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Manchester Metropolitan University offers MSc Human Resource Management with CIPD program of duration 1 year.

MSc Human Resource Management with CIPD program

This course is designed to help you develop your career in HR management.

Full-time: • MSc: 1 year •

Full-time Delivery

The full-time programme will normally include three days of attendance per week in taught lectures, tutorials and workshops during the autumn and spring terms.

Entry requirements

You should have a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international/professional/academic equivalent, in any subject.

They also welcome applications from candidates who may not have a degree but do have equivalent professional qualifications or significant, relevant management experience.

If your first language is not English and your first degree was not taught in English, you must have an English language score of IETLS 6.5, or equivalent such as TOEFL IBT 90.

If your IETLS score is 5.5 they may offer you a place on the proviso that you successfully complete an approved English language course at the University.

Course details-

Typical units of study may include
Year 1

You will study the following core units and choose one option unit.
Core units

Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 credits)

This unit provides a critical evaluation of research and debate in the fields of HRM and HRD. You will examine the theoretical foundations of leading, managing and developing people. In particular, the unit will consider the nature, scope and impact of HRM, the theory and practice of leading and managing people at work, and finally will look at the field of learning and development.

HR in Context (15 credits)

This unit develops major internal and external contextual issues that shape decision-making in business and in HRM.

Employment Resourcing, Relations and Law (30 credits)

This unit provides comprehensive coverage of the key strategic HR activities of resourcing and managing employment relationships within a legally compliant framework. You will apply theoretical frameworks to critically evaluate contemporary practices and apply employment law during in-class exercises

Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 credits)

This unit will equip you with management, leadership and HR professional skills to support your continuing professional development.

Research Methods in HRM (15 credits)

This unit enables you to develop the skills required to identify and investigate HR issues in order to stimulate and support improvements to organisations’ strategies and practices and to people's working lives.

Dissertation (60 credits)

You will be required to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial or business issue. Supported by a dissertation supervisor, you then produce a substantial written document of your findings, achievements and conclusions. You will make practical recommendations and provide an implementation plan. Students write a reflective account of what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied to personal development and practice in the future.
Option units*

*Not all the option units listed below are available every year, but you will have a choice from at least two HR options, plus others from the Master's Network

Performance and Reward (30 credits)

Provides comprehensive coverage of the key strategic HR activities of managing performance and reward. Topic will include : HR Strategy and Performance Management, Performance Appraisal, Discipline, 360 degree feedback, Personal Development Planning, Reward Strategies, Pay, Job Evaluation, Performance-Related Pay, Incentives, Benefits, Total Reward,

Business Psychology in Action (30 credits)

Use psychology to achieve a more productive and satisfying workplace, and develop your understanding of the psychological tools and resources available to you as a manager. Main topics will include communication, understanding individual differences at work, employee attitudes, spirituality in the workplace, selection, work-life, well-being and positive psychology.

Ethics Responsibility and Equality (30 credits)

Develops understanding of the concepts of ethics, responsibility and equality in employment. Explores implications for responsible management, and policy making. As an indication, topics will include Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Ethical Issues around Customers and Employees, equal opportunities and diversity management, individual equality strands (gender, race, age, disability etc.). Equalities in global context.

Strategic Learning, Coaching and Talent Development (30 credits)

Investigates the contribution strategic learning and coaching policy and practice make to organisational and individual performance. Theory and Practice of Strategic HRD, Concepts of learning, talent and human development, design, implementation and evaluation of coaching and mentoring interventions.

Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management (30 credits)

This unit provides an exploration of key academic underpinnings of organisational learning and knowledge management and the implications for practitioners in facilitating learning and knowing in organisations. You will be exposed to traditional lecture material, involved in group discussions, case studies and tasks and work on individual background reading and activities.

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits + 60 credit dissertation).

Assessment details-

The assessment requirements for each unit is detailed below:

LMDP: One three hour exam (January 2017)
HRMiC: One three hour exam (January 2017)
ERRL: Two assignments (one in term 1 and one in term 2)
DSBL: One portfolio (Term 2)
Research Methods in HRM: Research Proposal (Term 2)


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