University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Human Resource Management (Top-up)

Overview If you're a Human Resource (HR) practitioner looking to progress your career - and you've already successfully achieved the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Advanced Level 7 qualification - this MSc Human Resource Management Top-up will take your HR training to master's level, increasing your skills and employability. You'll hone you HR knowledge and abilities through a 3 day intensive learning block, before completing a dissertation proposal and dissertation on a related subject of your choosing. You'll get support from a supervisor during your studies too - via Skype, telephone calls and face-to-face meetings where possible. You'll graduate as a highly competent HR practitioner, with the specialist skills to match your chosen career path. Depending on your choice of dissertation, you'll be awarded with either an MSc Human Resource Management (HRM), or an MSc Human Resource Development (HRD). You can find out more about this course, our facilities and our generous scholarships by attending one of our regular open evenings, where you can meet teaching staff and current students. What you'll experience On this course you'll: Take part in a research skills development workshop, where you will develop the skills necessary to complete the dissertation Work through pre-course reading and proposal development activities, further deepening your knowledge of the field Tap in to our Library's vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection Work experience and career planning We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies. When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. Careers and opportunities To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course. When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. Here are some routes our graduates have pursued: business development and consultancy management recruitment personnel human resources training Other graduates have set up successful businesses with help and support from the University. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. Professional accreditations The University of Portsmouth is an Approved Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR specialists and is the world's largest Chartered HR professional organisation.

Entry requirements

MSc: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Advanced Level 7 Qualification either through the completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or Personnel Management or the level 7 qualification at a CIPD accredited centre. If a Pg Diploma was gained more than 5 years previously, Chartered Fellows and Chartered Members of the CIPD may be eligible to apply through a specific RPL route. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

You will attend a half day induction followed by a four day research methods workshop in May. After the four day research methods workshop in May, you will work on your 2,000 word dissertation proposal for submission in July (full time students) or August (part time students). Following completion of your research proposal, you will be allocated a supervisor who will help you to plan and research a 13,000 word dissertation for submission in November for full time students and the following April for part time students. Your supervisor will support you through email, Skype, telephone conversations, and where practicable, face-to-face meetings.

Assessment methods

You will be allocated a supervisor who will help you plan and research your dissertation. Your dissertation subject choice will determine whether the final award is MSc Human Resource Development or MSc Human Resource Management. You will be supported by your supervisor through email, Skype, telephone conversations and where possible, face-to-face meetings. Assessment differs from unit to unit, but all consist of varying forms of coursework alongside a time-constrained assessment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Part-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Part-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time June 2020 4,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (EU) 6 Months
MSc Full-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 Months
MSc Full-time June 2020 4,900 per Year 1 (International) 6 Months
MSc Full-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 Months
MSc Full-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 Months
MSc Full-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 6 Months
MSc Full-time June 2020 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 6 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Student Recruitment Centre - Faculty of Business and Law
Telephone number: 
02392842991