University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Human Resource Management

Overview If you're already working in Human Resources and have ambitious plans for your career, an MSc or PgDip Human Resource Management qualification can give you the skills, knowledge and postgraduate qualification you need to get ahead. On this course, you'll develop your existing HR skills and knowledge, and grow your leadership and management skills too. You'll put the theory you learn into practice, and when you graduate, you'll have met the requirements for CIPD HR Professional Map at Advanced Level 7. What's more, your MSc or PgDip can help you move up the ladder in your current workplace, and open doors to exciting new roles elsewhere. And you'll have transferrable skills too, so you can explore careers in recruitment or business development. What you'll experience On this course you'll: Get to grips with the key themes in HR management, covering leadership and management skills, talent management, and employment relationships Complete a work placement in an HR environment, where you'll get valuable experience and put theory into practice Learn though lectures, case studies, group work and skills development workshops, where you'll contribute to managerial and HR-based activities MSc students will complete an investigative business project, which will determine whether you graduate with an MSc Human Resource Management or an MSc Human Resource Development Benefit from our flexible approach to learning, with web, email and phone access to many of our facilities Engage with HRM specialists and legal professionals 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 HR 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 We're an Approved Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), so you'll graduate from this course with an approved qualification which meets the requirements of the CIPD HR Professional Map at Advanced Level 7. You'll also be eligible for Associate membership of the CIPD, and depending on your previous experience, you could meet the criteria for Chartered Membership. You'll also have strong people management and HR-specific skills, you'll be able to reflect on your practice, and be ready to make an active contribution to business performance. Career opportunities include: Business development and consultancy Management Recruitment Personnel Human resources Training Benefits analyst Human resource officer Human resource systems manager Personnel adviser Recruitment consultant Training and development coordinator We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice..

Entry requirements

MSc: A second class honours degree or equivalent in any academic subject and seeking to pursue/continue an HR career. Applicants with Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 3 or Level 5 and/or candidates with appropriate work experience will also be considered. Applicants are subject to interview. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

You will study current HRM-related theories and issues, with an emphasis on their practical application. Topics covered include, Research Skills for the HR Professional, the International HR Practitioner and research methods and dissertation. Here are the units you will study: Leadership Skills and Management: This unit aims to provide you with the rigorous framework of knowledge and understanding concerning people development and management in order to become effective managers, managing others fairly and effectively and increasing levels of engagement, commitment, motivation and performance. Resourcing, Learning and Talent Management: This unit will equip you with the knowledge and skills required for effective people management, including the practical aspects of recruitment, selection, employee retention and dismissal. You will also explore learning, teaching and development in the workplace. Managing Human Resources and Employment Relationships in Context: By studying this unit you will gain an understanding of HR strategy and the employment relationship. You will explore organisational contexts and how they apply to public, private and third sector organisations. Research Skills for the HR Professional: This unit aims to provide human resource (HR) professionals with knowledge and skills in research. The unit content with equip you to explore and critically evaluate academic and practitioner sources of knowledge. The International HR Practitioner: This unit aims to encourage the development of a critical understanding of HR theory and practice from an international perspective through evaluating leading edge research and practice. The work placement is a key element related to some of the units studied. Our Placements Office will support you in maintaining and developing business contacts, advise you of vacancies and help you prepare for interviews and other selection methods. Research Methods and Investigative Business Project: For the investigative business project, you will be allocated a supervisor who will support you to plan, research and write a 15,000-word proposal and dissertation. Your dissertation subject choice will determine whether the final award is MSc Human Resource Management or MSc Human Resource Development.

Assessment methods

A combination of teaching methods is adopted, including lectures, case studies and group work. You will be expected to read in preparation and to make an active contribution to class discussions. The teaching team include staff actively engaged in Human Resource Management/Human Resource Development research and those with practitioner experience. Assessment methods vary according to the unit content and include coursework, presentations and examination

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

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
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