Achieve a qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) with one of the UK’s leading providers
Study part-time and gain a CIPD Advanced Level Diploma in just 18 months
Enhance your employability by developing the skills needed to motivate, manage and reward employees
This course is ideal if you want to specialise in human resource management.
You will develop your understanding of HRM practices across a variety of organisational settings, with an emphasis on strategic, international and comparative subject matter.
This is an Advanced Level programme, recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as providing the necessary knowledge to apply for Chartered Membership. On graduation you will also receive an Advanced Level Certificate from CIPD.
Full-time students automatically gain entrance to the CIPD National conference and Exhibition in Manchester - the leading HRM conference in the UK. You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland.
International student Elizabeth talks about her experiences studying Human Resource Management and Development.
The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
This course is designed for graduates with a background in business or business related studies, who wish to specialise in HRM with a view to pursuing a career as an HRM practitioner either as a functional specialist or in other areas of management which involves significant people management responsibilities. On completion you will have developed as a manager of people by learning specialist knowledge and the application of theory and practice in the main specialist areas which comprise HRM.
You will be equipped with the knowledge and specialist skills to effectively select, motivate, manage and reward employees to maximise their potential and the potential of their respective organisations. You will also become a reflective practitioner and enhance your learning and development capabilities.
Business Innovation Project (BIP)
Flexible final study options
Salford Business School has one of the most flexible suites of post-graduate taught programmes in the UK. For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:
Candidates who are not seeking a CIPD award may choose from the following four pathways:
(Evening Classes- September entry) MSc/PG Dip, CIPD Advanced Level Diploma
The programme is intended for graduates who currently work in the field and who require professional accreditation and for those who intend to seek a career in Human Resource Management and development. The aims are:
The following is an example of how the course could be taken on a part-time evening class basis over two years:
Year 1 - Semester 1
Strategic International Business Management (CIPD)
Employment Relations and Law - 30 credits
Resource Learning and Talent Management - 30 credits
Year 2 - Semester 1
Project Management, Leadership and Skills -30 credits
Semester 2 and 3
Business Innovation Project- 12-15,000 dissertation OR six month work placement (which may be where you work) with a 10,000 word Management Research Report
Part-time block attendance: You may undertake the above programme by taking two and a half day teaching blocks. There are two such blocks for every 30 credit module. There are multiple entry points to such a programme
Normally a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management/Grad Cert HRM.
A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.
Where a student has gained a recognised Honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum two years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility.
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).
If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University. Please search for English in Course Finder.
Professionals and graduates with a background in business who want to specialise their skills and knowledge in the field of human resource management.
This course offers great scope for you to learn how human resources management plays a vital role in business. You will gain a highly regarded qualification, either as an existing practitioner or as a manager wanting to specialise in HRM.
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities.
Various approaches are offered to meet the needs of both full and part-time students. The course is delivered to part-time students over two three-day intensive blocks in the evenings, meaning each module will be completed within a six-week period.
Substantial use is made of distance learning through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, and a wide range of academic journals and texts are available in both paper and electronic formats. Tutorials allow you to reflect on lecture materials and benefit from discussion and group work.
The dissertation element offers a further opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and skills in a more flexible environment.
During your course, a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include: essays, assignments, exams, multiple-choice tests, online tests, group reports and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules, but exams still play a major role.
You will gain a highly regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.
International Student Ego talks about studying MSc Human Resource Management and Development.
The CIPD Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire branches are led by graduates from the programme.
This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors.
Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:
Dawn Lambert, MSc Human Resource Management now Head of HR, Mears Group PLC
"I chose the University of Salford due to the positive reputation of the course. Since graduating I have remained with the Mears Group Plc, which has grown from 300 to 2,500 staff. I am now head of Human Resources and have a voice on the Board. In 2005 I was accepted as a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. This award helped accelerate my career as achieving the MSc was a condition of my promotion to Human Resource Manager and my promotion to Head of Human Resources came shortly after receiving fellowship status."
You will be encouraged to attend CIPD Manchester Branch events and join meetings of the Manchester Industrial Relations Society. Our course team also maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organisations, commentators and employers.
Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.
Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.
Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.
Research in Salford Business School is coordinated by Professor Ghassan Aouad, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation). For more information and contact details:
PGR options include:
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,250 per 30 credits|
|Full-time International||£13,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section
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