Human Resource Management and Development
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
Start Date(s): September; January; March; June; November; July
MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time, one year part-time)
Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,550
International - £14,400
- 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
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Programme updated for September 2018 entryThis programme has recently been through our regular programme review; this ensures it addresses the current and future needs of students and employers. Applications are open for our September course.
On this programme, you will develop your understanding of human resource management and development practices across a variety of organisational settings.
This is an Advanced Level programme, recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as providing the necessary knowledge for Associated Chartered Membership*. Full-time students automatically gain entrance to the CIPD National conference and Exhibition in Manchester - the leading HRM conference in the UK. On completion of the course and successfully meeting the accredited CIPD standards, you will also receive an Advanced Level Certificate from the Institute*.
Full-time students automatically gain entrance to the CIPD National conference and Exhibition in Manchester - the leading HRM conference in the UK.
You can study this programme full-time, part-time during the day and part-time in the evening.
Part time evening programme
This programme also runs as a part time evening programme, one evening per week over two years. This is intended for graduates who currently work in the field and who require professional accreditation as well as those who intend to move into a career in Human Resource Management and Development.
* subject to re-accreditation by CIPD (due summer 2018)
The full time course also offers a distance learning option through our official partner Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland. Please note this option does not carry the CIPD accreditation.
I like that there is a work placement option with this course. It is an interesting course. I am learning new and interesting info in every lecture. The tutors are really helpful. They reply to your emails on time and give you a lot of guidance..JT, MSc Human Resource Management & Development student, 2018
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.
The programme is block delivered and there are several entry points throughout the year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
The course is delivered in four blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study a single module for a 6-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for 6 hours each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 6-week blocks. During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
Part time day students study alternate modules over six weeks (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.
Part time evening students study their modules one evening a week (5pm-9pm) over 12 weeks to complete their degree in two years.
For the final third of your studies, you will work on your Business Innovation Project, working with your own or another organisation.
Semester 3Business Innovation Project (BIP)
This module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree. You will have the opportunity to select between an internship or dissertation, which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional experience.
You will be allocated a supervisor who will mentor you through the BIP project. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the Student Hub and Student Life. Student Life can help with pre project / placement support for students and opportunities for those going on placement to participate in training workshops to ensure best practice. The Student Hub can help you to find a placement, if you choose to go that route for your Business Innovation Project.
- Placements can be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
- You can undertake your placements with your sponsor or employing organisation.
- For international students, placements are 6 months maximum due to visa restrictions.
- For home/EU students, placements can possibly be extended to 12 months.
- You will be paid a salary for the duration of your placement.