|Study location||United Kingdom|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£10,000.00 per year
Tuition fees for EU/EEA candidates vary from £4,500 to £9,500 per year
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS (6.0 in Writing); TOEFL 600 paper-based, 100 internet-based
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The MA in Human Resource Management (MA HRM) at Southampton Solent
University offers a vehicle for students to gain a Masters degree and
to simultaneously follow a coherent route to professional
qualifications within the Chartered Institute of Personnel and
Development’s (CIPD) Professional Development Scheme (PDS).
The programme has three general aims. The first is to broaden the
individual student’s perceptions, awareness and thinking, whilst
introducing the foundations of the profession, thus developing
knowledge and competence in People Management and Development.
The second aim is to build on this broad foundation with in-depth
study of core professional subject areas.
The third aim is to provide an intellectually challenging and
flexible learning environment that is commensurate with master’s level
study. The learning experience will require independent learning,
critical evaluations, discussions and debate, as well as the
opportunity, through the dissertation, to go into significant depth in
a relevant but narrow topic.
The complex and dynamic environment gives rise to a host of
employment issues that HR managers and professionals need to address.
The MA will enable potential HR professionals and managers to not only
have professional experience through their placement and expertise
through the M-level units studied, but to also have progressed beyond
by developing their knowledge, understanding and skills to the level
of a critical observer of HRM rather than purely an HR manager.
The programme has no requirement associated with work experience,
but individuals will be selected on the basis of the maturity of their
outlook, their ability to benefit from the programme and to make the
contribution that will be expected of them within the learning
process. Students wishing to gain graduate CIPD membership will have
to undertake a placement of a minimum of 30 days as part of the
The MA programme will exceptionally allow applications for
exemptions from any unit within the programme, except the
dissertation. No more than 60 credits can be exempted. This will be
assessed on a unit by unit basis and will be determined by awards
rated as M-Level equivalent and/or experience at a senior level within
management or in a position associated with their chosen pathway.
You will be prepared for general roles in HRM/personnel, or
specialist positions in human resource development, managing diversity
and people resourcing. Destinations of past students include IBM, Red
Funnel Ferries, the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) and Exxon
Mobil.Recognised and accredited skills in people management give
general managers a clear advantage in contemporary work places.
Career paths include: Specialist or generalist Human Resources
and Learning and Development functions, management consultancy, and
line management positions.