Whether you are starting a career in Human Resource Management or are already working in the sector, and if you would like to progress at a professional level, this Human Resource Management Masters which is accredited by the CIPD can help you to achieve your career goals. Our business school holds devolved status from the CIPD and was given after ten years of student performance above the national average in all areas
You may already have studied at a university, or perhaps have some work experience in a related people management role. As a student on this MA you will have the opportunities to initiate or improve your critical understanding of complex managerial, HR and organisational issues. The course will develop the knowledge; skills and attitudes appropriate to middle and senior management and advanced practitioners in the HR field. If you are not already a member of the CIPD the successful completion of the course enables you to apply for Chartered Membership Status.
The course will assist you to make a strategic contribution to any organisation; it will also advance your career allowing you to successfully compete for higher level posts within the field of HR. This course not only gives you the advanced diploma through CIPD accreditation but also awards you a Masters from a well respected university who is committed to widening participation and innovative programmes.
September start Full Time
7HR004 Organisational change and development
7HR007 Contemporary Issues in International HRM
7HR003 Leading Managing and developing People
7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length)
7HR012 Key Issues in Employee Relations and Employment Law
7HR005 Human Resource Management in Context
7HR002 People Resourcing and Reward
The University of Wolverhampton Business School currently holds devolved status from the CIPD. This is the culmination of 10 years of student performance above the national average in all areas.
The course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of HR, encouraging critical reflective thinking and developing independent personal development skills.
During your studies you will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities outside of normal teaching these may include guest lectures, visits to companies or residentials. These activities are designed to enhance your knowledge, understanding as well as enjoyment of your course.
For anyone wishing to pursue or further their career within the field of HR, it is essential that a CIPD postgraduate qualification is obtained, giving membership to the professional body.
International, national and local recruitment to the field of HR is growing and, as such, competition for employment is high. Our programme is a robust course that has been highly commended by the CIPD for many years.
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
All modules are aligned to the national standards for the profession, and are endorsed by the CIPD. Completion of the course enables students to apply for professional membership.
Part time students only
Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England was introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (//www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (//www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.
Student membership of the CIPD is an additional cost, payable by the student directly to the CIPD. It is strongly recommended that students enrol with the CIPD at the start of their programme of study. On commencement of the programme of study, full guidance will be provided to students regarding membership processes. Details of current fees can be found here CIPD membership webpage
Failure to hold current student membership at the point of completion of the qualification may incur significant charges from the CIPD if wishing to take up membership.