management.

This course is delivered on a part time basis and takes 3 years to complete.

The course is relevant for Human Resource Professionals in all types of organisation within the UK and internationally and aimed at experienced middle or senior level managers or HR professionals. Consequently they will have have relevant work experience and/or hold appropriate formal qualifications suitable for access to a Master’s programme.

The programme ensures that students, not only develop the knowledge they need, but also provides them with practical skills to apply that knowledge and develop as professional practitioners.

The MA HRM Programme team are practitioners themselves, who work in various specialism’s within HRM. This means the tutors can support students with a real understanding of what it means to be an HR practitioner and are up to date in regards to what challenges organisations in a wide range of sectors. They can also easily demonstrate the links between theory and practice.

Key course features

  • Course Delivery – There are two modes of delivery, Distance Learning and Blended Learning with the only difference between the two modes being the tutorials. For Distance learning these will be asynchronous online forums, whilst Blended Learning students will attend once a month for face to face contact with the tutor. Narrated lectures, subject guides and supporting material will all be delivered online. Why? Flexibility. Busy working lives, and a turbulent environment mean that professionals don't have time for day release and it is reflective of how people want to learn in the digital age.
  • Residential Weekends - Which will take place once a trimester (5 during the programme in total) - these will be a mixture of experiential learning workshops designed to build skills and develop self awareness, visiting speakers sharing experience of HR in practice and application in practice sessions to demonstrate the connection between what the student has learned and what that means for them within their workplace through case studies, discussion and collaborative learning.
  • Mentoring programme throughout the Course - Students will be asked to nominate a mentor in their workplace who will become part of their programme of study with the development of learning contracts and scheduled mentoring sessions, the outcomes of which will form of part of the students Continuous Professional Development Record.
  • Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to network and attend the CIPD conference, as well as accessdifferent levels of CIPD membership (depending on your progress through the course).

Information for international students

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.

Fees and funding

UK students

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for MA Human Resource Management are £4495.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

The format of the programme requires attendance at a 2 day Induction and 1 day per month in University with 2 weekends per year for assessments.

Course contact details

Student Enquiries
01978 293439