This course enables entry onto the MA HRM if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses, whilst also providing English support if you need help in this area.
The aim of the MA HRM is to provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills pertinent to your development as a Human Resource professional. You will be able to operate in international environments given the unique design of our programme. The course is intellectually challenging and upon completion, you will 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 you 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 will help you develop your own understandings of complex and challenging business environments. To help this process we also (where possible) arrange visits to some of the larger businesses such as Toyota, JCB and Whitbread. These are designed to give you an insight into the structural complexities and management of large business concerns, thus giving you valuable experience of the concepts you study in class. Coupled with an innovative assessment portfolio, you are provided with a mutually inclusive and dynamic learning experience based on the principles of continuous professional development.
September start (full time)
7BE011 Masters Learning
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 Business School currently holds devolved status from the CIPD. This was the culmination of ten years of student performance above the national average in all areas.
The course aims to develop students at advanced level for a professional career in HR by developing knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of HR, encouraging critical reflective thinking and developing independent personal development skills. The course covers a range of topics in the field of HR including, Leadership, Resourcing, Reward, Talent Management, Employment Law, Employee Relations and Change Management, written against the national standards for the profession, and is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Completion of the course enables students to apply for professional membership of the CIPD.
This course offers the opportunity to work with organisations including visits to companies working in an international context.
The CIPD is world renowned for developing the standards for the HR profession and 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.
Most organisations who recruit HR professionals require applicants to either hold a CIPD qualification or be studying to achieve one.
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 programme that has been highly commended by the CIPD for many years.
This course is aligned to the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
The entry requirements for the MA HRM (Extended) are:
Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.
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 will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.
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.