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MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management

Our CIPD qualifications are the flagship qualifications for HR and Learning & Development professionals and are widely recognised by employers.

MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management

Would you like to substantiate your strategic HR experience with an internationally recognised high-level academic qualification?

Our Masters Degree Top-up in Strategic Human Resource Management allows you to research in detail and complete your dissertation based on a real-life business issue.

Stand out with a Masters Degree qualification

Our MSc Top-up in Strategic Human Resource Management is for those who have achieved their CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in the last 5 years and really want to really stand apart from their peers with a prestigious, globally recognised academic qualification.

Delivered entirely online, and in partnership with the University of Salford, we offer you one of the fastest routes to achieving your full masters degree qualification; in just 7 months.

You’ll deliver a research proposal, exploring your chosen business issue, followed by a dissertation. You’ll propose real-life recommendations that could benefit you and your organisation.


  • Entry criteria: Must have completed a CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management / Development within the last 5 years.
  • Length: 30 weeks
  • Teaching delivery: Fully online
  • Price: £3,594 (includes VAT)
  • Start dates: September, January and April

Teaching is fully online with live interactive webinars, weekly activities and tutor support.

Structure and flexibility

We developed our Masters Degree Top-up programme with you in mind. You’ll experience live, interactive webinars and weekly study activities on our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) as well as receiving outstanding support from our highly qualified tutors. Benefit from the flexibility of online learning with webinar recordings and programme content designed to allow you to fit your studies around your life. Study with your peers, share best practice and support each other on your journey to your Masters qualification.

Is studying online for me?

MOL have an outstanding reputation in developing fully online, high-level academic programmes. We understand the challenges and rewards of online learning. Our Masters Degree Top-up programme incorporates all the benefits of a classroom setting with the flexibility of online study. Regular interactive webinars keep you on track and you’ll have frequent touchpoints with your tutor and group to check on progress.

For more information please complete our enquiry form or call one of our Qualification Advisors on 03452 032 103

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Course Details

The MOL Masters Degree Top-up programme is delivered fully online over 30 weeks and divided into a weekly structure to help you achieve your goals. Activities and tutor touch-points are strategically placed to help keep you motivated and on track. We offer:

  • 10 live and highly interactive webinars at regular intervals
  • Unlimited access to webinar recordings so you can revisit topics
  • Structured tutorials when you need most support
  • Ongoing tutor support
  • Additional topic based pre-recorded webinars
  • Online activities on the VLE to build your research skills and knowledge.
  • Peer support through activities and webinars

You’ll cover two assessed assignments over the 30 week programme:

  • Research Proposal (3,000 words)
  • Dissertation (12,000 words)

The MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development is accredited by the University of Salford.

If your company is looking to fund your training, we can raise an invoice if you provide a purchase order with your application.

We also provide interest-free payment plans if you want to fund your study yourself.

We are part of the largest not for profit learning enterprise of its kind.
This means we reinvest our resources to help you the learner, rather than pay dividends to shareholders.