Human Resource Management and Development
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
Start Dates(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 - £1,417 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,500
International - £13,500
Full-time PgDip - £5,670 full-time, £2,835 part-time
- 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
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.
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:
- Dissertation – traditional 3 month research pathway.
- Live Project – 3 month group project activity researching a commercial project.
- Internship – 3 month opportunity to develop your skills working in partnership with an organisation.
- Placement – 6 month paid work experience implementing a commercial project.
- Only two options in the Business Innovation Project are open to CIPD candidates- Six month Work Placement assessed by a Management Research Report
- The other option for CIPD candidates is the Dissertation (CIPD candidates – Investigating a Business Issue from and HR Perspective)
- 3 month research project culminating in a 12-15,000 word dissertation
- Topics can be undertaken in a number of areas:
- personal interest in a topic area which supports your career aspirations.
- an academic’s research area which explores challenging developments in the supervisor’s area of expertise.
- in partnership with a company or sponsoring company.
- an entrepreneurial opportunity, particularly suitable if you wish to research your own business opportunity.
- 3 month commercial research project.
- Group presentation and executive report, coupled with an individual 8-10,000 word report.
- 1 to 3 month commercial project, undertaken full or part-time with the host company
- Internships are often voluntary positions providing interesting project experience, some positions are paid – potentially up to 86 UNITE Projects are available in 2013-14.
- 30-40 minute commercial presentation and 10,000 word professional dissertation.
- 4 to 6 month work based project undertaken at the organisations premises.
- Assessment consist portfolio of work, visitor assessment, presentation and interim report, culminating in a work related dissertation of 10,000 words.
- Placements can be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
- Students can undertake placements with their 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.
- The salary range for placements range from £14,320 to £25,000 pro rata – the average is £19,555 pro rata.
(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:
- To improve the effectiveness of HR managers and their organisations
- To develop a critical awareness of the potential of human resources to contribute to organisational performance
- To provide a basis from which to develop and enhance your career
- You will be able to register for individual modules as part of CPD.
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