University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Human Resource Management

This programme is designed for those seeking to secure a human resource management (HRM) or human resource development (HRD) role in a variety of organisational contexts. The programme aims to develop understanding of the specialist knowledge, research evidence and practice of HRM within a range of organisational contexts, and to equip students with the analytical and diagnostic skills required of HR professionals. The programme will focus on HRM activities, strategies and plans that underpin sustainable organisational performance in order to develop the potential and employability of students. The programme provides a strong foundation in general business and management, with a particular emphasis on understanding the strategic significance of HRM in a variety of organisational contexts. It incorporates a range of specialist HRM modules which develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies required of effective HR professionals. This course is accredited by the chartered institute of personnel and development (CIPD).

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto this course applicants normally need to hold a recognised 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK University (or an international equivalent) in human resource management, or in business, commerce, management or related disciplines. Applicants must also have already worked in an HR or general management role for a period of 12 months or more and have evidence of this. Applicants whose 1st language is not English need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Typical modules include: HRM in context; leading, managing and developing people; investigating a business issue; performance management; dissertation; resourcing and talent management; learning and talent development.

Assessment methods

A combination of assignments, projects, reflective activities, group work, presentations and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,700 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

Key information

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