Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Human Resource Management and Development

Northumbria University's postgraduate Human Resource Management and Development course is ideal for anyone looking to progress their career within the challenging and rewarding world of human resources (HR). By focusing on the development of your professional and interpersonal skills, this HR Management course helps you to understand and critically evaluate current, individual and organisational practices within different contexts so that you can provide solutions that add value to organisations. You will study a range of human resources topics and develop your skills as an HR practitioner, as well as studying some general business and management subjects designed to develop your strategic business awareness and leadership potential. Through a choice of options you will be given the opportunity to specialise in specific areas of HRM, such as Employment Relations, Employment Law and Coaching in the Workplace. This Human Resources Management degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Students who successfully complete all elements will meet the knowledge criteria needed to become a Chartered Member of the CIPD (provided you become a student member whilst on the course). We also provide support for those students with extensive experience in their application to become a fully Chartered Member. Employers increasingly regard the CIPD qualification as a measure of capability and added value so this qualification will put you well ahead of other graduates in the job market as across the globe.

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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