University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Human Resource Management/Development

The strength of this course lies in its flexible delivery and developing critical thinking skills for practical application. Through the dissertation and teaching input it provides a high level of intellectual stimulus and helps students to explore linkages between theoretical constructs and practical workplace application. Depending on the dissertation topic students may graduate with either an MA in Human Resource Management (HRM) or an MA in Human Resource Development (HRD). The course is suitable for both practicing HRM and HRD professionals and also for those who feel that people management will be a major element of their managerial career.

Entry requirements

A Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) accredited postgraduate diploma in human resource management or development (or equivalent), or, a diploma deemed by the professional body (CIPD) to be at M level (postgraduate).

Assessment methods

As part of the research methods module students are required to write 2 assignments; 1 is a 1500-word essay on research methods and the 2nd is a 1500-word essay on methodological issues. There is also a dissertation in the region of 15000 words, with an additional 2000 words for reflection.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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