This course gives human resource practitioners an exciting opportunity to:
- develop your personal and professional knowledge of HR issues to Masters level,
- enhance career development at a time when employers in all sectors of the economy are increasingly recognising the value of a Masters qualification,
- develop your key managerial skills for personnel and development, enabling you to promote a critical and analytical approach to the use of information in human resource situations.
The course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as meeting the knowledge requirements that are pre-requisite for Chartered Membership or Chartered Fellowship of the CIPD.
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Course length: 24 months part-time
Study location: City site
Fees and funding:
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Please be aware that fees are subject to annual review.
This course develops your knowledge and critical understanding of conceptual frameworks, perspectives and issues associated with the management of human resources and enables you to apply this to practical, organisational situations. It will increase your awareness of the changing context for the practice of human resourcing via a range of compulsory and specialist elective modules.
- HRM in its Business Context
- People Resourcing and Talent Management
- Learning and Talent Development
- Research methods and Professional Skills
With our specialist elective modules you can develop skills and knowledge in an area of your own particular interest. Whilst completing your dissertation in your second year you will also undertake three elective modules. The specialist options we offer may include:
- Managing Employee Relations and Engagement
- Performance Management
- Reward Management
- Employment Law
- Developing Coaching Competence
- HRM in an International Environment
- CSR and Diversity in HRM.
Assessment is carried out through assignments and exams which will be based on your organisation. Part of the assessment for the Research Methods and Professional Skills element will require you to provide evidence of the development of HR skills for business leadership and your continuing professional development (CPD) through the submission of a portfolio. Your portfolio will be assessed on the relevance of your reflections of in-course learning and of both planned and incidental learning at work and elsewhere.
Study and support
Teaching normally takes place in the afternoons and evenings as this is popular with both students and employers. Attendance in both years is mostly on a weekly basis. Your induction will be held over two full days and you will be expected to attend a residential during HRM in its business context.
How many contact hours will there be?
54 per module
How many places are available?
At Nottingham Trent University, we provide first-class learning facilities for our students. Our campus has undergone substantial redevelopment during recent years, and provides an abundance of teaching space, a range of lecture theatres of different sizes, and masses of space for social learning. With wireless connection throughout, students will be able to work on their laptops in any part of the building.
Graduates on our MSc HRM have reported enhanced career opportunities that enable them to operate confidently at a more senior level within the HR field.
This course does not offer placements as students on the course are generally in employment. The course balances theory with the practical nature of human resource management.
Applicants should have a first degree or other qualification at an equivalent level or be able to provide sufficient evidence of capability to successfully complete a programme of study at M level. Please see the how to apply section for further entry requirements.
English language requirements for International and EU students.
- You should have a first degree or other qualification at an equivalent level or be able to provide sufficient evidence that you are capable of successfully completing a programme of study at Masters level.
- You should also have relevant work experience related to management and/or human resource management.
- If your educational qualifications are at a lower level than a first degree you will be asked to provide some evidence of your capability to study on a Masters programme. Typically you might be asked to complete a short assignment that would be assessed at interview by the Programme Leader. If you have completed the Certificate in Personnel Practice or the Certificate in Human Resourcing Practice you would be assessed on an appropriate piece of work from that programme.
- One academic OR vocational reference is required
English language requirements
English language entry requirements for courses at Nottingham Business School and a full list of all English language qualifications accepted by the University are available on our website.
Applications should be made online using the apply online button at the top of the page.
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