University of West London

Course Introduction

The programme enables to students learn how to take a critical perspective on current theory and practice, to analyse complex human resource management (HRM) problems, and to devise creative solutions to them; the overall philosophy and aims of this course, following those laid down by the CIPD, are to articulate the knowledge and competence required to undertake a professional HRM or development role, acting as a 'business partner' and adding value to the objectives of the organisations HR professionals work for; a related key objective is the establishment, monitoring and promotion of standards and ethics, as defined in the CIPD's qualifications at Advanced Level; we achieve these aims by encouraging students to evaluate critically HR policies and practices from differing ideological perspectives; in this way students develop analytical and critical skills, enabling them to help employing organisations adapt to changing conditions.

Course Modules

Modules include: human resource management in context; managing people; developing skills for management; people resourcing and talent management; employment law; learning and talent development; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in any discipline; CIPD level 5 qualifications with a minimum of 2 years HR or management experience; human resource practitioners with at least 5 years' experience without the above qualifications assessed via interview and essay; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or above, at a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet'based test 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £10,995  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,550  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day or Evening
MA (Postgraduate) £5,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day or Evening
MA (Postgraduate) £4,300  Academic year. First year home fees