Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Human Resource Management

This course is designed to help students develop a career in human resource management (HRM). It is suitable for graduates looking to study for an MSc before securing their first HR job, or those taking a break and wishing to re-train or re-focus their career. This course meets the advanced professional standards set by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), it is accredited by the CIPD, and gives full exemption from their level 7 Advanced Diploma in HRM. Upon successful completion of their qualification and depending on their relevant HR or development experience, students can then apply to upgrade to Chartered Membership. Students receive an excellent grounding in all aspects of HR, developing their knowledge and practical skills, and focusing particularly how a strategic approach to HR can add value to organisations. The optional unit choices and the dissertation enable you to specialise in a particular area of HR. The course is taught by an experienced team of lecturers, many of whom have extensive experience as HR professionals, and others who are actively researching and publishing in the field. The course includes a work placement, and an opportunity to do a live research project leading to your dissertation. It also includes a residential event and a visit to the CIPD's national conference. For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree; or equivalent professional qualifications; English language requirement of IETLS 6.5, or equivalent such as TOEFL IBT 90. We will also consider your application if you have degree equivalent professional qualifications or significant management experience.

Course modules

Core modules: leading, managing and developing people; HR in context; employment resourcing, relations and law; developing skills for business leadership; research methods in HRM; dissertation. Option modules: performance and reward; business psychology in action; ethics responsibility and equality; strategic learning, coaching and talent development; organisational learning and knowledge management.

Assessment methods

There is a range of written assignments, reports and case study analyses alongside a small number of written examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 4 months
PgDip Full-time - 8 months

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