University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Human Resource Management

The course is designed for chartered institute of personnel and development (CIPD) graduates and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of human resource practitioners may be met. Specifically, it aims to extend and enhance the understanding and competence gained via professional qualification and to enhance the ability of students to think strategically about management and organisational change. This top up course may be taken by part time study (day or evening) at the University of Northampton or by distance learning worldwide. Distance learning students are supported by a website with learning material produced by the module tutors. The programme is designed to broaden specialist knowledge gained at the professional level.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed the chartered institute of personnel and development (CIPD) postgraduate diploma.

Course modules

Following successful completion of the research methods element, course members undertake a dissertation related to an aspect of strategic significance for the organisation. Previous topics have been those such as: an analysis of measures to re engage the workforce after a major restructuring and downsizing programme; an investigation of the human effects of organisational change in a merger and the role of the HR function in influencing and supporting culture change; alternative strategies for identifying and tackling major HR challenges in the decade ahead.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning £ 2,850 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Distance learning £ 2,850 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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