MA in Human Resource Management and Development (Route B)

The MA in Strategic Human Resource Management & Development is a unique way to stand out from your peers and underpin your strategic HR experience with a valuable qualification.

You will be able to do the Route B version of the Master's course if you obtained your CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma more than 4 years ago or have Chartered MCIPD membership. Recognising and supporting the fact that you haven’t studied at this level for some time, you will start by building critical research and analytical skills. You will explore differing approaches to researching in this field, understanding how and why they are different, along with building your skills in critical evaluation of what constitutes reliable and valid research. Following this preparation phase, you will be ready to undertake your dissertation, investigating a current HRM issue of your choice.

Course Details

Price: £3,995 (We do not charge VAT)

Length: 9 months 

Time commitment: 5 face-to-face full day workshops and 3 virtual workshops

Assignments: A 15,000 word dissertation and 2 x 3,000 word assignments.

Why choose MOL?

We have been running this shortened Master's top-up qualification for more than 10 years. Our tutors are praised for their excellent, detailed feedback and accurate marking. This supports you to successfully complete this qualification, adding value to both your organisation and your CV.

Our innovative action learning approach enables you to be supported and challenged by your peers as well as developing your own critical evaluation skills as you review others’ research work. At the same time you will continue to develop your independent learning and analytical skills as you complete a substantial research dissertation.

For more information about our CIPD and HR qualifications, please complete our enquiry form or call one of our Programme Advisors to discuss.

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Course details

The main activity is the research dissertation and there is a substantial amount of independent study. The workshops allow you to test ideas with your peers, and you will build up a network of support through the action learning approach as well as having tutor support.

Apart from research practice and skills, the content of your Master's is down to you. You can choose whatever area of strategic Human Resource Management or Development you wish to study and you therefore focus the content on an area that interests you, and will bring value to your role and your personal development.

Sheffield Hallam University partners MOL with the current Master's, bringing its expertise in HRM/D and business to the programme. You’ll gain an MA Professional Practice Strategic Human Resource Management and Development, accredited by Sheffield Hallam University.

We have been running this short, part-time Master's top-up qualification for more than 10 years. Our tutors are praised for their excellent, detailed feedback and accurate marking. This supports you to successfully complete this qualification, adding value to both your organisation and your CV.

Our innovative action learning approach enables you to be supported and challenged by your peers, as well as developing your own critical evaluation skills as you review others’ research work. At the same time you will continue to develop your independent learning and analytical skills as you complete a substantial research dissertation.

If your company is looking to fund your training, we can raise an invoice if you provide a purchase order with your application. As MOL is a not-for-profit organisation we do not charge VAT.

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

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