Do you want to be an influential decision maker? Do you want to have an impact on employee motivation, careers development and diversity? This part-time course provides specialist postgraduate training and development within the field of Human Resource Management.
This Human Resource Management degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). These accreditations demonstrates that our postgraduate HRM courses fully align with the latest academic and professional advancements, within the UK as well as internationally.
Successful completion* of the course fulfils part of the requirements for professional membership of the CIPD. Membership of a professional body such as this will further boost individual employability and help students progress towards senior managerial roles.
Advanced CIPD accreditation is also applicable to students who successful complete the Postgraduate Diploma at the appropriate level (i.e. 50% or above on all relevant modules).
The course explores the Human Resource Management in areas such as leadership, employment relations, recruitment, selection, training, development and managing. The teaching is informed by current academic debates and the latest research. Core modules include ‘Managing, Leading and Developing People’, ‘Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective’, ‘Developing Skills for Business and Leadership’ and ‘Learning and Talent Development’. The Management Research Report and the Reflective Project will focus on a strategic HRM issue within an organisation which students identify themselves with the support of an academic tutor.
The University will ensure that the student’s learning is rooted in a real-world context by inviting guest speakers to share their practical HRM business experience together with arranging an external organisational visit.
Sunderland Business School is ranked Best in the Noth East for Course Satisfaction, according to The Guardian University Guide 2015. Our teaching is informed by the latest research and up-to-date approaches and in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) research in the business area was rated 'world-leading'.
If you prefer, this course is also available as a full-time Human Resources Management MSc.
* Please note that students must achieve a 50% pass mark in all CIPD related areas to gain Advanced Membership of the CIPD.