London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

The MA Human Resource Management is of particular interest to those professionals who wish to further their careers and assume senior HR positions. The course is suited both to those already working in HR (at any level) as well as those who aspire to do so. Successful completion of the course, not only gives students the award of the MA HRM but also gives them the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) Advanced Level Diploma, CIPD Associate Membership and the opportunity to apply to upgrade to CIPD Chartered status. This programme is for practicing human resource professionals seeking to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of human resource activities; it is designed for human resource management generalists and is intended to enable students to identify and make effective use of a range of methods and techniques for providing human resources for an organisation and ensuring their optimum utilisation.

Course Modules

Modules include: Leading, managing and developing people; contextualising management; research methods in human resource management. Optional A (students choose 3 from the following): Human resource management (resourcing and talent management); employment law and practice; managing employment relations in contemporary organisations; employee engagement; learning and talent development. Option B (students choose from): Strategic international human resource management; diversity and inclusion: policy, practice and the law. Students may elect to take Cross'Cultural Management (20 credits, delivered during the day only) in place of 1 of these subject related option choices.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants should already be working in human resources, and possess a 2.2 Honours degree or above, or an equivalent professional qualification; alternatively learners have considerable relevant professional experience (e.g. at least 10 years in human resources and currently in a senior role with staff); IELT (minimum of 6).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,810  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £1,090  Module. First year home fees