Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Human Resource Management

This course is designed to meet the needs of those wanting a career in Human Resource as well as busy professionals already working in the field. Available as full or part-time and taught by some of the UK�s top human resources management (HRM) academics and practitioner academics, this course provides an excellent opportunity to study a wide range of HRM topics. During the course you will be introduced to the tools and techniques of HRM within the UK context, with the option to explore specialist areas of study that reflect the expertise within the HRM department and beyond. The whole course is accredited to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) standards. The CIPD is the UK's foremost professional body for human resources, industrial relations and organisational development fields. When you start this course you will be able to join the CIPD as a Student Member (subject to the joining fees) and will have full access to the CIPD website. On completion of the course you will be upgraded to Associate Member. Students with sufficient experience may be eligible to apply for full membership.

Entry requirements

For the MA Human Resource Management we normally require a 2nd class Honours degree or above, or an overseas equivalent qualification. Your first degree doesn't have to be in business. Applicants without a degree who have practical experience in personnel work will also be considered, but you will need to demonstrate your ability on the basis on courses already attended, references supplied, a 2,000 word essay and an interview. Part-time students should be currently employed or have past experience in posts with significant personnel-related responsibilities. International Entry Requirements: We accept the equivalent of the above from a recognised overseas qualification. English language requirements: Competence in English language and we normally require grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all 4 components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading). We also offer a pre-sessional course that ranges from 5-17 weeks, depending on your level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English language entry requirements.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: strategic human resource management (30 credits); research and professional practice with dissertation (60 credits). Optional modules: discrimination and the law (30 credits); employee relations and engagement (30 credits); employment relations and the law (30 credits); globalisation and work (30 credits); human resource management and public policy (30 credits); individual learning and development (30 credits); learning and management development (30 credits); organisational learning and development (30 credits); people management for the diverse workforce (30 credits); recruitment and termination law (30 credits); resourcing and management development (30 credits); sustainability and human resource management (30 credits); the resilient workplace: building wellbeing at work (30 credits); total reward (30 credits)

Assessment methods

There is a range of assessment methods including examinations and coursework, essays, case study assignments and group work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (home fees) 15 months
MA Full-time £ 16,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hendon Campus Barnet NW4 4BT South East

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