Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Human Resource Management

There is an emphasis on the need for human resource professionals to continually develop throughout their career, taking responsibility for what they learn. In addition, you will develop the ability to apply what you learn to different organisational contexts, and to critically evaluate alternative approaches which will add value to a range of business sectors. The programme covers the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Advanced (Level 7) Standards. It will also provide you with the knowledge requirements to apply for Chartered Membership of CIPD: the recognised level of membership for HR and Development professionals.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. •Developing Academic Business and Leadership Competencies Develop interpersonal, leadership, critical analysis and financial skills, while demonstrating the application of sound business thinking •HR Context Critically analyse the major organisational and external contexts and constraints within which organisations operate across a range of business sectors, evaluating the impact on business and HR choices and strategies •Strategic HRM Critically evaluate HR's role within an organisation and its contribution to HR strategy •Employee Relations and Engagement Take into account a vartiety of contexts and legal frameworks to evaluate a range of perspectives, concepts and strategies for employment relations in contemporary organisations •Managing Resource Strategy Critique management strategies, particularly organisational strategy dedicated to attracting, managing and retaining talent. Examine the barriers, challenges and opportunities available to HRM to maximise talent potential in the workforce •Development and Performance Strategies Critique development and performance strategies and examine the issues and opportunities surrounding these two complementary, yet distinct HR functions •Research Methods Develop skills to research real-life workplace problems. Learn the whole research process through workshop participation and conducting online exercises. By working on a real research problem, you will develop your skills in designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research projects •Engagement in the Digital Age Examine the impact of digital HR on academic and professional practice. You will be required to demonstrate digital knowledge and skills through the composition of a digital presentation •Dissertation and Impact Report Develop an independent and academically rigourous research project using primary research methods, with a methodology and full literature review. The report will culminate in a critical analytical discussion drawing out further areas for exploration, potential new theoretical contributions to your chosen subject, and recommendations for future academic research

Assessment methods

Workshops for each of the modules are led by tutors who are specialists in their subject areas. We ensure that the CIPD and LJMU agreed syllabus is covered and that all course members are clear of the requirements for the assessment of each subject area. A variety of learning approaches are used including: electronic resources such as e-journals and resources which can be accessed from on and off-campus; 'Canvas' containing session notes which can be accessed in advance of sessions and module guides including indicative reading lists for each session which allow pre-reading of chapters prior to classes. During the workshop sessions there is a mix of lecturer input; facilitated discussions of organisational approaches, case studies, presentations to develop learning of the whole group; discussion groups around research, journal articles, reading, organisational approaches/practice and case study work. The range of assessments include: •Written assignments reviewing the implications of major pieces of contemporary research for contemporary organisations •Written assignments advising on and developing HR strategy and policy in specific organisation/sectoral contexts •Two examinations (50% of each examination is based around a seen case study) •Portfolio evidencing development •Research proposal in preparation for the M level Dissertation •The M Level Dissertation There will be opportunities in workshops to discuss the assignment, clarify requirements with the module tutor and discuss possible approaches to the work with your colleagues in the group. Two modules are assessed by examination, in these modules there will be discussion of approaches to examinations and a revision session at the end of the module, the case study is made available two weeks prior to the examination on 'Blackboard'.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 EUR 3,125 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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