University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Human Resource Management

The course provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills pertinent to development as a human resource (HR) professional; students are able to operate in international environments given the unique design of the programme; the course is intellectually challenging and upon completion, students have the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to function exceptionally well as an HR professional; in addition, all modules are also aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) which offers the opportunity to apply for membership of the CIPD; the course is designed for students who want to embark on advanced level study of human resource management to develop analytical and evaluation skills that can be applied to real work situations; the course recognises that people management is a key force for successful economic growth and thus emphasises the development of knowledge and understanding of a range of management and business practices and the ability to apply them effectively in an innovative manner; the course also adopts an interdisciplinary approach and helps develop students own understandings of complex and challenging business environments; to help this process visits to some of the larger businesses such as Toyota, JCB and Whitbread are incorporated; these are designed to give students an insight into the structural complexities and management of large business concerns, thus providing a valuable experience of the concepts students study in class; coupled with an innovative assessment portfolio, students are provided with a mutually inclusive and dynamic learning experience based on the principles of continuous professional development.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above; a HND/HNC in a related subject area plus 2 years relevant organisational experience; a Certificate in Personal Practice, a Certificate in Training Practice, a Certificate in Recruitment and Selection, or an equivalent CIPD certificated programme, plus 2 years relevant experience. Applications are also invited under the widening participation agenda from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who may have significant organisational experience, in such cases, students need to demonstrate at least 8 years relevant organisational experience, with at least 3 years in an HR role, or 5 years in a relevant role, for example a supervisory or management role; admission to the programme is based on an evaluation of the applicant�s ability to contribute to, benefit from and achieve the award; a reference from a tutor who has supervised your undergraduate studies, or your employer; if English is not the 1st language, a TOEFL score of 550 or above, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above. Candidates may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook (APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning); students holding the PgD Human Resource Management may be eligible to enter with advanced standing; entry is also available to those who successfully complete the UWBS Masters Entry course; part-time students only: applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above, in such cases, admission to the programme is based on an evaluation of the applicant�s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award; applicants normally have appropriate and relevant work experience.

Course modules

Modules include: contemporary issues in international human resource management; organisational change and development; human resource management in context; people resourcing and reward; key issues in employee relations and employment law; leading, managing and developing people; independent business analysis project.

Sponsorship information

Self or employer-funding.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time day and evening - 2 years
MA Full-time £ 12,225 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiry Unit
Telephone number: 
0800 953 3222